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John H. Beckman
Clayton Twp.

John H. Beckman, one of the pioneer children of Clayton County, was born near Garnavillo, Ia., on July 7, 1857, and was a son of J.F. Beckman, who was born in Germany, On March 25, 1805, and settled in Clayton County, Ia., in 1850. He purchased the mercantile stock of Mr. Schroeder, in Clayton City, in 1875, and successfully prosecuted the business until his death, which occurred on July 1, 1879. John H. succeeded to his father's interest in the store, and the business has been conducted under the firm name of Beckman Bros. & Co. since. His mother is still living in Clayton City, passing her declining years in peaceful prosperity, sheltered by the loving care of faithful and dutiful sons, of whom any mother might be proud. The family are member of the Lutheran church, and in politics are Republicans.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 718
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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