biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
JAMES GRACE, a successful farmer of Monroe Township, was born in Kilkenny, Ireland, in the year 1807. He came to America in 1821 and to Iowa in 1865, settling in Black Oak Township, this county. In 1843 he was married to Miss Celia Hollingshead, a native of New Jersey. They are the parents of eight children: Philip lives in this township; Mary, Anna and Margaret are deceased; James, Katie and Hattie reside at home; Ellen is the wife of Henry Stringfellow, and resides in Adams Township. Politically Mr. Grace is a Democrat, and is a member of the Roman Catholic Church. His home farm consists of 200 acres of fertile land in an excellent state of cultivation and well improved. He is an energetic, industrious and indefatigable worker, a man of a high order of intelligence,and a first-class manager of his affairs, and possessing these qualities has prospered fairly in Life. As neighbor, citizen and friend, there are none who stand higher in the esteem of their acquaintances than Mr. Grace.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy