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Charles G. Spormann died 1892

SPORMANN, BODENSTEIN

Posted By: cheryl moonen (email)
Date: 5/1/2018 at 22:45:19

The following bio pulled from his son's bio in the 1911 History of Linn County, Iowa: from it's earliest settlement to the present:

Charles G. Spormann was a native of Germany, and about 1860 emigrated to the United States, establishing his home in Sterling, Illinois. He superintended the building of the first bridge over the Mississippi river at Clinton, Iowa, in 1894 and was an engineer of marked ability. He also erected many large sawmills throughout Illinois and Iowa. He was by trade a mason and his knowledge of the business and of civil engineering gave him prominence and brought him success in the filed to which he devoted his labors. He served his adopted country as a soldier in the Civil war and to him and his comrades was entrusted the work of destroying many bridges to check the advance of the enemy. In Sterling, Illinois, he wedded Miss Johanna Bodenstein and unto them were born thirteen children. Mrs. Spormann died at the age of thirty-three (39)

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