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Henry Eppens
Jefferson Twp.

Henry Eppens, proprietor of the "Central House," Guttenberg, was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1840. He came to the United States in 859, and settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he engaged in work at his trade, that of a boot and shoe maker. He came to Guttenberg in 1868, worked at his trade six and a half years, and leased the Central House in 1874, of which he has since been proprietor. Mr. Eppens keeps a good hotel, and is a popular landlord. He wife was formerly Maggie Stevens, of Ohio, but reared in Iowa. She is the daughter of Henry Stevens. Mr. and Mrs. Eppens have seven children, one son and six daughters.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 866
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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