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By W. S. Pitts

Submitted by Beverly Witmer & Lynn McCleary, March 14, 2013

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Rudric Zoller, born in Germany, came to America when a young man; came to Iowa; married to Earnestina Drewslow, July 14, 1860, at Ft. Atkinson. Next came into Chickasaw county, locating on section 25, New Hampton township. The place is known by our old settlers as the Montgomery farm. Some family differences arising, Mr. Zoller took his share of real and personal property, and a German girl and went to Missouri where he now lives. Mrs. Zoller kept the farm. Six children were born to them: Louis, Wilhelmina Rosina, Emma, Helena Dora, Millie and Matie. Louis went to Missouri, is married; Wilhelmina died in Missouri; Emma married Henry Mattke; Helena and Millie are dead; Matie married William Benner. In December 1880, Mrs. Zoller married Albert Duenow. In 1898 they sold the farm and moved to Fredericksburg.


Charles Zwick was another of the boys that figured largely here in an early day. He is said to have been the first one to be married in the town. He left the town during the war. Do not know where he went. He lived on the hill near where Mikes Bros. have their slaughter house. The house that he built stood on the top of the rise of ground north of the Duenow and Riley Benedict place. It was long known as the "Zwick place." It toppled over and partially fell into the cellar. It is now removed and many of the beautiful oak trees around the lot are also gone.

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