H. William Meier, one of the prominent citizens of Garnavillo Township, was born in Prussia, Germany, in 1836. In 1865 he emigrated to the United States and located in Clayton County, which has been his home most of the time since. He purchased his present farm in 1867 of H. Custer. It consists of 220 acres of fine farming land, well improved. He married Amelia Custer. Their union has been blessed with six children--five sons and one daughter.
source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 806
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