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Louis Schiff
Giard Twp.

Louis Schiff, farmer, was born in Baden, Germany, June 27, 1826. In 1854 he came to the United States, and for the first six years worked as a laborer. In 1860 he purchased his first forty acres of land; in 1861 he married Mary Meyer, who was born in Baden, Germany. By this union there are nine children, viz.: Christiana, Mary, Lizzie, Willie, Edward, Martha, Clara, Tilla, and Ellen. Mr. Schiff has 158 acres of land, 20 acres of timber, valued at $40 per acre. Mr. and Mrs. Schiff are members of the Evangelical church of Giard.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 822
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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