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Frederick Thoma
Grand Meadow Twp.

Frederick Thoma a native of Bavaria, Germany, was born June 24, 1832. In 1847 he embarked at Havre de Grace, France, for America, and landed at New York. He worked at the boot and shoe trade with his uncle in Ohio eleven months, then came to Clayton County and located in Garnavillo. In 1866 he left Garnavillo and settled on section 9, Grand Meadow Township, where he owns 440 acres of fine farming land. He was married on the 13th of October, 1855, to Catharine Pooch *. She is of German nativity, born Sept. 27, 1835. Their union has been blessed with seven children-- George, born Feb. 27, 1859; Anna, Jan. 26, 1861; Maggie, June 17, 1864; Conrad, Jan. 5, 1869; Savina, April 10, 1872; Frederick, Sept. 20, 1874; and John, Jan. 24, 1877. Anna married Charles Schultz, and resides in Grand Meadow Township. The family are members of the Lutheran church. Mr. Thoma votes the Democratic ticket.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 835-836



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