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J.C. Daum
Sperry Twp.

J. C. Daum a native of Bavaria, Germany, was born Oct. 8, 1851. He came to America with his parents in 1854, and located in Dubuque, Iowa. They resided in that place five years, then came to Clayton County, where our subject engaged in farming until his marriage, which occurred April 7, 1874, to Charlotte C. Koehler, who was born in Kendall Couty, Ill., Nov. 16, 1851. To them have been born four children, of whom three are living - Selma A., born April 7, 1876; Louise, May 12, 1878, and Edwin F., Dec. 22, 1881. The oldest died March 16, 1875. Mr. Daum has been engaged in the civil engineering business for the past four years on the C., M. & St. P. R. R. He is located at Thornburg, Keokuk County, Iowa, where he owns a fine city property. He is a member of the Lutheran church, and in politics neutral, voting for principle rather than party.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1093-94
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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