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J. C. Dietz
Born April 23, 1831
J. C. DIETZ, attorney at law, of the firm of King & Dietz, Anamosa; is a native of Otsego Co., N.Y., and was born April 23, 1831. He grew up to manhood and received his education there, and commenced reading law. He was connected with the courts, and held the office of Justice of Sessions for three terms. He came to Iowa and located in Anamosa in January, 1862, and entered the office of the Clerk of the Courts, and served as Deputy. In the fall of 1866, he was elected Clerk of the Courts, and held that office for eight years, and since then he has practiced law here. He has held the office of Mayor of Anamosa and City Councilman, and has served as Chairman of the Republican County Central Committee for a number of years. He was united in marriage to Miss Martha A. Spencer, a native of Otsego Co., N.Y., February 7, 1856; they have one adopted daughter—Martha A. Dietz.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 553.

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