William Nolte (deceased) was born in Saxony, Germany, on June 22, 1819. He was married in his native country in June, 1842, to Mary Kahlmeyer, and in 1845 they emigrated to America, locating in St. Louis, Mo. They resided there until the spring of 1853, when they came to Guttenberg, Ia. Mr. Nolte engaged in the mercantile business here for some time and afterward conducted the "Chicago House" for four years. He died on March 14, 1860, and in his death Clayton County lost one of her most respected citizens. To Mr. and Mrs. Nolte were born eleven children, three living—Elizabeth, now the wife of G.H. Jacobs; Henry W. and William. Henry W. was born in Guttenberg in 1855, and was married here to Emma Greener. William was also born here in 1857; he married Julia Zapf. The brothers learned their trades, the former that of a blacksmith, in 1872, the latter a wagon-maker, in 1876, with John Luther, in whose employ they have been since. Mrs. William Nolte, Sr., after the death of her husband, married Otto Meyer, now deceased. She resides at Guttenberg.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 870-871
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney