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G.M. Elder
Cass Twp.

G. M. Elder, farmer and stock-raiser, was a son of John and Marguerite (Mack) Elder, natives of Baden, Germany. They came to the United States in 1847, and located in Stephenson County, Ill, where they died. The subject of this sketch was born in Baden, on March 21, 1830, where he was educated. In 1854 he came to Cass Township, where he bought eighty acres of his present farm. He now ownes 400 acres on section 5, which is largely in a fine state of improvement. In 1855 he married Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Conrad and Katherine (Stamp) Heilmann, natives of Baden, where the latter died. Conrad came to the United States, and located in New York. Mr. and Mrs. Eder have been blessed with twelve children, of whom Margarite, born May 19, 1856 (now the wife of Fred Schneider, living in Sperry Township); John, born June 24, 1857; George, June 20, 1858; Henry, Dec. 3, 1859; Amelia, Nov. 15, 1865; Lena, April 7, 1867; Lizzie, Aug. 4, 1868; Mary, April 18, 1873; Emma, Oct. 22, 1875; and Michael, March 1, 1878, are living. The deceased are Mina, born Oct. 20, 1871, died July 25, 1872; Anna, born Jan. 10, 1878, died on the 19th of January the same year. Mr. Eder and family are members of the Lutheran church. He votes the Republican ticket.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 694
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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