William Monlux, son of Ezra and Susannah (Wagner) Monlux, was born Dec. 6, 1833, at Delaware, Ohio. Was educated in the common schools of Ohio. When twenty-two years of age came with his father to Clayton County, settling in Wagner township. He followed farming until 1862, when he enlisted in Company D, Twenty-first Iowa Volunteers. He participated in all the battles of his regiment until the great charge on Vicksburg, May 22, 1863. He had been promoted to Sergeant and again to Color-Bearer, which position he was filling at this battle, when he was wounded in the leg. He lay for sixty-four hours without aid, and was then taken to the hospital, where he remained seven months. He was discharged on account of his wound in November, 1863. He has since lived on his farm on section 18. He was married June 19, 1864, to Priscilla Forney, born in Monroe, Wis., Oct. 18, 1845. They have had eight children, seven living - Cary E., Laura M., Mary E., Charles W., Delos D., William and Katie A. Hattie died when an infant. Mr. Monlux has 200 acres of good land, well improved. He has held the offices of Township Trustee, Justice of the Peace, Assessor, and has been Town Clerk over fifteen years. He is a Republican.
source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1137
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