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H.C. Grotewohl
Boardman Twp.

H. C. Grotewohl, cabinet-maker, and one of the enterprising business men of Clayton County, was born in Hanover, Germany, on the 27th day of April, 1828; son of Christian and Sophia Grotewohl, natives of the same place. The subject of this memoir received his reducation in his native country, and when fourteen years of age learned the trade of a cabinet- maker. In 1852 he left his home in Germany and came to the United States landing in New York, where he remained a short time, then went to Philadelphia, Pa., where he remained one and a half years working a his trade; thence to Clayton County in 1853, where he joined the Communistic Colony. In May, 1855, he came to Ekander, where he has remained since. In the spring of 1957 he married Johanna Davis, a native of Wales, by whom he had three children -- Fanny, Saraph, and Harry. Mrs. Grotewohl died in 1864. He again married Caroline Stevens, who was born in Ohio. To them have been born four children, viz.: Carrie, George, Bessie, and Arthur. Mr. G. is a member of the I.O.O.F., Edkander lodge, No. 304; also of the A.O.U.W., Bismark Lodge, No. 119, also of V.A.S. fraternity.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 657
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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