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Maria G. Kratzmeir
Jefferson Twp.

Maria G. Kratzmeir was born on Jan. 7, 1827, in Hanover, Germany. In 1843 her parents emigrated to the United States, landing at New Orleans on Nov. 15, and at St. Louis on Nov 25, of that year. On Nov. 10, 1846, the subject of this memoir was united in marriage with Barnard Brockmann, a native of Germany, who emigrated to the United States in 1842. In 1847 they removed to Dubuque, Ia., remained one year, then located in Guttenberg. Mr. Brockmann followed brick-making there ten years, then purchased a farm of eighty acres in Jefferson Township, upon which he resided until his death, which occurred on Jan 12, 1864. Seven children blessed this union, viz.: Joseph, born April 26, 1849; Mary, Mar. 30, 1851; Margaret, Sept. 9, 1853; Katie, July 20, 1856; Frank, July 24, 1858; Matilda, Aug. 1, 1860, and August, Jan. 10, 1863. After the death of her husband our subject continued the management of the farm, and on July 5, 1868, married Frederick Kratzmeir, of German birth. He died on Nov. 22, 1869. Since his death Mrs. Kratzmeir has cultivated the farm, which is situated near the village of Guttenberg, and is one of the finest in this section. She is a member of the German Catholic church.

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


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