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Conrad Thoma
Grand Meadow Twp.

Conrad Thoma was born in Bavaria, Weissenstadt, Germany, March 5, 1826. He was married to Susanna Ungloub, June 24, 1849, in Germany. She died June 1, 1851, having been the mother of two children-- William and John. Mr. Thoma married the second time in May, 1852, to Catherine Mosh. On April 14, 1855, he left Germany for America, arriving in New York on June 7 of that year. He came at once with his family to Clayton County. He worked on a brick yard and at splitting rails, until March 15, 1857, when he moved to Grand Meadow Township, coming in a wagon, with a yoke of oxen, the snow being so high that the fences were hidden from view entirely. He worked for Judge Williams seven years, then bought a farm of 80 acres in this township, to which he has added until he now owns 120 acres. In 1877 he erected a fine residence and store in Postville where he resides. He is city weigh-master. He has retired from active business life, having secured a comfortable competence, and content to give room for others. He is a member of the Lutheran church, and in politics is a Republican.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 835


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