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Frederick Greenwaldt
Cox Creek Twp.

Frederick Greenwaldt (deceased) was a native of Germany, born in 1819. He came to the United States in 181, and located at once in Guttenberg, Ia. He was married the same year to Dorathea, daughter of Christian and Elizabeth Klien, nee Grout, natives of Germany. Five children blessed their union, viz.: Rica, born Nov. 18, 1852, married Charles Heiden, of Boardman Township; Henry W., born Jan. 11, 1855; Minnie, Jan. 26, 1858, is now the wife of G. M. Snediger, of Cox Creek Township; Anna, born July 2, 1860; and one child who died in infancy. Mr. Grennwaldt met with a tragical death, being killed by a tree falling on him, on the 12th day of January, 1860. In his death Clayton County lost one of her most respected and esteemed citizens. Mrs. Greenwaldt was again married in 1860 to John Schmidt, who was born in Mecklenburg, Germany, and came to the United States in 1856. He followed the occupation of farmer until his death, which occurred in Cox Creek Township, on Jan. 12, 1879. Two children were born unto them—Albert, born Feb. 22, 1863, and John, Oct. 30, 1867. The family are members of the Lutheran church. History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 744-745.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 715
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney

NOTE: surname is spelled both Greenwaldt and Grennwaldt in this bio.


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