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Mathias Weiner
Jefferson Twp.

Mathias Weiner, proprietor of the "Jefferson House," Guttenberg, is a native of Baden, Germany, born in 1826. He was a soldier from 1842 till 1849, and was engaged in a number of battles; he was taken prisoner, and was for a time confined in the same prison with Carl Schurz, but succeeded in making his escape and getting to this country. On coming to the United States he located at Cincinnati, Ohio, and from there came to Guttenberg, in 1854. He was for some time engaged with Mr. Hermann Ihm in Keeping Hotel, the "Cincinnati House." He afterward engaged in a general merchandise business with Mr. Ihm. These gentlemen were associated in business for about twenty years. After dissolving partnership, Mr. Weiner became connected with the wholesale grocery house of W.J. Quan & Co., of Chicago. Mr. Weiner has been married twice; his first wife was Barbara Buchleit, who died in 1861; his present wife is Louisa Renner. He had seven children by the first wife, three of whom are living, and had ten children by the second wife, five of whom are living.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 873-874
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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