MRS. CATHERINE EUKEN
Mrs. Catherine Euken resides on section 35, Franklin township, where she located with her family in 1876, Her farm contains one hundred and sixty acres of land, which, at the time of her purchase, was wholly unimproved, but is now well cultivated. Mrs. Euken is the widow of John R. Euken, a native of Germany, who emigrated to the United States with his family in 1869. They settled in Whiteside county, Illinois, upon a farm, where Mr. Euken died in the fall of 1872. The family came to Iowa for the purpose of getting more land than they then owned in Illinois. Mrs. Euken has five children, four sons and one daughter--Emke, Edward, Carl, Amelia and Herman, all of whom were born in Germany.
Contributed by Lisa Varnes-Rex from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 798-799 .