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Renk Eilers
Born 1817
RENK EILERS, farmer, Monticello Twp., Sec. 32; P.O. Monticello; was born in Oldenburg. Germany, in 1844; he is the son of Anton and Talke Eilers, who came to this country in 1850; they lived in Lee Co, Ill., six years, and came to Jones Co. in 1856; his father settled near Monticello, where he still resides. Mr. Eilers was married to Maria Harms, daughter of A. B. Harms, of Cass Township; they have five children—B. A., Maria M., Renk E., Gehard and Alvin. Settled on his present farm which contains 115 acres, in March, 1866.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 666.


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