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H.F. Beyer
Lodomillo Twp.

H. F. Beyer, merchant, Edgewood, was born in Elk Township, Clayton County, May 13, 1848, and was a son of William and Mary Beyer, nee Ramey. They were natives of Pennsylvania, and settled in Iowa in 1845. The father died in 1849, and H. F. remained with his mother, assisting on the farm and attending school until his twentieth year, when he began teaching school. He taught seven or eight years, then embarked in the mercantile business in Edgewood. He owns a fine large store 70x22 feet, and two stories in height, and carries a complete stock of general merchandise, valued at about $6,000; his trade last year was over $25, 000. In connection with this he owns and conducts the Femer Creamery at Edgewood, where he manufacutres the celebrated Femer Creamery butter. This business amounted to $12,500 last year. On May 8, 1881, Mr. Beyer was married to Alma Femer, who was born in Lodomillo Township, Clayton County. They have one son-- Fleck W. Mr. Beyer is one of the wealthy and prominent men of Edgewood.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 883
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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