Pueblo County, Colorado
John V. Andrews

Contributed by Maggie Stuart Zimmerman.

This gentleman is a well-known merchant of Pueblo, being the sole proprietor of an extensive wholesale grocery house. He was born on a farm in Montgomery County, Ohio, May 5, 1845. He attended the Wesleyan University at Delaware, Ohio, and graduated in the literary department in 1861. He afterward attended the law department and received his diploma in due course. In 1863, he located at Dayton, Ohio, and began the practice of law, but was soon compelled to abandon it, owing to the condition of his health. From Dayton he moved to Kingston, Mo., where he lived more than a year. From Kingston, he removed to Lincoln, Neb., at which place he engaged in the grocery business. After about two years, he disposed of his store and went to San Diego, Cal., where he lived, with the exception of a time which he spent in Nevada, until 1870. In the spring of that year, he returned east as far as Colorado and located at Pueblo. He first opened a general store at Pueblo, but subsequently embarked in the wholesale grocery business, which he has since continued with fine success. Mr. Andrews now carries a large stock, and has an extensive trade, receiving his custom from the various points in Southern and Western Colorado and New Mexico. Extracted from History of the Arkansas Valley, Colorado By J. Harrison Mills 1881

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