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Conrad Roeder
Volga Twp.

Conrad Roeder, wagon and carriage manufacturer, was born in Hazen, Darmstadt, Germany, May 16, 1827. His parents, Andrew and Eliza (Lorty)Roeder, were also natives of Germany. His father was a farmer and died in 1842 in his native country. His mother died in Denver, Col. Conrad was educated in the common schools of Hazen, and when seventeern years of age learned the blacksmith's trade and worked at that until 1853. He then came to America and located in Sandusky, Ohio; thence to Dubuque, Iowa. He worked at his trade in the latter place until 1857, then removed to Elkport, and has followed the same occupation here since. He is a first-class workman, and is prepared to do all kinds of work in his line. He was married in 1862 to Wilhelmina Bollinger, of Germany. Of six children born of this union two are living--George and Carrie. The deceased are Anna, Alme, William and Conrad. Mr. Roeder is a member of A.O.U.W. lodge, and in politics is a Republican.

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


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