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John C. Bierbaum
Garnavillo Twp.

John C. Bierbaum, farmer, section 33, Garnavillo Township, was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1828. He left his native country for America in 1845, and located in the State of Ohio, where he resided until 1846, when he became a resident of Clayton County. In October, 1851, he purchased eighty acres of land of James McClelland, which comprises a portion oof his present farm. He has added to his original purchase until he now owns 250 acres of land under excellent improvement. He was married to Florentine J. Meyer, a native of Germany. To them have been born five children-- Elizabeth, John H., Christ, Clara and Eddie.

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


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