Biographical Sketch of Dennis Tracy

Dennis Tracy, farmer, Section 20, Township 18, Range 8 west, P. O. Moss Side, was born in Yonkers, Westchester Co., N. Y., July 26, 1845. When twelve years of age, he left home, going to Bainbridge, Ind., where he resided until the breaking-out of the rebellion. He enlisted, in July 1861, in Company D, Twenty-sixth Indiana Infantry, serving three years in the army of the Frontier, and in the Gulf Department. He was taken prisoner at Fordyce, La., and held nearly a year, his term expiring in the meantime. He was exchanged, and immediately re-enlisted in his old company, serving until November 1865, when he was discharged by general order. He was wounded three times–once at Prairie Grove, Ark., in December 1862, at the assault on Vicksburg, in May, 1863, and at Mobile, Ala., in March 1865. After his discharge, he went to Pickens, Ala., where, for two years. he was employed as foreman of a plantation. He then went to Marshall, Texas, engaging in the same business two years. He then went to Knoxville, Ill., remaining two years. He then resided in Madison County, Iowa, two years, and there married, November 19, 1872, Miss Merranda Trester, who was born in Marion County, Ind. He then removed to Burlington, Iowa, where for three years he was foreman of the quarries. He next engaged in farming two years in Decatur County, Iowa, and then came to Nebraska. He has 320 acres in his farm, of which a portion is in cultivation. He is a member of Caddel Post, No. 74, G. A. R., at Cedar Rapids. He is a straight Republican, and is Assessor of Cedar Precinct. He takes great interest in religious and educational matters.



Boone County NE,

Compendium of History Reminiscence and Biography Of Nebraska. Chicago: Alden Publishing Company. 1912.

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