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Margaret Beckler
Buena Vista Twp.

Margaret Beckler was born in Germany, July 13, 1835. She came to America in 1851, landed at New York, and from there went to Detroit, Mich. thence to Madison, Ind.; remained there one summer, and then went to Hamilton, O.; remained there three years. She married John M. Beckler, who was born in Germany in 1832. By this union there are five children-- John M., born in 1858; Robert and Magdalene (twins), August 1860; Rose I., in 1862, and Amalia, Mar. 11, 1864. John M. Beckler died in New Orleans, June 25, 1865; he was a soldier in Company G., Twenty-fourth Iowa Infantry, and died while bravely defending the Union. In his death Clayton County lost one of her most respected citizens. Mrs. Beckler has twenty acres of good land well improved. Robert is keeping books for J. Adams, in Dubuque. John is station agent at Caledonia Junction, Minn, and Rose is teaching school at Osterdock, Clayton County; Amalia is at home with mother.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 679
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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