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Christian Heise
Volga Twp.

Christian Heise, one of the pioneers of Clayton County, was born in the kingdom of Hanover, Germany, Sept. 13, 1812. His parents, Christian and Sophia (Walbrunt) Heise, were of German birth, and died in their native land. He emigrated to the United States in 1832, locating in Pennsylvania, where he engaged in farm labor eight years, and from there removed to Belleville, Ill. He learned the boot and shoe maker's trade at that place, remaining two years, then went to Burlington, Iowa. He followed his trade there until the fall of 1844, when he came to Clayton County. Since his residence here he has engaged in the boot and shoe trade, and is at present residing with his nephew, Mr. Redmond, of Volga Township, to whom he has transferred his property, having never been married. Mr. Heise has ever made Clayton County's interests his own, and has done much for her improvement.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1121-1122
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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