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Andrew Voggenthaler
Buena Vista Twp.

Andrew Voggenthaler was born in Degzendoret, Bavaria, Germany, Nov. 25, 1826. He came to America in 1856, and remained in New York one year, then came to Dubuque, Iowa. He resided there two years. In the spring of 1859 he came to the place where he now lives, in Buena Vista Township, Clayton County, Iowa. He is carrying on the blacksmithing business, and is doing well. He has 150 acres of good land, including several town lots. He was married to Ann Reute, in 1856, in the Old Country. She was born Oct. 25, 1824, in Lindau, Bavaria, Germany. By this union there are seven children-- Earnest, born June 11, 1861; Rosa, Sept. 24, 1864; Albert George, April 24, 1867; John, May 18, 1868; Anna C. July 11, 1871; Josephena, May 15, 1874; Matilda, Feb. 15, 1877. Mr. Voggenthaler belongs to the Catholic church, and is neutral in his political views. He has held the office of School Director for two terms; Also School Trustee, and is the present Township Assessor. He was drafted Oct. 3, 1864, and was discharged July 24, 1865, at Louisville, Ky. He was with the Seventeenth Army Corps, and Fifteenth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and was with Sherman on his famous march to the sea.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 682


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