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EVEN, Peter

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EVEN, Peter. (Prairie Spring Township, Jackson County, IA, Aug. 4, 1856--May 26, 1930). Even's educational experience included the public schools of Jackson County and BAYLESS BUSINESS COLLEGE. In 1878 he opened a grocery business on Southern Avenue. After selling his grocery business around 1881, he became salesman and book-keeper for Pat McCullough, dealer in farm implements, and remained with him for fourteen years. (1)

In partnership with H. J. Fuchs, under the firm name of Even & Fuchs, he engaged in the coal and wood business. Three years later, he bought out the implement business of Pat McCullough, which they added to their own particular line. (2)

In 1904 Mr. Even acquired, by purchase, Mr. Fuch's interest in the establishment. He continued the business but changed its name to PETER EVEN AND SON. A line of automobiles was added to the coal and farm implement business. (3)

Politically he served as chairman of the Democratic County Central Committee and was active in the work of the ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY. His last public effort was the establishment of the terminal in Dubuque for shipping on the MISSISSIPPI RIVER.

See: PETER EVEN CO.

PETER EVEN

PETER EVEN AND SON

PETER EVEN AND SON AUTO COMPANY

PETER EVEN & SONS

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Source:

1. "Claimed by Death," Telegraph-Herald, May 27, 1930, p. 7

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