I came across the following birth record at the Dickinson Co. Courthouse located in Spirit Lake, IA.
Birth Record Dickinson Co., IA 1880-1897 Book 1 pg. 19 no. 228 John Timm Arp. Sex: Male. Number of child to mother: 1st Race: White. Born in wedlock. Date of Birth: July 10, 1886. Nationality of father: Scott Co., IA. Age: 27 Nationality of mother: Davenport, IA. Age: 20 Mother's Maiden Name: Sophia Luders. Residence: Spirit Lake, IA Father's Occupation: Farmer Father's Name: Henry Peter Arp Father's Residence: Spirit Lake, IA Attending physican: Dr. E.L. Brownell, MD. Spirit Lake, IA