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F.W. Hochhaus
Cox Creek Twp.

F. W. Hochhaus was a son of John G. and Regina (Miller) Hochhaus, natives of Prussia, where they died. He was born on Sept. 17, 1825, in that country, and came to America in 1845. He settled at once in Clayton County, entering land and making for himself a home in his adopted country. In 1861 he bought a farm on section 11, this township, which he still owns and resides upon. It consists of 182 acres of finely cultivated land. In 1851 F. W. Hochhaus and Ottilie, daughter of Franc and Eva Dobrowsky, were united in marriage. Her parents were natives of Austria. To them have been born thirteen children— Richard B., born March 8, 1852; Amelia Mary, March 24, 1853, married William Bower; Reinhold, born July 14, 1854; Anna Wilhelmina, March 28, 1860; Frank Ludwig, Nov. 21, 1861; Ottilie Leopoldina, Dec 18, 1865; Fredrick Wilhelm, Oct. 19, 1866; John George, April 28, 1869, and Anna Regina, Oct. 24, 1873. The following are deceased: Bertha, born March 12, 1857, died in December of that year; Osmar, born Aug. 3, 1863, died Jan. 15, 1872; Louis Henry, born March 6, 1856, died Sept. 23, 1874, and a girl unnamed, born May 9, 1858, died at birth. The family are members of the Catholic church. Mr. Hochhaus is at present holding the office of Township Clerk. He is one of the pioneers and representative men of Clayton County.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 745-746
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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