P M HEROLD, Parents Michael and Margaret Herold, History of
HEROLD, KELLNER, STEINMETZ
Posted By: Leonard Granger (email)
Date: 3/3/2002 at 23:25:03
P M HEROLD, one of the substantial and influential citizens of Cresco, where he has lived retired for the past decade, was long and actively identified with agricultural pursuits in Howard county, Iowa and owns altogether 560 acres of valuable land within its borders. His birth ocurred in Erie county, New York, on the 12th of December, 1850, his parents being MICHAEL and MARGARET (KELLNER) HEROLD, both of whom were natives of Prussia and were there reared and married. The father, who was in straitened financial circumstances, decided to attempt to better his condition on this side of the Alantic and emigrated to the United States in 1846, leaving his family in Prussia until he could earn enough money to pay their passage to America. He sent first for his two older children, while later his wife and the two younger children of the family joined him in the new world. Michael Herold had followed cabinet making in his native country but after coming to the United States could find no work along this line and therefore turned his attention to carpentering. In 1853 he removed to Iowa and became one of the earlist pioneers of Winneshiek county, Iowa, where he took up 120 acres of government land, also securing a 40 acre timber tract near Protivin, in Howard County, Iowa. The remander of his life was spent in general farming and he passed away in 1885, at age of 75 years. His wife died about eight years later, when she had attained the age of 78 years.REF;History of Chickasaw and Howard Co, Iowa (1919) Vol 2, page 319, Lookup person
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