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Fred Thoma
Garnavillo Twp.

Fred Thoma, proprietor of a restaurant at Garnavillo, was a son of William H. Thoma, who was born in Bavaria, Germany, Dec. 16, 1827. He came to the United States with his father, John P. Thoma, in 1852, who resided in this town until his death, which occurredin May, 1882, at the age of eighty years. William H. Thoma was engaged in business in Garnavillo for a number of years. and died here July 27, 1876. His wife, Anna Margaret Thoma, was born in Bavaria, Nov. 13, 1837, and came to the United States in 1854. Their union was blessed with eleven children, viz.: Fred, born Dec. 4, 1857; Anna K., June 15, 1859; John L., Feb. 19, 1861; Anna R., July 29, 1862; Anna M., March 28, 1864; John W., May 22, 1866; John P., March 29, 1868; Pauline, Dec. 8, 1869; Mary M., May 11, 1872; Christoph, June 9, 1874, and John C., Nov.22, 1875.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 811


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