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F. W. Dennert
Boardman Twp.

F. W. Dennert one of the prominant businessmen of Elkader, was born in Lasunchstadt, Germany, Aug. 8, 1842. He was educated in his native country, and when fifteen years of age was apprenticed to the painter's trade, which he learned thoroughly in all its branches. He emigrated to the United States in 1868, landing in New York in April of that year. He located in Dubuque, Iowa, where he worked at his trade until 1874, when he removed to Elkader and established his present business. His marriage occurred in 1869, to Mrs. Caroline Scherr, who was born in Lautzberg, Prussia, in 1836. Their union has been blessed with four children-- Frank, Freddie, Emma and Carrie. Mrs. Dennert was the widow of Bernard Scherr, by whom she had four children-- Martin Josie, Willie, Albert and Bernard. Mr. Dennert is a member of the Masonic fraternity, Elkader Lodge, No. 72, also of the Bismark Lodge, No. 110, A. O. U. W.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 654-655
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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