R. Meuth was born in Bavaria, Germany, July 15, 1830, and came to America in 1850, landing at New York, where he remained one year, then went to Philadelphia, Pa. In 1853 he removed to Pittsburg, Pa., thence to St. Louis, Mo., and from thence of St. Clair County, Ill., locating in Belleville. Two years afterward he went to Cassville, Wis., where he lived two years, then settled in Buena Vista Township, Clayton County, where he has since resided, engaged in the mercantile business, in partnership with his brother, Eugene Meuth. They were the recipients of a good trade, and are yet known through out the county as men of irreproachable business integrity. T. Meuth owns 1,300 acres of fine farming land in this township.
source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 680-681
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