|Birth: ||May 28, 1879|
|Death: ||Jun. 10, 1953|
Johannes "Hans John" Byland was the son of Gottlelieb Byland and Anna Maria Lufs. He was born May 28, 1879 in Brugg Aargau, Switzerland. At the age of 15 years he entered a trade school at Lensburg to learn the butcher trade. For two years he served as an apprentice without pay. Later he was given an examination before five master butchers to prove his ability and knowledge of the trade. The examination required figuring yields, estimating live weights, and actual killing and cutting up of animals. He passed the examination.
He married Frieda Oehler around 1901, most likely in Basel Switzerland. They had their first child Emma in 1902.
A year later after their first child was born, in 1903, the family immigrated from Havre, France to the United States on the Ship "La Savoie." The family came to join Frieda's brother Adolph who had previous immigrated to the United States. They arrived on May 21, 1904 in New York New York and settled in Davenport, Iowa.
Here Hans and Frieda shortly gave birth to their first son Max, and later two more daughters, Martha and Erna.
His first job in America was with Wm. Mengel & Sons. He here slaughtered beef, calves, and hogs, and made sausage. In 1907 he went to work for Conrad & Co., well-known sausage makers in Davenport and remained there for 28 years. In 1925 Byland went to work for Kohrs Packing Co. and Oscar Mayer Packing Co. Hans was in the butchering business for 56 years. At the age of 68 years, Mr. Byland was active in the Kill and Cut Department
He was of Lutheran Faith and spent the remainder of his years in Davenport, dying at the age of 74, in 1953.
Frieda Oehler Byland (1881 - 1948)
Emma F Byland Lapehn Schroeder (1900 - 1957)*
Max Frederick Byland (1904 - 1987)*
Martha Josephine Byland Weber Mallette (1905 - 1982)*
Erna C. Byland (1908 - 1911)*
Oakdale Memorial Gardens
Created by: TAYLOR
Record added: Feb 08, 2012
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