JOHN BORDEWICK, who is senior partner in the firm of Bordewick Bros., publishers of the Deutsch Zeitnng, of Vinton, was born in Oldenswort, Germany, Feb. 19, 1863. He is a son of Jacob and Margaret (Blohn) Bordewick, also natives of Germany. He received a good education in his native place, and was employed in teaching for a short time previous to his coming to this country. In 1881 he left his native land, coming direct to Benton County, and entered the office of the Free Press, at Vinton. After remaining there a short time he went to Jackson County, Iowa, where he was employed on the Jackson Journal. On the 28th day of May, 1883, he purchased his present office, and has since been engaged in the publication of the paper, which at present has a circulation of 500 copies, which is being steadily increased. It is the only German paper in Benton County. Although young in years, Mr. Bordewick is recognized as a man of natural talent and ability.
Source Citation: "1887 Benton County, Iowa Biographies" [database online] Benton County IAGenWeb Project. <http://iagenweb.org/benton/>
Original data: "Portrait and Biographical Album of Benton County, Iowa." Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887, p. 184-185.
Transcribed by: Sue Soden. Submitted to the Benton County IAGenWeb Project on June 16th, 2007. Copyright © 2007 The IAGenWeb Project.