August F. Meyer, blacksmith; P.O., Farmersburg; was a son of Frederick and Caroline (Groth) Meyer, natives of Germany. They came to the United States in 1853, and located in Guttenberg, then moved to Volga Township, where Frederick died in 1870. August was born in Volga Township, June 5, 1855, where he was educated. He learned his trade in Garnavillo, and in 1879 located in Farmersburg, wher he is now doing a good business. In 1880 he married Clara, daughter of John and Anna Barney, natives of England. They came to the United States in 1855, and now live in Garnavillo Township. By this union there is one child - Florence, born March 4m 1881. Mrs. Meyer is a member of the Congregational church. Mr. Meyer deals in agricultural implements, having all the best machines, plows, etc., in market. He also manufactures wagons, buggies, etc., and is one of the well-respected citizens of Farmersburg Township. He votes for the man - not the party.
source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 778-779
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