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Jabez D. Beyer
Mallory Twp.

Jabez D. Beyer was born in Huntingdon County, Penn., Dec. 5, 1841. He came to Clayton County, Ia, in 1845 with his father and settled on section 24, Elk Township. His father died in 1848, and his mother returned to Pennsylvania with her family. Six years later they came again to this country and have resided here since. Jabez D. enlisted Aug. 21, 1862, in Company D, twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry, and was mustered out June 26, 1865. He participated in several engagements during the three years of service, and was wounded at the battle of Nashville, Tenn., on Dec. 16, 1864, and was transferred to Jeffersonville, Ind., where he was discharged. He returned to Clayton County, and was married to Maria D. McCrum on Oct. 19, 1866. She was born Oct. 5, 1850, and died Nov. 10, 1878 leaving four children--Mabel B., born Aug. 21, 1867; Charles E., Oct. 25, 1869; Arthur E., March 10, 1873, and Ira R. Sept. 24, 1875. He was married the second time on March 15, 1881 to E. Kate Fleck who was born in Blair County, Pa., Aug. 26, 1843. Mr. Beyer is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and in politics is a Republican. He is one of the early settlers and representative men of Clayton County.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 913
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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