|CHRISTIAN PRADER, farmer, Richland Twp., Sec. 19; P.O. Monticello; was born in France in 1847, where he lived twelve years, when his father returned to Switzerland, his native country; came to this country and Jones Co. in 1872. Was married to Mersula Casper, daughter of Rudolph Casper; they have one child, Rudolph, born in 1874. Mr. Prader's farm contains 175 acres of land. Rudolph Casper was born in Switzerland in 1815; he is one of the large farmers of Richland Township.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 691.
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