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G.H. Bierbaum
Garnavillo Twp.

G. H. Bierbaum is a native of Hanover, Germany, born in 1825. He came to the United States in 1842, and located in Ohio, where he remained until 1846, when he came to Clayton County, settling upon his present farm, then a claim made by Robert Gladden. He now owns 460 acres of well cultivated land, and has one of the finest farms in this section. When he first came to the county he paid $1.00 an acre for eighty acres. He married M. M. Caroline Walker, a native of Germany. They have eight children, three sons and five daughters. Mr. Bierbaum has held several township offices, and is one of the present Trustees. His father, John H. Bierbaum, came to this county in 1847, and resided with his son until his death, as did his mother.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p.802-803
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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