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1883 History of
Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa


J. A. FELTHOUS came here in 1871, and worked for his brother in the grain business for a number of years before he went into business for himself.

He is the hardware and grain dealer in Rockwell, having succeeded E. P. NYRE, in September, 1877. He as a complete stock of goods. In 1878 he erected a new store building, the main part being 22x50 feet, two stories high, with basement the same height as the upper rooms. The floors are connected by elevators and the store is conveniently arranged. An addition to the main building is used for a tin shop. The entire cost of building was about $2,000.

J. A. FELTHOUS and his brother, J. C. FELTHOUS, are also engaged in the grain and coal trade, under the firm name of FELTHOUS Bros., successors of their brother, George H. They are energetic young men and possess that business tact which means success.

J. A. FELTHOUS was born in Dubuque county, in 1855. His wife is Elizabeth M., daughter of George B. ROCKWELL. His brother, J. C. FELTHOUS, of this firm, was also born in Dubuque county in 1859.

SOURCE: History of Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa. p. 845. Union Publishing Co. Springfield IL. 1883.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2011



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