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Christ Freund
Clayton Twp.

Christ Freund, one of the prominent business men of Clayton, was born in Bavaria, Germany, Oct. 22, 1822, and emigrated to America in 1843, landing in New York. He went to the city of Baltimore, Md., where he resided eight years, thence to Philadelphia, Pa., and one year later removed to Virginia. In 1854 he came to Clayton County, and resided at Guttenberg two years, then purchased a farm in Wisconsin, which he cultivated six years, then returned to Clayton County, locating in Clayton City. He has been engaged in the livery business here for the past sixteen years, and prior to embarking in that business, he manufactured barrels for a flouring mill. He carried the mail daily from Elkader to Clayton for four years, and for eight years tri-weekley. He disposed of this business to his son John, some six years ago., who still manages it. He was married in 1846 to Anna Dill, a native of Bavaria, born Jan. 9, 1822. They have four children, Louisa, born in 1847; John, in 1852; Matilda, in 1855, and Frank , May 15, 1860. Mr. Freund is a member of the Catholic Church and in Politics a Democrat.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 721-722
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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