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FUHRMAN, Edward. (St. Louis, MO, Aug. 9, 1852-- ). Edward Fuhrman came with his family to Dubuque in 1854. His father was a horse dealer, but later opened a clothing store on Clay Street. Edward left school at sixteen years of age and learned the chair manufacturing business as an employee of HERANCOURT & WOODWARD. He followed this business outside of Dubuque and then entered the bakery business in St. Louis. He returned to the Dubuque area and tried farming before entering the clothing business.



Goodspeed, Weston Arthur. History of Dubuque County, Iowa. Chicago : Goodspeed Historical Association, 1911, p. 720