|Cherokee County Biographies
KIRCHER, a prominent farmer of Rock Township, was born in Germany,
March 7, 1837, and is a son of Nicholas and Mary (Styer) Kircher.
The father served in the French police under Napoleon.
our subject was thirteen years of age he emigrated to America and spent
the first year in Buffalo, New York; thence he went to
and remained there until 1864. When there was a call for more
to go to the defense of the old flag, he took up arms in behalf of his
newly adopted land, and enlisted in October, 1864, in the First
Wisconsin Battery, under command of General Grant. After the
close of the war he returned to his home, and remained there until
1874, when he removed to Cherokee County. He bought a farm of
acres in Rock Township, where he still resides. Mr. Kircher
united in marriage in 1860, to Miss Mary Monday, a daughter of Jacob
and Mary (Lauter) Monday.
Biographical History of Cherokee
County, IA, W. W. Dunbar & Co Publishers, 1889
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