1875 A. T. Andreas Atlas
1880 Dubuque County History
Honorable William B. Allison
Sanford A. Atherton
Honorable Isaac W. Baldwin
F. E. Behrens
General Caleb Hoskins Booth
Nicholas Bray, M. D.
William Bray, M. D.
John D. Bush
Dr. Rodolphus Clark
Bernhard Claus, Jr.
Frank W. Coates
Honorable Dennis Nelson Cooley
Reverend Mark Cooney
Patrick F. Cunningham
Mell H. Cushing
Charles Henry Eighmey
Jesse P. Farley
Mrs. Catherine Fries
A. P. Gibbs
John R. Goldthorp
Honorable Julius Graves
Charles H. Gregoire
Honorable Thomas Hardie
Rev. James Hill
Nancy R. Hill, M. D.
Asa Horr, M. D.
Edward R. Jackson, M. D.
Henry J. Jecklin
Reverend Clement Johannes
Evan E. Jones
General George Wallace Jones
Joseph K. Kaufmann
F. H. Klostermann
A. R. Knight
Honorable Frederick M. Knoll
Honorable Wendelin Lattner
Norton J. Loomis
Delos E. Lyon
J. E. Maguire, M. D.
W. A. Manhart
M. H. Martin
Honorable James McCann
Benjamin McCluer, M. D.
Susan Ann McCraney
A. S. McDermott
James and Martha McGee
M. F. McNamara
William J. Morgans
Dorrance Dixon Myers
Nicholas P. Nicks
Frederick R. Nitzsche, M. D.
J. J. E. Norman
Honorable Peter Olinger
Bernard J. O'Neill
John P. Page
Rev. Frederick William Pape
Honorable James Rowan
Reverend Roger Ryan
Colonel C. J. W. Saunders
John Sauser, Jr.
John F. Sloan
Charles F. Smyth
Johanna (Baker) Specht
J. Peter Stendebach
Honorable William W. Stewart
Oren Stuart, M. D.
Hon. Christian Anton Voelker
Chester H. Walker
William Watson, M. D.
F. W. Wieland
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Logo by Ginger Cisewski
Extracted from Portrait and Biographical Record of Dubuque, Jones and
Clayton Counties, Iowa, 1894 Reprinted by Higginson Book Co., Salem,
Massachusetts, p. 198
F.H. KLOSTERMANN, is a prosperous
and energetic farmer of New Wine Township. He was born in a little log
cabin on the farm where he now resides. It was built by his father in
1846 and is still standing. The birth of our subject occurred October
14, 1853, in New Wine Township, Dubuque County, Iowa. His parents, Joseph
and Agnes (Meier) Klostermann, were natives of Oldenburg, Germany. His
father was a seafaring man, and for fifteen years made his home on the
ocean. During that time he visited nearly every country on the globe on
account of having to repair his vessel he stopped at the Isle of St. Helena
and visited the grave of Bonaparte. In the year 1842 he gave up his perilous
occupation and coming to the United States, located in Cincinnati, Ohio.
While there he engaged in steam boating on the Ohio River. In 1844 he
came with his family to Iowa and settled in Dubuque County. Here he took
up the land from the Government that our subject now occupies. It being
a wild, uncultivated region at that time, he remained on this farm until
his death, which occurred in 1892; his good wife preceded him to that
better land in 1873.
Our subject has five sisters and two brothers living. Frank J. is a prominent
farmer of Delaware County, and has filled many local offices in that county.
Having served as Assessor for a number of years; he is at present filling
the office of Justice of the Peace Clemens, the other brother, is also
a farmer of the same township.
Mr. Klostermann has been a life-long agriculturist, having been born and
reared on the farm where he now resides. He received a common school education
in the district schools of his locality. He remained at home with his
parents, and at the death of his father he received the old homestead
as his share of the estate.
Mr. Klostermann was married May 24, 1881, to Miss Catherine Boeckenstedt,
a daughter of Clemens and Mary Boeckenstedt, of Delaware County. Her mother
was born in a wagon while her parents were moving from Ohio to Iowa, and
is one of three of the original settlers of Dubuque County now living.
Mr. and Mrs. Klostermann are the parents of five children, Joseph, Anna,
Francis, Abiline and Clara.
Our subject has filled many offices of honor and trust. He is at present
Secretary of the Mutual Insurance Company, and has held that office since
1889. For one year he served as Secretary of the Bear Grove Creamery Company
of Breeman Township, Delaware County, Iowa. In 1892 he was elected Justice
of the Peace, and still holds that office to the satisfaction of the community.
Mr. Klostermann has a fine farm highly cultivated, with all the modern
improvements, and is one of the progressive men of the township. Politically
be is a Democrat, and always votes for the candidate of that party. He
has a host of friends who are cordially welcomed to his pleasant home.
He is a public-spirited man; ever ready to assist in all good work for
the advancement and welfare of the community in which he lives.