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Adam Goetz
Jefferson Twp.

Adam Goetz, prominent among the business men of Guttenberg may fairly be mentioned the subject of this sketch. He was born in Hesse, Darmstadt, Germany, on Jan. 1, 1810. In 1836 he left his native country for America, reaching New York on June 11 of that year. He remained in that city until the fall of 1837, when he went to Cincinnati, O. He worked then at his trade, that of a cabinet-maker, and was also engaged in the confectionery business, and from 1845 to 1854 he kept a lumber yard. In October of the latter year he came to Guttenberg, where he engaged in the lumber business. Mr. Goetz married Sophia Welman, who was born in Germany, and emigrated to this country with her parents when a mere child. They settled in Cincinnati, O., in 1832. Mrs. Goetz died Sept. 18, 1879, leaving four children- William and Edward engaged in the lumber business with their father; Charles, railroad agent at Canton, D.T., and George, a resident of Hawkeye, Ia., where he has charge of a lumber yard.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 867
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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