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F. G. Podhaski
Born June 20, 1844
F. G. PODHASKI, manufacturer of harness, Monticello; was born in Austria June 20, 1844; he grew up there until 17 years of age, and emigrated to America in 1861; he came to Iowa and located in Cedar Rapids, and learned his trade of harness-maker there; lived there eight years, and came to Jones Co. and located in Monticello July 6, 1869, and engaged in manufacturing harness, and he has built up a successful business; he only had very little when he began business; he now owns two houses and lots, and he built the store he now occupies in carrying on his business, during the present year—1879; his success is owing to his industry and good management. He belongs to the Order of Workmen. He married Miss Annie Simberski, a native of Austria, July 22, 1868; they have four children—Frank, Joe, Willie and Eddie.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 677.


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