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Conrad Andreae

Conrad Andreae has maintained his home in Clayton county from his boyhood and has here brought his energies to bear so effectively as to win for himself a large measure of material prosperity in connection with the basic industries of agriculture and stock-raising, of which he is now one of the prominent and honored exponents in Sperry township. His parents were pioneer settlers of this county and still reside here, venerable in years and established in a home in which they find peace and comfort in the gracious evening of their long and useful life. Conrad Andreae was born at Dubuque, Iowa, on the 20th of November, 1856, and is a son of Albert and Magdalena Prottengeier Andreae, who were born and reared in Germany and who immigrated to America in the early '50s. They established their home in Dubuque, Iowa, and about 1853 they came to Clayton county and settled on a farm in Sperry township. Later they removed to Wisconsin, but about two years later they returned to Clayton county, where they have since maintained their home. Of their nine children seven are living. Conrad Andreae remained at the parental home until the time of his marriage, and in the meanwhile had made good use of the advantages of the common schools. At the age of twenty-three years he wedded Miss Anna Weege, who has the distinction of having been the first white child born in St. Sebald, Sperry township, this county, where her parents established their home in the early pioneer days. After his marriage Mr. Andreae farmed on rented land for two years and he then purchased a portion of his present well improved farm of two hundred acres, in Section 19, Sperry township, the excellent improvements on the place having been made by him and his well directed efforts having resulted in his developing one of the really model farmsteads of this favored section of his native state. He is one of the prosperous farmers and highly esteemed citizens of Clayton county, is a Democrat in politics, takes a lively interest in community affairs, but has never sought or held public office. Both he and his wife are communicants of the Lutheran church, and of their eight children the last two died young; Henry is cashier of the Volga Savings Bank; George, Herman, Katherine, Albert and Frederick remain at the parental home.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa; From The Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present; by Realto E. Price, Vol. II; pg. 23-24
-submitted by S. Ferrall


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