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William Schumacher
Garnavillo Twp.

William Schumacher, hardware dealer, Garnavillo, was born in Baden, Germany, in 1850. He learned the trade of a tinner in Germany, and came to the United States in 1868, locating in Cassville, Grant County, Wis., where he worked at his trade three years, then removed to Guttenberg, Clayton County, and to Garnavillo in the fall of 1871. He worked at his trade for several years, commencing business in 1873. In 1880, with William F. Meyer, he built his present store, which is of brick, and cost about $3,600. He has one of the finest hardware stores in the county. In 1881 he bought the interest of his partner, Mr. Meyer, and now owns the entire establishment. Mr. Schumacher was born in Philadelphia.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 808
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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