IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.

Friederich C.H. Reimer

Friederich C.H. Reimer was a young man with very limited financial resources when he established his home in Clayton County, more than forty years ago, and the tangible results of his earnest and honest endeavors are now shown forth in his ownership of one of the well-improved and valuable farms of the county.

He born in Germany, on the 25th of April, 1841, and is a son of John and Mary (Meyer) Reimer, who passed their entire lives in their native land, the subject of this review being their only child.

Friederich C.H. Reimer was reared and educated in his German fatherland and was twenty nine years of age when he immigrated to America. He passed the first five years in the state of Illinois and then came to Iowa and established his permanent home in Clayton county. He remained about one year in the village of Elkport and then purchased one hundred and sixty acres of land in Section 1, Lodomillo township, from which he has developed within the passing years his present valuable landed estate of two hundred and twenty acres, the entire property being improved according to the best modern ideas, with its buildings of substantial order and with everything about the place giving certain evidence of thrift and prosperity.

Mr. Reimer has been distinctly one of the world's productive workers but he has not hedged himself in with the ambition for personal advancement but has been loyal and liberal as a citizen and taken deep interest in community affairs of a public nature. His political allegiance is given to the Democratic party, he served three years as township trustee, and for nineteen years he was retained in the position of road supervisor. He is affiliated with the Brotherhood of American Yeomen and both he and his wife became communicants of the German Lutheran church when they were young, their earnest Christian faith having been shown in kindly thoughts and deeds and Mrs Reimer having been held in affectionate regard by all who came within the sphere of her gentle influence.

On the 13th of September, 1870, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Reimer to Miss Fredrica C. Daunenfeldt, who likewise was born in Germany, and the supreme loss and bereavement in his life came when his loved wife and helpmeet was summoned to the life eternal, her death having occurred on the 26th March, 1900.

Of the five children the first, William, died in childhood; Charles is a prosperous farmer of Lodomillo township and Friederich in Delaware county; Paul remains at the paternal home has the active management of the farm, and George now lives in the state of Montana.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa; From The Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present; by Realto E. Price, Vol. II; pg. 344

-OCR scanned by S. Ferrall


Return to 1916 Biographies Index