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Henry C. Beckman
Clayton Twp.

Henry C. Beckman, dealer in agricultureal implements and manufacturer of windmills, pumps, etc., was born in the State of Ohio on June 3, 1850. He came with his parents to Clayton County when a mere baby, an has resided here since. His parents settled on a farm in Garnavillo Township, where he was reared and educated. He was married on June 15, 1882, to Lucy F. Schroeder, who was born in Garnavillo Township, Jan. 28, 1851. Mr. Beckman in religious sentiment is a Lutheran, and is a stong supporter of the Republican party. His father, J.F. Beckman, was born in Germany, on March 25, 1805. He left the fatherland for the United States in 1842, and located in Clayton County in 1850. He married Anna Dekors, a native of Germany, born Jan. 6, 1825. Of ten children born of this union, six are living. Herman Beckman, brother of Henry C., was born in Clayton County, Nov. 19, 1855. The Beckman Brothers can truly be classed with the enterprising and energetic citizens of Clayton City, having resided here many years, and have ever been active in any enterprise tending the advancement of her improvement and interests.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 717
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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