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John Beihler
Volga Twp.

John Beihler is a native of Switzerland, born June 16, 1819. His parents, Adam and Susan Beihler, nee Geiser, emigrated to the United States in 1852, located in Pennsylvania, where the father died in 1855. Mrs. Beihler then removed to Clayton County with her family, and died here in 1876. The subject of this memoir came to this county with his mother, and at once engaged in farming in Volga Township. He was married in 1868, to Walburga Beihler, nee Riter, who was born in Germany in 1841, and was the widow of John Beihler (deceased), by whom she had one son - Charles Albert. Mrs. Beihler owns a finely cultivated farm in this township, of 40 acres, on section 31; she also owns a house and lot in Elkport.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1118
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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