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1883 History of
Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa


Henry GILDNER, senior, is a native of Germany, and was married there to Anna MOKE. In 1846 they emigrated to America and settled in Canada, where they resided until 1866. In that year they came to Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa, and located in Falls township, where Mr. GILDNER purchased a farm on section 14, Falls township, which is still their home. They have five children - Conrad, Catharine, Henry, Elizabeth and Warner.

Mr. and Mrs. GILDNER belong to the German Baptist Church.

Henry GILDNER, second son of Mr. GILDNER, was born in the county of Perth, Canada, Nov. 11, 1853, where he resided with his parents, accompanying them to Iowa in 1866.

Feb. 19, 1876, he was married to Mary Ann BRUNNER, also a native of Perth Co., Canada.

He had previously, in 1873, purchased a farm on section 13, and on his marriage he settled upon it. He did the first breaking in 1874 and raised his first crop the following year. He has made the usual improvements, set out numerous forest and fruit trees and built his residence. He has a farm of 160 acres, one half of which is situated in Mitchell county.

The children of Mr. and Mrs. GILDNER are - William E., John H. and Edward E.

Mr. and Mrs. GILDNER are members of the German Baptist Church.

SOURCE: History of Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa. p. 887. Union Publishing Co. Springfield IL. 1883.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2011



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