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Christian Bloedel
Mendon Twp.

Christian Bloedel, wagon-maker, was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, Apr. 19, 1825. In 1848 he came to America and located in Pittsburg, Pa., where he spent six years; thence to Detroit, Mich., where he embarked in the grocery buisness one year and a half. From there he removed to Saganaw where he worked at his trade, and in connection cultivated a small farm. In 1859 he came to Guttenberg, Clayton County, Ia., and in 1862 to McGregor, where he has been engaged in manufacturing buggies and wagons. In 1849 he married Sophia Heine, who was born in Baden, Germany, in 1829. By this union there are six children, five living-- Henry, George, Leonard, Charles and Johannah. Mr. Bloedel came to this county in limited circumstances but by close attention to business has accumulated a fine property and competency.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 969
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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