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Adam Berg
Giard Twp.

Adam Berg, one of the prominent farmers of Clayton County, was born in Hessen, Germany, on the 17th day of May, 1824. His father was a farmer, and died in Germany. His mother came to Clayton County and died at the residence of her son in Giard Township, at the advanced age of eighty-four. Adam was reared on a farm and educated in his native country. In 1846 he came to the United States, locating at Cincinnati, Ohio, where he remained one year, then came to Clayton County and purchased land in Giard Township. For the first few years he worked as a laborer. In 1851 he married Mary Mann, a daughter of Rev. John Mann. She was born in Monroe County, O., May 28, 1835. Mr. and Mrs. Berg are the parents of eight children, two died in infancy. The living are-- Elizabeth, wife of George Swartz; John, William, Edward, George and Oscar. Mr. Berg came to the county without a dollar in his pocket, but went manfully to work and by untiring industry has accumulated a fine property and home, and is classed among the prominent and well-to-do farmers of Clayton County. He owns 180 acres of land in Clayton County valued at $40 per acre, and 120 in Cerro Gordo County, Ia., valued at $15 per acre. Mr. and Mrs. Berg are members of the Methodist Episcopal church of Giard, and have done much for its support. Mr. B. is a Republican in politics.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 817-818
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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