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G.F. Wiest
Jefferson Twp.

G. F. Wiest, one of the prominent business men of Guttenberg, is engaged in general merchandising, also in buying grain, etc. He was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, in 1825. He came to the United States in 1848, and lived in Cincinnati, O., until 1854, when he came to Guttenberg. He was engaged in the hardware business until about 1860, when he sold his stock and embarked in a general mercantile trade. He has bought grain since 1857. His wife was Miss P. Class. Adolph Class, a brother-in-law of Mr. Weist, is a native of Prussia, born in 1846. He came to the United States in April, 1861, and has been engaged as clerk for Mr. Weist since that time. He married Louise Luther, a sister of John Luther.

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


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