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J.F. William Kaiser
Farmersburg Twp.

J. F. William Kaiser, one of the pioneer children of Clayton County, was born here on March 5, 1850, and is a son of H.H. and Elizabeth K. (Brandt) Kaiser, natives of Hanover, Germany. He was educated in the district schools of Clayton County, and was married here in 1875 to Augusta Grath. Her parents, Fred and Frederika (Kilsow) Grath, were natives of Mecklenburg, Germany, where the former died; she came to Clayton County in 1866, and died here in August, 1875. Mr. and Mrs. Kaiser have four children - Emelie, born Oct. 4, 1876; Julius, 1877; Arthur, June 22, 1878, and Emil, Feb. 4, 1882. Mr. Kaiser bought his present farm of 241 acres in sections 10 and 12, which he has under a high state of cultivation. He has just completed one of the finest residences in the county at a cost of $2,500. He votes the Democratic ticket, and the family are members of the Lutheran church.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 778


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