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Albert G. Winter


Farming and dairying interests of Ludlow township find a progressive and worthy representative in Albert G. Winter, who owns and operates the Pleasant View homestead, a neat and well improved place of eighty acres on section 1. He has been a resident of Iowa since 1876, but was born in Dodge county, Wisconsin, December 8, 1858. His father, Rev. H. A. Winter, a minister in the Presbyterian church, was born in Germany and came of America when a young man, settling in Wisconsin, where he remained for many years.

Albert G. Winter acquired his education in the public schools of Wisconsin, graduating from the Madison high school and later attending Mount Carroll College. In 1876 he came to Iowa and here turned his attention to farming, working in the harvest fields for a few seasons and afterward renting land. Eventually he bought the Pleasant View homestead, a property with some improvements, to which he steadily added. He also remodeled the house and erected in 1912 a large and commodious barn. He installed also a wind pump and built a silo with a capacity of ninety tons, making the property one of the finest and best equipped in this vicinity. In addition to general farming Mr. Winter engages in dairying and stock-raising, keeping a fine herd of milch cows and feeding a number of high-grade hogs every years. Both of these departments of his business are ably and carefully conducted and under his competent supervision have become important and profitable. The farm is today one of the most attractive in the township, the house being set in the midst of a fine level lawn broken here and there by groves of evergreen and forest trees. Mr. Winter was one of the promoters of the Ludlow Cooperative Creamery Association and served as secretary and treasurer of that body. He is identified with the German Mutual Fire Insurance Company, of which he was for a time secretary and treasurer, and he aided in the organization of the Farmers Cooperative Stock and Produce Company.

In Ludlow township, in 1883, Mr. Winter was united in marriage to Miss Mary M. Pieper, a stepdaughter of Carl Pieper. They became the parents of five children: Carl S., of Lexington, Nebraska, who is married and has one son; Helen, the wife of James G. Smith, of Lexington, Nebraska, by whom she has one son; Marion E.; Fred B., a student in the University of Iowa; and Earl A., a student in the Waukon high school. Mr. and Mrs. Winter are members of the German Presbyterian church of Ludlow.

Mr. Winter is connected fraternally with the Knights of Pythias and the Modern Woodmen of America. He is interested in everything pertaining to the growth and progress of Allamakee county and his labors have been forces in the agricultural development of the township which has been his home for over thirty five years and where he is held in high regard by reason of his business enterprise, his integrity and his sterling personal worth.

-source: Past & Present of Allamakee County; by Ellery M. Hancock; S. J. Clarke Pub. Co.; 1913
-transcribed by Diana Diedrich

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