BIERBAUM, STICKFORD, DUVENDACK
Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 8/10/2021 at 16:40:02
Mr. C.H. Bierbaum was born at Wissingen, Hanover, Germany, August 12, 1830. Immigrated with his parents, John Henry and Katharina E. (Duvendack) Bierbaum, to Clayton county, Iowa, in 1847. While a young man he worked out and saved his earnings until he was able to form the partnership previously alluded to.
April, 1856, he filed a pre-emption right on land he now owns, on section 35 in Viola, and erected a good log house in which he lived about ten years. June 12, 1857, he married Katharina M. Stickfort.
At present he has a two-story frame house 26X42 feet with kitchen and wood-house 21X32 feet, one-story high, attached. He has one substantial granary, one double corn crib of the most approved style and a barn 40X60 feet, 16-foot posts with 8-foot basement of stone.
He has given a great deal of attention to the cultivation of hedges and fruit trees. He owns nine forties of rich soil with a gently undulating surface.
He is the father of nine children: Maria E., John C., Herman H., Anna K.E., Maria K, Christine E.W., Katharina S., Carolina L. and Emma A.
Mr. Bierbaum has always remembered the Sabbath day to keep it holy, is loved by his family, respected by his neighbors, and withal he is a man to whom Viola points with pride as her first settler and one of the first in Olmsted county.
~History of Winona and Olmsted Counties, Minnesota, 1883, pg 936-937
Note: The 1857 marriage of C.H. Bierbaum and C.M. Stickford is recorded on pg 134 of Clayton County Marriage, Book 1
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