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George Kriebs
Volga Twp.

George Kriebs, druggist, Elkport, was born in Clayton County, Ia., Oct. 25, 1857. His parents were John P. and Lena Kriebs, nee Weisman. The former was a native of Germany, and emigrated to the United States in 1847. He resided in Galena, Ill., until 1852, then removed to Guttenberg, Ia., where he remained until his death, which occurred in 1872. Mrs. J. P. Kriebs still resides there. The subject of this memoir received a common-school education, and attended the school of pharmacy in Dubuque one and a half years, preparing himself for the drug business. In 1873 he entered a store in Elkader, where he remained until 1876; then moved to Dubuque. In 1878 he establsihed his present store in Elkport. He carries a full line of drugs and medicines, and has a lucrative trade. His marriage occurred in 1877 to Louisa Cook, born in 1859, and a daughter of A. D. Cook a resident of Elkader. They have two children -- Frank D. and George A. Mr. Kriebs is the present Justice of the Peace in the township.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1122-1123


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