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John Enderes
Cox Creek Twp.

John Enderes, son of Baptiste and Mary (Knoptolz) Enderes, of Baden, Germany, was born in that county March 29, 1812. He came to the United States in 1844, as one of the founders of the colony of Helvatia, Mo., where he remained one year, then went to Cincinnati, O. He became a resident of Clayton County in 1848, and was one of the founders of the colony of Communia. In 1856 he purchased his present farm of eighty acres in section 18, Cox Creek Township. He was married in 1849 to Barbara, daughter of Olrick and Barbara (Oberlen) Probst, and the widow of Andrew Fenkentsiller. To them have been born two children- William, born June 25, 1852, and Ernst, March 9, 1860. Mrs. Enderes had four children by her first husband, viz.: Andrew, Christopher, Barbara, and Marguerite. Mr.Enderes may truly be classed with the early settlers and self-made men of Clayton county. He has always been foremost in every project to advance her interests, and merits and receives the confidence and respect of his fellow-citizens.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 743-44
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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