Posted By: Tina Keister (email)
Date: 1/17/2006 at 21:32:15
L Goeppinger, of the firm of L & H Goeppinger, jobbers of leather and saddlery hardware, and manufacturers of saddles, harness and collars, is a native of Wurtemberg, Germany, and was born June 9, 1829, in his youth he learned the trade of tanner, in 1849 he emigrated to the United States and settled in Pennsylvania and remained in Pittsburgh three and a half years working at his chosen occupation, he then removed to Malvern, Carroll county, Ohio, and lived there twelve years, he bacame impressed from the best sources of information that Iowa offered superior inducements for a man of energy and perseverance to succeed, he made a prospecting tour through the State and selected his present location and came to the county in 1866, he is a man of sterling integrity, decided character and untiring energy, and is endowed with rare good sense and a well balanced mind, and as a citizen he is public spirited, and ever identified with the best interest and substantial progress of the city, he has never sought or held public office, prefering the quiet and peace of his legitimate business, and as a business man has been eminently successful; he was married to Miss Catharine M Lebeau in 1857, she was a native of Malvern, Ohio, they have a family of five children: Mary, John, Charles, Lewis, Emilie
From the 1880 Boone county History Book
Boone Biographies maintained by Jan Bony.
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