Charles Leibrock, merchant, was born in Bavaria, Germany, in May, 1833, where he was educated. In 1853, thinking to better his condition in a free country, he emigrated to America, landing in New Orleans, and thence by river to St. Claire County, Ill., where he worked on a farm a short time; he then came to Elkader, where he has resided since. After arriving in Elkader he was employed as a laborer in the Elkader Mill, and afterward became purchasing agent. In 1857, he married E. F. Christ, a native of Ohio. By this union there are five children, viz.: Ella S., Frank G., Hattie S., Lizzie M. and Charles L. Mr. Leibrock is a member of the Masonic fraternity, Elkader Lodge, No. 72; also of Bismark Lodge, No. 110, A.O.U.W. He came to the county a poor man, but by close attention to business and good judgment has accumulated a fine property, and is one of the prosperous business men of the village.
source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 662
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