William Friedlien is a native of Aurora, Ind., born Aug.
9, 1859. He came to Clayton County in 1862 with his
parents, who settled at Guttenberg, where they resided
until 1867, then settled on a farm in Millville Township.
William remained on his father's farm until his marriage,
which occurred Feb. 22, 1882, to Mary Kauffman, who was
born in Millville Township, Aug. 5, 1866. Mr. Friedlien
is engaged in managing his farm on section 18, this
township. It consists of eighty acres of fine land. He
was christened in the Lutheran faith, and was educated in
the Republican school of politics, to the principles of
which party he still adheres.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1013
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney