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JAEGER, Adam Francis

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Family History: http://home.comcast.net/~jaegerz/emigration.htm

JAEGER, Adam Francis. (Darmstadt, Germany, 1811--Dubuque, IA, Apr. 10, 1868). Adam Francis Jaeger was the first of the Jaegers to emigrate to Dubuque. With his wife, Margaret Miller' daughter, Agatha; and son, Adam Francis JAEGER, Jr., Adam Francis traveled to New Orleans in 1839. They traveled up the MISSISSIPPI RIVER to Dubuque where they settled in 1840.

The family purchased land north of the city and originally lived on Main Street. Adam Francis Jaeger was in the grocery business for several years with the aid of his son who traveled with his father to learn business techniques. During the years 1857-1858 Jaeger represented the Fifth ward on the city council.



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