Posted By: S. Ferrall (email)
Date: 4/25/2004 at 17:40:59
Deidrick Addicken (deceased) was born in the Grand Dukedom of Oldenburg, Germany, November 5, 1824. He came to America in 1855, and made his first home in Clayton Co., Io., where for two years he was a farmer. In 1857, he came to Decorah and built what has since been known as the old brewery, near the stone mill. In this he laid the foundation for the competency he afterwards acqired. About ten years subsequently he purchased the property he owned and occupied at the time of his death. There he gradually surrounded himself with buildings, which in themselves form a small village, and here he spent his remaining years in the double capacity of brewer and miller. His death took place in July, 1875, being caused by injuries received by a fall while in the act of getting out of his buggy. He left an invalid wife, three daughters and one son.
[source: History of Winneshiek & Allamakee Counties, 1882; by W.E. Alexander; Sioux City, Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1882; pg. 547]
-transcribed by S. Ferrall
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