W. H. Meyer, dealer in sewing machines, Guttenberg, was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1852. He emigrated to the United States in 1868, and came directly to Clayton County. He attended school a Garnavillo for about two years, then went to Dubuque, where he remained for a short time, and thence to Southern Illinois, where he worked on railroad for ten months. He then returned to Guttenberg, where he has been engaged in the sewing-machine business since 1873. He sells the Victor, the Home and the Howe machines; he retails about 125 machines per year.
source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 870
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