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Gerd Rickels
Born 1855
GERD RICKELS, farmer, Wayne Twp., Sec. 16; P.O. Monticello; born in Germany in 1855; came to America and to Jones Co. in 1867. Mr. Rickels carries on the farm of his father, Mr. Henry Rickels, 13 acres. Wife's maiden name was Tobiasen, a native of Germany also; they were married in 1875; have two children—Henry and Garret. Mr. Rickels, wife and children are in the Lutheran Church. He is a Republican.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 633.

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