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Jans Tieden
Cox Creek Twp.

Jans Tieden is a native of Hanover, Germany, born April 15, 1840. His parents, Thomas and Zeittena (Oma) Tieden, were likewise natives of Germany, where they died. He learned the blacksmith's trade in the land of his birth, which he followed there until he came to America in 1861. He came directly to Clayton County, and settled on a farm. In 1864 he enlisted in Company F., Fourth Iowa Infantry, and served until the close of the war. He participated in many battles and was with Sherman on his famous march to the sea. He received a slight wound, and not having proper care, and being exposed, he still suffers form the effects of it at times. Upon leaving the service he returned to Clayton County and bought his present farm of 160 acres on section 1 this township. He has his farm under excellent cultivaion and thoroughly stocked. He was married in February, 1870, to Anna daugther of Michael and Barbara (Stetscnhofeaker) Baumann. They have had seven children-- Michael born Dec. 5, 1871, Frank, March 1, 1873; Mary, March 25, 1874; Jans, May 1, 1876; George, Jan. 28, 1878; Alma, April 8, 1879, and Louis, Aug. 5, 1881. Mr. Tieden votes the Democratic ticket.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 754-755


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