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This profile was last updated on 10/11/07  and contains information from public web pages.

Chairman

Northwestern Irish Americans
 
Background

Employment History

  • Position, Quartermaster's Department

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Web References
South Dakota Hall of Fame
www.sdhalloffame.com, 11 Oct 2007 [cached]
John Stanage from County Cavan, Ireland
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On October 24, 1856, John Stanage arrived at Fort Pierre with a battalion of Second Infantry from Fort Ridgley.His wife, Bridget, accompanied him on the journey across the prairie.A short time later he was honorably discharged and went to work in the Quartermaster's Department.A son, John, the first white child born in Dakotas, was born in Fort Pierre on March 20, 1857.
In the summer of 1857, Fort Pierre was abandoned and John Stanage, with his family, drove a six-mule team to Fort Randall.He worked there for the Quartermasters until May or June of 1859.The family then went down the Missouri River in a steamboat to Sioux City.In July of that same year, the family returned to Dakota and came up the James River, where he established a home in log cabin a mile south of the present town of Mission Hill.He erected the cabin with the aid of paid Indian labor, which was abundant.
Stanage had taught himself the Sioux Indian language during his soldier days and this proved of great advantage in his pioneer work.He homesteaded 160 acres and became the first settler on the James River.He was the first farmer in Dakota to settle his land and to cultivate the soil as his only occupation.His wife was at that time the only white woman in Dakota, west of the Big Sioux River outside of Ft. Randall.
Stanage established a rope ferry across the James River, which for many years was one of the most used crossings in the area.In 1861, Postmaster General Blair commissioned him Postmaster at James River Crossing and President Lincoln signed the commission.
In 1861 John Stanage was elected a member of the House of Representatives of the first Dakota Legislature.He left his home in the early morning of March 17, 1862, by horseback to Yankton to take his seat in the Legislature.He was a member of the Democratic Party.
John Stanage was a character member of the Old Settlers Historical Association, which was the first association of this character, and was chartered by the first Legislature in 1862.He was one of the corporate members of the Missouri and Niobrara Valley Railway Co., which was granted a character by the 1st Legislature.He was elected a delegate to the Territorial Convention of the National Union Party in 1866.He was Sergeant-at-Arms at the 6th session of the Legislative Assembly of Dakota Territory in 1866.He was a charter member of the 1st Territorial Fair Committee, which was known as the Yankton County Agricultural Society and Bureau of Immigration in 1869.In 1872 he was elected Chairman of a convention of Northwestern Irish Americans which met in Vermillion and had delegates from Iowa, Nebraska, and Dakota.
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