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M. F. Rick
Born October 16, 1813
M. F. RICK, proprietor of Rick's Brewery, Anamosa; was born in Germany October 5, 1836; when 18 years of age, he emigrated to America in 1854, lived one year in Pennsylvania, and came to Wisconsin, where he lived eight years, and came to Iowa in 1862, and located at Anamosa and engaged in the brewing business, and has carried on the business since then. In 1874, he built his present brewery, which has a capacity of making from fifty to sixty barrels per month. He married Theresa Grosbietch, a native of Germany, in 1857; they have four children—Frank, Michael, William and Mary L.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 575.


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