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Date: 6/3/2005 at 12:56:11
Biography reproduced from page 529 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:
Gotleb Bohn was born in the province of Brombah, Germany, May 1, 1819. His father died when he was but a child. In 1858 Mr. Bohn emigrated to the United States, locating in Washington Co., Wis. He remained in that county until 1871, when he removed to Iowa, locating in Kossuth county, on the southwest quarter of section 8, Portland township. He has since added 160 acres to his possession. In June, 1844, he was married to a daughter of Martin Hebunes. The have had twelve children—August, Julius, Augusta B, Gustavus, who died when a child; Henrietta M., who died during the voyage to this country; Paulina V. K., William L., Martha T., Bertha M., Clara M., who died when five years old; Herman K. G. and Edward J. Augusta B. married William Bohn, and lives in Clear Lake, Iowa. The oldest son is contract on the railroad; the rest are at home. The family are all members of the Lutheran Church. Mr. Bohn is a democrat.
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