Jacob Maier, farmer, of Lyons, was born 2/02/1823 in Wurtemberg, Germany and came to Clinton Co., Iowa in 1854. Married Lizzie Ammer in Wurtemberg on 4/02/1850. She died 9/27/1877. Children: Jacob, Frank, JOhn, Barbara, Dora, LIzzie and Mathilda. They attended the german Luthran Church. In 1879 he was worth between $25,000 and $30,000, in addition to his fine homestead and another 640 acres he owned in Crawford County, Iowa, worth $20 an acre.