Charles Wedemeyer, farmer and wagon-maker, and the present steward of the poor farm, is a son of Henry and Anna Wedemeyer, and was born in Germany, March 4, 1841. His parents came to the United States in 1864, and located in Clayton Center, where they now reside. Charles came to the United States in 1860, and learned the wagon-maker's trade, which he followed in California and Nevada four years, then came to Clayton County and settled on a farm in Wagner Township. He owns eighty acres of land on section 5, which he cultivated until Oct. 12, 1881, when he was appointed to his present position of steward of the poor farm. He was married in 1868 to Sophia, daughter of John and Sophia (Haman) Bellman, natives of Germany. To them have been born five children--Dorathea, born July 21, 1871; John, May 27, 1875; Charles, April 30, 1877; Lydia, March 3, 1879, and Alice, June 9, 1881. Mr. Wedemeyer has held the office of Township Assessor a number of terms and has faithfully discharged the duties of his position. He votes the Democratic ticket.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1079-1080
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