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August Freitag (b. 1843)


Posted By: Dorothy Gosse (email)
Date: 6/6/2005 at 22:35:39

Freitag, August, of the firm of Pfarrer, Freitag & Co., proprietors of the Pleasant Valley Flouring and Saw Mills; Section 22; PO Elgin; born in Prussia Aug. 14, 1843; came to Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin in 1867*; he went to Guttenberg, Clayton Co., Iowa in 1867*; removed to Garnavillo in 1869 and to Wagner Township, Clayton Co. in 1870; was there two years, then came to Elgin; was in Dowse’s Mill 2 ˝ years and in September, 1877 went into Pleasant Valley Mills, where he now is. He married Anna Hamilton in February, 1868; she was born in Clayton Co., Iowa; they four children -- Anna, Herman, Louis and August Jr. Mr. F is a Lutheran.

*as printed in original
Page 723, 1878 History of Fayette County, Iowa
Pleasant Valley township


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