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Frank Kappen
Millville Twp.

Frank Kappen, one of the pioneer children of Clayton County, was born in Guttenburg, Ia., Nov. 6, 1861. He was reared and educated in that city, and removed from there to Millville Township in 1852. His father, Frank Kappen, was a native of Germany, and came to the United States in 1849. He lived in Canada two years, and from there removed to Chicago, Ill., and one year later to Guttenberg, Ia. From there he came to Millville Township, where he was accidentally shot and killed in 1881. His wife died in 1879. The subject of this memoir was married Oct. 18, 1881, to Emma Minger, a native of Millville Township, born Apr. 20, 1862. Mr. Kappen is a member of the Catholic church, and politically affiliates with the Democratic party.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1016-1017


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