Peter Stauer, lumber merchant, was born in Prussia, Germany, Feb. 19, 1824, and received his education in his native country. In June, 1851, he emigrated to the United States, landing in New York, and immediately went to Milwaukee, Wis., where he had a brother residing. Mr. Stauer drifted around the country, working at various jobs, finally landing in La Porte, Ind., where he became acquainted with Catherina Daniels, whom he married. In 1856 he moved to Prairie du Chien, Wis., where he was engaged in conducting a boarding house until 1858, when he took a trip to California, and was engaged in mining there. In December, 1860, he returned to Prairie du Chien, and thence to McGregor, where he has resided since. Mr. and Mrs. Stauer are the parents of two children-- Amelia, wife of Otto Hattinger, of Chicago, and Ishmail. They are members of the Evangelical church. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, Bezer Lodge, No. 135, chapter and commandery.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1002-1003
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