Shelby County, Indiana
Joseph Beyer was born in France, November, 1832. He
remained with his father until twenty -three years old when he came to America. He landed at New Orleans, in 1855, where he worked one year and then came to Dearborn County, Ind., where he worked in a brick yard for three years. He married Miss Anna Mauser, who was born June 7, 1839. By this marriage there were six children: Mary, Josephine, Joseph, Frank, Max and Aggie. Soon after his marriage he began the manufacture of brick, at which he worked for fifteen years. In 1870, he purchased a tile factory, to which he added new machinery and increased the business. He is is a prosperous business man. He and his wife are members of the Catholic Church and are worthy citizens.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887, "Liberty Sketches," page 685
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