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Herman H. Beckman
Clayton Twp.

Herman H. Beckman, one of the pioneer children of Clayton County, who by dint of fair dealing and integrity, has risen to prominence, was born in Garnavillo, on Nov. 19, 1854. He lived on his father's farm until his eighteenth year, when he embarked in the hardware business in Clayton City, which he successfully prosecuted until 1881, then sold to Schroeder Bos., and in parternship with his brother, Henry C., he established the present business. In January 1882, Christ Beckman became a member of the firm of Beckman Bros. They manufacture pumps and windmills, and deal heavily in all kinds of farm machinery. Mr. Beckman was reared in the Republican school of politics, and still adheres to the principles of that party. He belongs to the Lutheran church.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 717-18
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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