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Conrad Schumacher
Clayton Twp.

Conrad Schumacher was born near the river Rhine, in Germany, on Nov. 21, 1831, and in 1849 immigrated to the United States. He located in Peru, Ill., where he followed the blacksmith's trade until 1850, when he removed to Guttenberg, thence to Garnavillo, Ia. He worked at his trade there until 1853, when he went to Clermont, Ia. where he remained only one year, the fever and ague being prevalent in that region. In 1855 he went to California, via New Orleans, and remined there engaged in mining and blacksmithing seven years. He returned to Garnavillo in the fall of 1862, where he remained four years, enjoying the fruits of his labors in the West. He came to Clayton in 1866, and embarked in the lumber business, which he has followed since, and is at present selling lumber for Stauer & Co., of McGregor. He has been a member of the I. O. O. F. fraternity since 1854, and of A. F. & A. M. for the past twenty years.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 727
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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