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John Grumm
Born January 9, 1851
JOHN GRUMM, proprietor saloon, Monticello; is a native of Germany, and was born in Kingdom of Hanover January 9, 1851; his parents emigrated to America in 1858; they came to Dixon, Ill., and lived eleven years; then came to Iowa and located in Jones Co. He has been engaged in business here since 1877. He belongs to the I.O.O.F. He married Miss Annie Markle, a native of Bohemia, March 9, 1871; they have one daughter—Rosa, born September 22, 1874.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 669.

John Grumm, a saloon-keeper of Monticello, took heavily to drink when it became known that the (prohibition) amendment had been adopted. He left home a few days afterwards and nothing was heard of him for some time. A man answering his description was run over and killed by the cars, near Council Bluff, and his wife went out to see if it was her husband.

Source: The Weekly Times, Thursday Morning, July 20, 1882
Note: The Prohibition Amendment, which was submitted to the citizens of Iowa to vote in a special election on Tuesday June 27, 1882. The election passed the amendment 155,430 to 125,677. Seventy-five counties favored the amendment, twenty-three opposed and one county was a tie.


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