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William Kann
Jefferson Twp.

William Kann, of the township Jefferson, is the son of Godfrey Kann, who emigrated from the valley of Rhine, in Prussia to the United States with his family, in 1847. Godfrey Kann was born in August, 1796. He is still living in the town of Jefferson, at the advanced age of eighty-six years. His children, all of whom were born in Germany, are — William, John H., John, Mary, Fred, Anne and Hobart. Hobart, his youngest son, was killed by a threshing machine in 189?; his age was twenty years. William, the oldest son, was born in 1822. He came to this country with his parents, and settled where he now lives, in 1850. His wife was born in Germany; they have five children — Fred W., Joseph, Katherine, Anna E. and Hobert. Mr. Kann resides on section 11; his farm contains 440 acres. He is one of the most prominent and successful farmers of the township of Jefferson. His brothers are also successful farmers.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 869-870


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