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Gerhard Eilers
Born 1837
GERHARD EILERS, farmer, Monticello Twp., Sec. 33; P.O. Monticello; was born in Oldenburg, Germany, in 1837; he is the son of Anton and Talke Eilers, who came to this country in 1850, and settled in Lee Co., Ill., but removed to Jones Co. in 1856. Mr. Eilcrs was married to Margaret Jacobs, also born in Germany; they have four children—Anton, Henry, William and Paul. Mr. Eilers has 730 acres of land, including a firm in Scotch Grove Township; he is engaged extensively in dairying and stock-raising; he makes a specialty of Clydesdale horses and Shetland ponies; has a large number of the former and several fine specimens of the latter.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 668.


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