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Hermann Ihm
Jefferson Twp.

Hermann Ihm, general merchant, and one of the prominent citizens of Guttenberg, was born in Baden, Germany in 1831. He came to the United States in 1852, being the only one of his father's family who came at that time; his brother William came in 1867, but returned to Germany in 1869. Mr. Ihm was engaged as clerk at Belleville, Ill., for a time; thence to Detroit, Mich., and also spent one year in New Orleans. He came to Guttenberg from Ohio in the fall of 1854. He as for two years engaged in keeping the Cincinnati House, in partnership with M. Weimer. In 1856, with Mr. Weimer, he built his present store, which is a solid stone building, twenty-five by seventy feet. Mr. Weimer was engaged with him in business till 1874. Mr. Ihm is one of the foremost business men of Guttenberg. He built the grain elevator here in 1875 and 1875, which he owns, and is engaged in grain and stock buying. He has been Mayor of the village, and was Town Clerk for several terms. He has been connected with the School Board as President and director for several years. His wife was born in Baden. They have four children— Albert, Emile, Henrietta and Carl.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 868-869
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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