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Ferdinand Albrecht
Cox Creek Twp.

Ferdinand Albrecht, proprietor of the hotel at Mederville, was born in Prussia, June 6, 1823. He followed a sea-faring life for many years, being captain of a ship on the Baltic sea. In 1856, he emigrated to the United States and went to Wisconsin, where he entered land and resided three years, then disposed of his farm and removed to Clayton County. He returned to Wisconsin three years later, and purchased a farm, with which he was very successful, and lived on seventeen years. In 1879 he settled in Clayton County, where he has remained since. In 1856, he was married to Caroline, daughter of Louis and Frederica (Sourbier) Meder. She was born in Mecklenburg Schwerin, Germany, on Nov. 28, 1829. Their union has been blessed with four children- Maria, Henry, Alfred and Albert. Mr. Albrecht is one of the representative and influential citizens of Clayton County, and is neurtal in his political views.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 736
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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