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Jacob Christein
Monona Twp.

Jacob Christein, one of the enterprising farmers of Monona Township, was born near Menhiem, Germany, July 25, 1829. When fourteen years old his parents emigrated to the United States, and located in Dearborn County, Ind., where he remained twelve years, then removed to Clayton County. In 1855 he married Sarah Schmidt, who was born in Wirtemburg, Germany, Sept. 15, 1826. By this union there was a family of four children, one living, viz.: Wesley, now being educated at Galena, Ill., Normal School, in the German and English languages. Mr. Christein came to the county a poor man, but by industry has accumulated an ample competency. He owns 107 acres of land, valued at $50 per acre. Mr. and Mrs. Christein are members of the Methodist Episcopal church.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1038
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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