Eugene Meuth is a native of Bavaria, Germany, born Sept. 25, 1835. He emigrated to America in 1854, landed at New York, and from there went to Belleville, Ill. where he resided until the sprint of 1857, when he came to Clayton County. He was one of the first Republicans in the State of Illinois. Upon coming to Clayton County he engaged in a general merchandise business with his brother, R. Meuth, Buena Vista. He was Postmaster there from 1870 to 1878, and then resigned in favor of his brother, and went to Volga City, engaging in the mercantile business there until the spring of 1882, when he returned to Buena Vista. During 1862 he acted as recruiting officer for the township, there being over fifty per cent, of the men in the army. While in Volga City in 1879 he was nominated for the General Assembly, and re-nominated in 1880 and 1881 to the Republican State Convention. R. Meuth served in the Board of Supervisors from 1863 to 1864.
source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 681
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