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Peter C Duer (Buer)
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Birth: Mar. 16, 1860, Germany
Death: Sep. 2, 1915
Iowa, USA

Wolfe's History of Clinton County 1911:

Mr. Duer, like many of our most enterprising business men, is a native of Germany, having been born in the province of Schleswig. Holstein, that country, on March 16. 1860, and he spent his boyhood days and attended the common schools there. He is the son of N. C. and Elizabeth (Bertlesen) Duer, both natives of the same province in Germany, and there the father died in 1875. Soon afterward the mother and family came to America, landing at New York, but they came direct to Clinton county, Iowa, and located at Charlotte. Soon afterwards Peter C. of this review, found employment as clerk in a general store, and he assisted his mother in keeping the family together and in rearing them in credit and respectability. These children were named as follows: Marie, Mrs. Gohlmann; Peter C, of this sketch;
Sarena M., who remained single; and Martha, who is deceased.

Peter C. Duer clerked in the store of John G. Gohlmann at Charlotte for three years, then went to Sabula. Iowa, where he remained five years, then returned to Charlotte and engaged in the mercantile business in partnership with M. H. Illemann and then enjoyed a very liberal patronage. Mr. Duer assisted in the organization of the Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank and was made cashier of the same, and he has been the chief financier and manager of this popular and safe institution, in short, its moving spirit, since it was started, and has made a very pronounced success. Its officers and directors are made up of the solid men of this community, all of whom have the confidence of the depositors. Strict modern banking rules are observed: it is a bank of deposit and discount, buys and sells exchange and does a general banking business. The statement issued by this bank on June 30, 1910, was a remarkable showing considering the short length of time since its organization, its resources being 108,953.16. and its liabilities the same.

Mr. Duer was married in 1888 to Ella C. Dickey, who was born in Clinton county, the daughter of John A, Dickey and wife. The father was born in Mercer county, Pennsvlvania. where her grandfather had lived and died, John A. being the eldest of nine children, the mother bringing the family to Clinton county after the death of the father and here John A. spent the balance of his life. He was for many years a prominent farmer and a man whom everyone respected as a result of a well directed life.

To Mr. and Mrs. Duer one interesting son has been born. Leo P., whose birth occurred on September 16, 1889. He received a good education and is living at home. 
Family links: 
  Elizabeth Bertlesen Duer (1830 - 1906)
  Ella Curtis Dickey Duer (1866 - 1895)
  Leo P. Duer (1889 - 1979)*
  Dottie Elizabeth Duer (1891 - 1893)*
  Raymon Duer (1894 - 1895)*
  Marie Duer Gohlmann (1857 - 1914)*
  Peter C Duer (Buer) (1860 - 1915)
  Sarena Duer (1862 - 1942)*
  Martha Duer (Buer) (1864 - 1906)*
*Calculated relationship
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Hickory Hill Cemetery
Clinton County
Iowa, USA
Created by: None to be Forgotten
Record added: Sep 30, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77353443
Peter C Duer (Buer)
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