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BOLDT, Gustav

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BOLDT, Gustav (Hamburg, Germany, Jan. 21, 1850--Dubuque, IA, Nov. 5, 1908). After completing his education in Germany, Boldt took a course in bookkeeping and another in languages and moved to the United States. He settled in Galena where he worked as a bookkeeper before coming to Dubuque in 1873. He worked as a purser for the DIAMOND JO LINE for about nine years and then for MYERS-COX COMPANY for about six years as a bookkeeper.

Telegraph Herald cartoon series depicting prominent business leaders in Dubuque c. 1906. Photo courtesy: Neal Sprengelmeyer

After a trip to Europe to regain his health, Boldt returned to Dubuque and opened a confectionery and catering business. In 1904 BOLDT'S was incorporated with Gustav serving as president.

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Source

Goodspeed, Welton Arthur, History of Dubuque County, Iowa. Chicago: Goodspeed Historical Association, 1911, p. 703