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James Schroeder
Jefferson Twp.

James Schroeder, Postmaster, Guttenberg, is a native of Luxemberg, Germany, born in 1832. He emigrated to the United States in 1852, and after spending a few months in the States of New York, Illinois and Minnesota, came to Clayton County in 1854. He resided one year in Guttenberg, then engaged in farming on section 14, Jefferson Township, where he still resides. He was appointed Postmaster, Jan. 3, 1874, and has held the office since. He also served as Justice of the Peace three years, Township Assessor seven years, and in 1862 was appointed Assistance Revenue Assessor, of the Third District, and served in that capacity five years. He was reared in the Republican school of politics and has ever been a strong adherent to the principles of that party. He has been thrice married; his present wife is a native of Scotland. He has one daughter by his first wife, one son by second wife, and eight children, five sons and three daughters, by his present wife.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 871
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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