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Peter Schmitz
Cox Creek Twp.

Peter Schmitz, blacksmith, Osborne, was born in Dane County, Wis. Aug. 8, 1855, and was a son of Peter and Katrina (Munster) Schmitz, natives of Germany. His father came to America in 1852, his mother in 1851. They were married in Dane County, Wis., in 1853, and now reside there. Peter was reared on a farm, and his educational privileges were those of the common schools. He learned his trade when nineteen years old, and in 1878 removed to Osborne Station, where he now resides. He was married in 1879 to Anna, daughter of John and Nannie Hagen, nee Walzer. They have one child - Julia Katrina, born Nov. 3, 1880. Mr. and Mrs. Schmitz are member of the Catholic church. He holds the position of Postmaster at Osborne, and is one of our representative men.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 754
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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