Frederick A. Gniffke

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State Representative
Newspaper Editor
01/09/1860 - 01/12/1862

Publisher of the Dubuque National Demokrat. He is a native of Germany, and was born in Dantzic, Western Prussia, on the Baltic, March 21, 1833. He came to the United States in 1850 and entered the office of the Newburyport Herald, where he learned the printing business. He worked at his trade in Boston and Cambridge and then came west to Iowa and located in Dubuque, in May 1856. The following August he established the Dubuque National Demokrat The paper has a large circulation and a larger influence, in the city and the county and throughout this section of the State. In the fall of 1859, Mr. Gniffke was elected to the State Legislature, and served during the Eighth regular session and during the extra war session. He has been a member of the Board of Education for some years. In 1863, Mr. Gniffke was united in marriage to Miss Alvine Baade, a native of Mecklenburg, Germany.

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