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LAGEN, Bernard

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LAGEN, Bernard. (Lancaster County, PA, Oct. 3, 1840-- ). Lagen's parents came Dubuque in 1848. He learned the trade of blacksmith and afterward worked in the livery business.

Lagen later established the city's first omnibus line running six horse-drawn vehicles to take people to their destinations.



Oldt, Franklin. History of Dubuque County, Iowa. Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1880, p. 827