Julius Sinn, who is engaged in blacksmithing in Williamsburg, was born in Scott township, this county, on the
25th of February, 1859, one of nine children born to the union of John and Anna Sinn, both natives of Germany.
About 1857 they emigrated to America and located in Moline, Illinois, whence in April, 1868, they removed to this
county and settled upon a farm in Pilot township. Both passed away in this county, the father dying in April, 1915,
at the advanced age of ninety years. Six of their children survive.
Julius Sinn acquired a public school education and remained at home until he was twenty three years of age. He
then came to Williamsburg and learned the blacksmith's trade, which he has since followed successfully. He owns
a shop which is well equipped and well patronized and he has built up an enviable reputation for good work.
In 1890 Mr. Sinn was married to Miss Mary Kuch, a daughter of Jacob and Colarena Kuch, the former of whom has passed
away. The mother is still living and resides with Mr. and Mrs. Sinn. They have become the parents of three children:
Irvin, who is now attending the State University at Iowa City; Merrill, a high school student; and Clarence, deceased.
Mr. and Mrs. Sinn hold membership in the Presbyterian church and can be counted upon to aid in the accomplishment
of any project that will promote the moral advancement of the community. He is a member of Williamsburg Lodge,
No. 368, I. O. O. F., in which he has filled all of the chairs, and in his life he exemplifies the spirit of brotherhood
which underlies all fraternal organizations. The democratic party has in him a loyal adherent and for several years
he has been a member of the city council. He has many warm friends in Williamsburg and is highly respected, as
his probity is not open to question.
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Iowa County, IA
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