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Biography of William H. Diemert of Moorhead, Minnesota

William H. Diemert, wholesale liquor dealer, of Moorhead, Minnesota, ranks among the leading business men of the city. He is a native of Canada, and was born there on June 15, 1873, the son of Andrew and Rosalia Diemert, who emigrated from Germany to America many years ago, and settled first in Canada, where they lived for several years, and in 1878 they moved to Georgetown, Clay county, Minnesota, where Mr. Diemert was for a time engaged with the Hudson Bay Company, and subsequently took up a tract of government land and commenced the life of a farmer near the …

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Biography of Irving S. Catlin of Barnesville, Minnesota

Irving S. Catlin, of the firm of Catlin Brothers, dealers in drugs, jewelry and notions, at Barnesville, Minnesota, is a native of Elkhorn, Wisconsin, and was born April 23, 1871, the youngest son of Nelson and Elizabeth (Keyes) Catlin. The father, born in Litchfield, Herkimer county, New York, was of English lineage. He was a school teacher in early life, and in the early days purchased and settled on a partially improved farm in Walworth county, Wisconsin. He was a man of influence in his community and served as justice of the peace, town supervisor, township superintendent of schools, and …

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