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Henry B. Gniffke. Photo courtesy: Bob Reding.
Residence on West 14th Street

GNIFFKE, Henry B. (Dubuque, IA, Nov. 5, 1865--Mar. 10, 1936). Gniffke, an employee for many years of the GERMAN BANK, succeeded his father, Henry GNIFFKE as publisher of the Dubuque National Demokrat, retiring with its closing in 1933. He served as a member of the public library board of trustees and was a director of the DUBUQUE BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION.

Gniffke also held public office. After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis, he worked outside Dubuque until April, 1893. He returned to the city and was elected city treasurer and was re-elected in 1895 and 1897.




1. "Another Historic Dubuque Home," Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal, February 11, 1934, p. 12