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John Eglseder Jr.

John Eglseder owns and effectively operates in his native township a well improved farm of one hundred and sixty acres, and he is recognized as one of the vigorous and resourceful agriculturists and stock-raisers of the younger generation in Clayton county, his association with farming having been continuous since the time when he began to lend his boyish assistance in the work of his father's old homestead.

He was born in Jefferson township, this county, on the 23rd of October, 1882, and is a son of John and Mary (Vonbruel) Eglseder, the former of whom was born in Germany, and the latter at Guttenberg, Clayton county, her parents having been early pioneer settlers of this county. John Eglseder, Sr., came with his parents to the United States about the year 1855, and after remaining for a short period in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio, the family came to Clayton county and established residence in the village of Garnavillo. Later John Eglseder purchased and improved a farm in Jefferson township, and for many years he continued as one of the active and successful exponents of farm enterprise in this county. He and his wife now reside in an attractive home near Garnavillo, and he is now living virtually retired. He gives his support to the cause of the Democratic party and he and his wife are communicants of the Catholic church. Of their children the eldest is Mary, who is the wife of Henry Mormann, of Jefferson township; Frank remains at the parental home; Annie is the wife of Frank Walz, of Clayton township; the subject of this review was the next in order of birth; William is a farmer of Clayton township; Catherine is the wife of Henry Schmelzer, of Garnavillo township; and Henry remains with his parents.

John Eglseder, Jr., whose name introduces this article, was afforded in his youth the advantages of the excellent village schools of Guttenberg, and he continued to assist in the activities of his father's farm until he had attained to the age of twenty-eight years, when he purchased his present attractive and well ordered farmstead, where he has since given his close and effective attention to diversified agriculture and to the raising of good grades of live stock, including the Hereford type of cattle. His political allegiance is given to the Democratic party and he and his wife are active communicants of the Catholic church. On the 22d of February, 1911, Mr. Eglseder wedded Miss Elizabeth Buechel, who likewise was born and reared in Guttenberg, Iowa, where her parents, Henry and Sophie Buechel, still reside. Mr. and Mrs. Eglseder have three children - - Cyril, Floyd, and Walter.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa; From The Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present; by Realto E. Price, Vol. II; pg. 103-104
-submitted by S. Ferrall


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