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History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/4/Joseph Eiboeck

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JOSEPH EIBOECK was born in Zeleskut, Hungary, on the 23d of February, 1838. He was educated in Vienna, receiving a thorough course in Latin. His step-father having been engaged in the Hungarian revolution and being obliged to leave the country brought his family to America in 1840, making his home at Dubuque. Here Joseph entered the office of the Miners' Express where be learned the printing business and the English language. He taught school three years and in 1859 purchased an interest in the Clayton County Journal, which he conducted until 1872, when he disposed of the paper and wrote and published a history of Clayton County. In 1873 he was appointed by Governor Carpenter Commissioner to the World's Fair at Vienna. In 1874 he settled in Des Moines and became the editor and publisher of the Iowa Staats Anzeiger, a weekly journal in the German language. It has a State-wide circulation and is one of the chief papers of that nationality in the country. Colonel Eiboeck has written and delivered able lectures on various subjects. In 1878 he was the Democratic candidate for Auditor of State but was not elected. He has written a history of the Germans of Iowa, a work of nearly eight hundred pages which contains biographical sketches of the notable men of that nationality in Iowa.