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John C. Oelkers
Volga Twp.

John C. Oelkers (deceased) was a native of Hanover, Germany, born in 1799. Their union was blessed with nine children, of whom Herman H., Herman C., John H. and Martha M.C. are living. Mr. Oelkers came to the United States in 1849, locating in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he resided until 1857, when he came to Clayton County. His wife died here on April 8, 1868, and on May 17, 1873, he followed her. In his death Clayton County lost one of her most prominent and esteemed citizens.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1125
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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