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J. A. HART, jeweler, is a native of Connecticut, and was born in Southington, Hartford County, February 23, 1841. At the age of twelve he came to Indiana with relatives, and two years afterward located in Kewanee, Ill., where he was educated and learned the jeweler's trade. In 1862 he enlisted in , serving three years, when he was honorably discharged and returned to Illinois. In 1865 he engaged in the jewelry business with J. W. Eddy, in Kewanee, Ill., and in 1867 commenced business for himself at Altoona, Ill., and in 1873 at Cambridge, from which point he came to Oskaloosa, KS in the spring of 1881. He was married in Illinois in September, 1867, to Miss Mary E. Patrick, a native of Kentucky. They have one daughter--Katie E. Mr. Hart is a member of the A. O. U. W.
William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas
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