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Werner Gutheil
Giard Twp.

Werner Gutheil, one of the pioneers of Clayton County, was born in Hesse, Germany, on the 17th day of Nov. 1826. In May, 1844, he left his native country for America, and after being on the ocean for seven weeks, landed in New York, where he remained a short time, and thence to New Jersey, where he worked on a farm four years. Then went to Connecticut and remained until 1853, when he came to Clayton County, Ia.,, and located on the place where he now lives. In 1855 he married Eve Barnhardt, who was born in Baden, Germany, in 1824. There are three living children--Caroline, Henry and Louisa. Mr. Gutheil came to the county in limited circumstances, but by fair dealing and close attention to business has accumulated a fine property and home. He owns 100 acres of land valued at $40 per acre. Mr. and Mrs. Gutheil are members of the Albrecht church, of Giard.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 819
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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