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THEODORE W. RUETE

Linwood Cemetery
Dubuque County, Iowa
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Hospital Steward, 103rd New York Infantry
Grand Army of the Republic
Civil War
1842-1913

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Posted on Jan-12-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
T.W. RUETE, druggist, 568 Main street, Dubuque; is a native of Germany, where he was regularly educated as an apothecary, and, after passing his examination, received his license as a pharmacist in the Prussian Kingdom; in 1861, Mr. Ruete emigrated to the United States, and was soon employed in a drug house in New York City. During the war of the rebellion he served in the medical Con't.

Posted on Jan-12-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
department of the Army of the Potomac, and participated in almost every battle and engagement of the historic army; having after the close of the war made an extensive European trip, Mr. Ruete was again engaged in the drug business, alternately in New York, Philadelphia, and later in Western New York, until he located in Dubuque in 1873; the famous old stand, the Pioneer Drug Store, Con't.

Posted on Jan-12-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
well known under its former proprietors, Messrs. Dr. T. Mason and P.C. Samson, as the "Good Samaritan Drug Store", being at that time vacant, Mr. Ruete established himself here, and built up a thriving business, which soon made a removal into more spacious quarters necessary; consequently, in the centennial year, his present commodious store in the Langworthy Block, between Fifth and Sixth Con't.

Posted on Jan-12-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
Streets, was occupied and fitted up in the most substantial manner; by steady growth, this establishment has become one of the most extensive ones of its kind in Dubuque, comprising everything pertaining to drugs, chemicals, toilet articles, paints, oils, brushes, instruments, bandages, etc., etc.; as Mr. Ruete devotes his entire time to his business, and employs competent and skillful Con't.

Posted on Jan-12-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
assistants, it is no wonder that his share of public patronage is large and continually increasing. “The History of Dubuque County" http://members.tripod.com/~Doreen_3/DBBIOAB.htm

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