|Osterman, John farmer; Sec. 6; P.O.
Keokuk Junction. His parents were Habbo and Gracie Osterman, of Germany,
now living in Northeast township. Mr Osterman was born in Hanover,
Germany, in 1842; came to America, and settled in Adams county, 1855;
was married in December, 1868, to Anna Woid, born also in Germany, in
1847. They have five children: Haboo, William, Grecan, Hattie, and John.
He owns 108 acres of improved land in Clayton township, worth $40 per
acre; has lived on the farm he now owns, since 1974.
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