Contributed by Lori Driver
Biography of Egar Elijah Cole Source: Biographical Record & Portrait Album of Webster
and Hamilton Counties, Iowa 1888 Page 374 Edgar E. Cole, section 12, Rose Grove Township was born at Cherry Valley in the state of
New York, September 22, 1846, a son of Henry and Nancy Cole. When he was four years old
his parents moved to Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, where he was reared and educated,
remaining at home until after the breaking out of the War of the Rebellion. In March 1865,
he enlisted and was assigned to and for a short time stationed at St. Louis, and from
there was sent to guard the Union Pacific Railroad, remaining in the West about six
months, when he was discharged he then returned to Wisconsin. In 1866 he came to Iowa
and lived in Hardin County three years, and in 1869 moved to Hamilton County and bought
eighty acres of land in Rose Grove Township, where he has lived since. He has added to
his farm until it now contains 159 acres, and in addition to this owns 141 acres in
Hardin County. He has a good residence and other farm buildings, and his improvements.
Henry Cole Picture dated 1882 Taken In Columbia County , Wisconsin Henry Cole was a son of Harmon Cole and Catherine Minkler. Cole Boys This picture is of Dewitt C. Cole and Edgar E. Cole and their wives. The picture was
taken in Columbia County , Wisconsin likely 1900+. Both Dewitt and Edgar were sons of
Henry and Nancy Cole , both born in Cherry Valley.