Born June 15, 1824
|JOHN SCHWEITZER, farmer, Richland Twp., Sec. 18; P.O. Monticello; born in Switzerland in 1824; he came to this country and Jones Co. in 1850; he went to California in 1851 and engaged in mining; remained in California ten years, returning in 1861; purchased his present farm in the spring of 1862, where he settled in the fall of that year. He was married to Charlotte Yousse, who died in 1866. His present wife was Margaret Bohnar. Mr. Schweitzer has one daughter by his first marriage—Seraphina; and three children by his second wife—Charlotte, Lena and John. Mr. Schweitzer has about five hundred acres of land.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 691.
(paraphrased) John Schweitzer, retired, living on Section 18 of Richland Twp., Jones Co., IA. He was born in Switzerland June 15, 1824. Father Benedict Schweitzer was a farmer from Switzerland. Mother Anna Zuter. John was the second of 8 children, all of whom reside in Germany with the exception of 2 brothers and 1 sister who make their home in IL, WI, and MN (the siblings are not named).
Source: Portrait and Biographical Record of Dubuque, Jones, and Clayton Counties, Iowa, Chapman Publishing Co, Chicago, 1894.
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