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Emil L. Tiede
Cox Creek Twp.

Emil L. Tiede, general merchant, Littleport, was born in Guttenberg, Clayton County, Ia., Jan. 6, 1854, and was a son of William and Henrietta (Wulff) Tiede, natives of Hamburg, Germany. His father followed the mercantile business in that country, and in 1853 came to the United States, locating in Guttenberg, Ia. He remained there three years, then removed to Volga Township, and established a general store at Elkport continuing in business there until 1877. Since that time he has traveled quite extensively, visiting his native country and many other places of note. He is now a resident of Dubuque, Ia. The subject of this memoir received only such education as the common schools afforded, and practical life in all its stern reality appeared to him at an early age. In 1875 he engaged in busienss in East Elkport with A. C. Tiede & Co., and remained there until 1877, when he removed to Dubuque, Ia. He established his present store in 1878 in company with his brother, which partnership continued two years; since then he has conducted the business alone. He carries a full stock of goods, valued at $8,000, and has a thriving trade. On March 4, 1876, Emil L. Tiede and Josie, daughter of Matthias and Barbara Weiner, were united in marriage. They have one child— Anna, born Oct. 20, 1881. Mr. Tiede was appointed Post master in January, 1881, and still holds the office. He is also express agent. In politics he is a Republican, and is a member of I. O. O. F. lodge.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 755


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