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. 221
|GEORGE FENGLER, owner of the
Eagle Point Lime Works of Dubuque, established business along this
line in 1872, beginning operations on a very limited scale, but
as his trade increased he enlarged his facilities and in 1888 built
his present extensive plant. The capacity is now two hundred and
fifty barrels of lime every twenty-four hours and employment is
furnished to thirty men. The lime is shipped to Wisconsin, Minnesota,
Dakota and all over Iowa, for the product of the works is of a very
excellent quality and therefore an extensive business has been secured.
Mr. Fengler is conversant with the manufacture of lime in all its
departments and now has the largest and finest plant in the state.
He also handles all kinds of cement, hair, brick, etc., used for
A native of Germany, Mr. Fengler was born near Breslau
in 1841. His father, Ernest Fengler, on immigrating to America took
up his residence in Dubuque, where he embarked in the ice business and
established the first market garden in this city. On the breaking out
of the late war he and four of his sons joined the boys in blue, his
name being enrolled as a member of Colonel Hecker's regiment, in which
he remained throughout the service. He died in August 1865, in Evansville,
Ind., from the effects of exposure during his army life. Mrs. Fengler
bore the maiden name of Emily Seidel, and was also a native of Germany.
Her death occurred in Dubuque on the 25th of January 1882.
George Fengler spent the first nine years of his life in the Fatherland
and then accompanied his parents on their emigration to America. His
education was completed under Prof. Charles G. Kretschmer, with whom
he studied both German and English. He went to the defense of the Union
during the late war, enlisting on the 21st of August, 1862, as a member
of Company A, Twenty-first Iowa Infantry, under command of Colonel Merrill.
The regiment was assigned to the Army of the Gulf and saw active service
in Hartville, Mo., Magnolia Hill, the Mississippi campaign, the battle
of Raymond, Miss., and Champion Hills. The Twenty-first Regiment was
a part of the brigade that made the charge at Black River Bridge and
participated in the siege of Vicksburg.
During the battle of Jackson, July 12,1863, Mr. Fengler was wounded
but refused to leave the field until after the engagement. He was then
taken to the hospital, and later rejoined his regiment in Louisiana,
after which he was sent to Texas, where the troops captured Ft. Matta
Gorda and spent the winter in fortifying the coast. Mr. Fengler took
part in the battle of Mobile and in the siege and capture of Ft. Blakely
and Spanish Fort, after which he was mustered out at Clinton, Iowa,
in August 1865. He was a loyal soldier, always found at his post of
duty and faithfully defended the Old Flag, which now floats so proudly
over the united nation.
Ere leaving for the front Mr. Fengler was married, on the 21st of August
1861, to Alice M., daughter of Ebenezer Curtis, one of the early settlers
of Dubuque. Twelve children were born to them, five daughters and seven
sons, namely: Oscar, a son who died at the age of five years. Melvina,
now is the wife of Henry L. Gross; Olive, wife of Herman Mouer; Alice,
who is engaged in bookkeeping. Hattie, is at home; Octavia, a student
in the high school. Richard, is deceased; Edwin, an engineer on the
Milwaukee Railroad. George, who has charge of the cooper shop in his
father's employ Leo and Randolph, who are now in school; and Orin, a
boy of five years, who completes the family. The children have been
given good educational advantages and are thus fitted for the practical
and responsible duties in life. The family resides at No. 1059 Garfield
On his return from the war, Mr. Fengler worked in a sawmill for a time,
and in 1872 embarked in the lime business, as before stated. In connection
with his other interests he is Vice-President and Director in the People's
Building & Loan Association, of which he was one of the organizers.
He is one of the leading Republicans of this city, taking an active
interest in the success and growth of his party. He was appointed United
States Surveyor of Customs in 1889 by President Harrison and served
for a term of four years. In 1876 he was elected a member of the City
Council from the Fifth Ward and served for three years, proving an efficient
and capable member of that body. He belongs to the Ancient Order of
United Workmen and to the Odd Fellows' Society. His public and private
life is alike above reproach and he manifests the same loyalty in days
of peace as when he followed the Stars and Stripes on southern battlefields.