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Jacob Buch
Monona Twp.

Jacob Buch, one of the enterprising business men of Luana, was born in Oberossbach, Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany, in 1835. When nineteen years of age he emigrated to America, and located near Guttenberg, Clayton County, where he worked as a farm laborer for five years, then purchased land and engaged in farming, which he followed until 1868, when he disposed of his farm and went to Benton County, Ia., and embarked in the mercantile buisness. He remained there until 1878, when he sold out and went to Guttenberg for a short time, thence to Luana, where he is engaged in general merchandising. In 1860 he married Frederica Peppmiller, who was born in Prussia, Germany, Oct. 18, 1840. By this union there are five children-- Amelia, Willie, Minnie, Lizzie and Garfield Arthur. Mr. Buch came to the county in very limited circumstances, but went manfully to work, and by judicious management has accumulated a fine property and home. In politics he is a Republican.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1037
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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