|G. GERDES, farmer, Wayne Twp., Sec. 8; P.O. Langworthy; born in Germany in 1811; came to America and to Jones Co, in 1872. Wife's maiden name was Margaret Johnson, a native, also, of the old country; they were married in 1849; have seven children—Johanna, Rickliffe, Hermer, Henry, Johnnie, Johnson and Riokle. Mr. Gerdes and his two boys carry on a farm on shares with Mr. John Jacobs; there are 320 acres in the farm, and it is adjoining the village of Langworthy. Mr. Gerdes and his family are Lutherans.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 624.
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