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William Peter Bettendorf
Birth: Jul. 1, 1857
Mendota
LaSalle County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 3, 1910
Bettendorf
Scott County
Iowa, USA

Inventor, Businessman. As president and co-founder of Bettendorf Axle Company, he invented the Bettendorf Truck, which revolutionized the railroad industry. Before that time, railroad trucks had been made from many smaller pieces. The Bettendorf Truck was cast from one piece of steel. The city of Bettendorf, Iowa is named for him and his brother, Joseph. (bio by: Dustin Oliver) 
 
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 Parents:
  Michael Bettendorf (1836 - 1917)
  Catherine Reck Bettendorf (1837 - 1926)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Wortman Bettendorf (1858 - 1901)*
  Elizabeth H Bruhn Bettendorf (1857 - 1922)*
 
 Children:
  May E Bettendorf Kulp (1879 - 1955)*
  Henry Bettendorf (1890 - 1893)*
  Heneritta G Bettendorf (1890 - 1894)*
 
 Sibling:
  William Peter Bettendorf (1857 - 1910)
  Joseph William Bettendorf (1864 - 1933)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakdale Memorial Gardens
Davenport
Scott County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section 13
GPS (lat/lon): 41.5453, -90.54803
 
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Originally Created by: Dustin Oliver
Record added: Jul 02, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7647810
William Peter Bettendorf
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William Peter Bettendorf
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William Peter Bettendorf
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