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William Buhlman
Clayton Twp.

William Buhlman, with Bassett, Hunting & Company, McGregor, was born in the State of Ohio, Sept. 8, 1849, and in 1852 came with his parents to Clayton County. He lived in Garnavillo until 1865, when he came to Clayton City and has resided here since. He clerked for V. D.Lorimer seven years, then engaged in the grain traffic, being with "Diamond Jo" Reynolds two years, and with W. Ahlers four years, discounting the business with the grain firms of Munn, Norton & Scott, of Chicago, and Taylor Bros., of St. Louis, went into bankruptcy. He then introduced white sand for making glass to the Rock Island Glass Company, and two years later disposed of this business to his brother, Julius Buhlman. Since that time he has been engaged with Bassett, Hunting & Company, grain dealers of McGregor. His marriage occurred Oct. 13, 1870, to Maggie Smasal who was born in Austria, June 20, 1847. Their married life has been blessed with five children- Willie, born Nov. 23, 1871; Maggie, Apr. 10, 1873; Amelia, Oct. 13, 1875; Edward, Jan. 13, 1878, and Bernhard. In religous sentiment Mr. Buhlman is a Lutheran. He is an ardent supporter of the Republican party, and has been elected to several township offices. He is the present Township Assessor, receiving a majority of thirty-eight votes and beating a man who had been in office twelve years.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 720
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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