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Carl Knodt
Grand Meadow Twp.

Carl Knodt is a native of Prussia, born April 27, 1829. He embarked for America April 28, 1849, and landed at New York, and from there went to Connecticut, thence to Milwaukee, Wis. In the fall of 1851 he moved with an ox-team to Guttenberg, Clayton County. He removed to Clayton Centre in 1859, and Feb. 24, 1866, he settled on section 32, Grand Meadow Township, where he owns a finely cultivated farm of 170 acres. In connection with farming he works at the carpenter's trade. He enlisted in Company I, Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry, and was discharged Aug. 8, 1865, at Jefferson Barracks, Mo. He participated in the battles of Pleasant Hill, Nashville, in the Red River expedition, and was present at the taking of Spanish Fort. His marriage to Margaret Sinne occurred in July, 1855. She was born in Bavaria. Their union was blessed with the following named children: C.K., born Jan. 6, 1856; H.N., May 15, 1858; August, June 28, 1860; John Herman, born Aug. 5, 1862, died May 15, 1866; M.M., born June 22, 1864; Margaret, born Oct. 4, 1866, and died Oct. 25, 1866. amd Anna K., born Nov. 7, 1867. Mrs. Margaret Knodt died May 4, 1869, and he was again married Jan. 12, 1870, to Dora Ricke, who was born in Mecklenburg, Germany, June 22, 1829. Mr. Knodt holds the offices of School Director and Township Trustee. He is a member of the Lutheran church and in politics is a Democrat.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 828-829


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