Davis County, Iowa
Des Moines: Iowa Historical Company,
Unless noted, biographies submitted by Dick Barton.
Henry E., blacksmith, Stiles; was born October 14, 1848, in Prussia, Germany. At
the age of seventeen he came to America. When sixteen he began to learn
blacksmithing in the old country, and when he came over, he came directly to
this county and engaged as a farm hand with J. J. Stutzman, and remained several
years; then worked in Pulaski about two years; then, about the year 1876 came to
Stiles and engaged at his trade, on his own account; has just built a new shop.
He has a fine business, and the only shop in the place. He was married March 1,
1876, to Miss Elizabeth Lautz. they have one child, Bessie. Mr. N. is finely
educated and is a very intelligent, practical, business man.
from Dixie Blake, great-granddaughter of
Henry Nemitz: Henry Nemitz married Elizabeth Lantz, not Lautz as was noted
in the biography.
by Lois G. Cossel McMillin
J., farmer and stock-raiser, sections, 14,15 ,and 16. Post office Eldon or
Hickory; states where born marriage, and children. Came to DC in 1850.