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MUYGENBURG, Diedrich

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MUYGENBURG, Diedrich. (Germany, 1823--Unknown). Muygenburg emigrated to America in 1854 and settled in Dubuque in 1855. To learn the brick-making business, he began working in a brickyard. In 1876, he began his own brickyard and produced 700,000 annually.

In 1863, he married Miss Frederika Muker, a native of Germany; they had four children.

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Source:

Oldt, Franklin. History of Dubuque County, Iowa. Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1880, p. 852.