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Christian F. Hartage
Volga Twp.

Christian F. Hartage (deceased), one of the pioneers of the county, was a native of Germany, born Jan. 17, 1813, and came to America, settling in Volga Township in 1840. He was the founder of the town of Elkport, and while he lived was one of the leading citizens of the town. He was married in 1852 to Susan Galer, who was a native of Pennsylvania, born in 1820. Never having had any children, his property after his wife's death falls to the church. He died Aug. 14, 1878, and his widow still resides on the old homestead.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1121
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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