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Henry Kamm

Henry Kamm has resided upon his present fine farm, in Buena Vista township, since he was a young man of twenty-one years, and during this long period of more than half a century he has stood exponent of energy and progressiveness in connection with his farming operations and of the best type of loyalty and public spirit as a citizen. He is one of the sterling men who have aided in the industrial and social development and advancement of Clayton county and is eminently entitled to recognition in this history.

Mr. Kamm was born in Wurttemberg, Germany, in the year 1842, and is one of the three surviving children of David and Agnes Kamm, who passed their entire lives in Germany. In the excellent schools of his native land Henry Kamm received his early educational discipline and about the time of attaining to his legal majority he severed the ties that bound him to home and Fatherland and set forth to win for himself independence and prosperity in the United States. Soon after his arrival in this country he came to Clayton county and purchased his present farm, which comprises one hundred and sixty acres and which has been developed and improved under his zealous and effective direction. He is unwavering in his support of the principles of the Republican party and his loyal interest in local affairs was signified by the specially effective service which he accorded during his three years' incumbency of the office of township trustee. He and his family hold membership in the Lutheran church.

On the 23d of March, 1871, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Hy. Kamm to Miss Mary Bockel, who is a daughter of Henry and Maggie Bockel, natives of Germany. Mr. and Mrs. Kamm became the parents of six children, of whom the eldest, Robert, is now a resident of the city of Dubuque; Emma is the wife of W. H. Magee of Manchester, Iowa; Henry is deceased; Marie is the wife of A. C. Noggle of North Buena Vista, Iowa; Joseph is employed in the village of North Buena Vista, and George is 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; page 204
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