Who's Who in Iowa, 1940
Allamakee co. Biographies

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The Iowa Press Association's Who's Who in Iowa, a Biographical Record of Iowa's Leaders in Business, Professional and Public Life; Pub. by Iowa Press Association, Des Moines, Iowa; 1940

Hager, John H., Retired; born Waukon, Iowa Aug. 30, 1871; son of Fred Hager & Minnie Helming; educated rural schools; Decorah Business School; married Grace Falby June 14, 1905 Waukon; 1893-94 assistant foreman, The Waukon Lumber Co; 1894- implement director, Waukon; 1937- retired; 1924-28 member House of Representatives 41st to 44th general assemblies & Senate 43rd & 44th; during Spanish-American War member 49th Iowa volunteers infantry, Co I Camp Jacksonville, quartermaster sergeant, discharged June 1899; United Spanish War Veterans (USWV) adjacent many years; Iowa Implement Association, charter member, past president & director; Farm Bureau, charter member, Kiwanis, charter member & past president; Waukon Golf Club, charter member; OES; AF&AM; Scot Rite 32; York Rite; Shrine; KP, past member; Presbyterian Church, trustee; Republican; past alternate to Republican convention Kansas City 1927, delegate to Iowa State convention Des Moines 1940; hobbies: travel & sports; residence17 East Liberty, Waukon.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Hansmeier, Ben T., Farmer & Dairyman; born Waukon Co., Iowa Aug 2, 1892; son of Simmon Hansmeier & Minnie Krumme; educated Waukon HS; Waukon Business College; married Elizabeth Stock Feb. 28, 1917 Baxter (deceased July 22,1933); sons: Ralph B., Harvey F. & Marvin N.; daughters: Ruth A. (Mrs Martin Nolting) & Leona J.; 1916-17 clerk B.H. Bieber Clothing Store, Waukon; 1918-20 owner & operator general store, Baxter; 1921-26 farmer, near Baxter; 1926- owner & operator dairy farm, near Waukon; Farm Bureau, Jefferson Twp. Director of board; member AAA* program; Zion Reform Church, member church board; Republican; hobby: outdoors; residence Route 3, Waukon.

*note: the abbreviation key for AAA gives Agricultural Adjustment Administration or American Automobile Association; it isn't known to which of these organizations Mr. Hansmeier belonged, but the former is most likely

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Harrison, C. C., Veterinarian; born Luverne, Iowa Sept. 15, 1898; son of Charles G. Harrison & Ida Griffin; educated Armstrong HS; Iowa State College, DVM 1921; El Paso; married Althea Opfer Oct. 8, 1928 Waukon; daughters Janet Ruth & Irene Margaret; 1921-27 & 1929- Veterinarian, Waukon; 1927-29 veterinarian, Armstrong; past member city council 2 terms; during World War enlisted Nevada, Iowa Student Army Training Corps (SATC), discharged 1918; American Legion post 62; Eastern & Iowa Veterinary Medical Assns; chair & past member Kiwanis; Iowa State Trapshooting Association of America; AF&AM; Zion Reformed Church, Waukon; Republican; hobby: trapshooting; office & residence Waukon.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Hastings, Elmer W., Dentist; born Waukon, Iowa Apr. 23, 1890; son of Harvey A. Hastings & Laura S. Shuffleton; educated Waukon HS 1912; University of Iowa, DDS 1915; married Helen Evelyn Miller Dec. 8, 1915 Iowa City; son Wayne E; daughters Dorothy L. & Helen Eleanor; 1915-16 dentist, Urbana; 1906- dentist, Waukon; 1926- member school board, Waukon; during World War in government service checking teeth of drafted men; American Red Cross (ARC), past president county chapter, county chairman roll call, director since 1930; past member Salvation Army; Dubuque District Dental Society, past committee member; Allamakee Co. Dental Society, president; NE Iowa Dental Study Club, president 1934, secretary 1937; Iowa State Dental Society, American Dental Assoc. (ADA); Kiwanis, president 1939; Boy Scouts of America (BSA), committee member, past member IOOF; OES; AF&AM; Scottish Rite 32, Clinton; Methodist Church, board member since 1920, past Sunday School superintend, past Sunday School teacher; Republican, precinct committeeman; hobbies: fishing, hunting, gardening, woodwork; office 24 W. Main; residence 25 W. Liberty, Waukon.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Hausman, Fred L., Merchant; born Allamakee Co., Iowa Feb. 12, 1900; son of W. F. Hausman & Anna Troendle; educated Allamakee Co.; Waukon HS 1917; married Bernice Rost Aug. 6, 1929 Winona, Minn; son John F.; daughter Barbara A.; 1914-17 while attending HS shoe clerk in firm Anderson & Straatte, Waukon, 1917-20 employee with Anderson & Straatte Waukon; 1920-27 partner of Mr. Anderson in Anderson Shoe Co., Waukon; 1927- partner of Herman Haehlen in shoe firm Hausman & Haehlen, Waukon; past member Iowa Shoe Retailers Assn; charter member Kiwanis; past member Waukon Golf Club; Waukon Gun Club, AF&AM; Scottish Rite 32; Methodist Church; Republican, hobbies: fishing, hunting; office H & H Shoe Co.; residence Waukon.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Haxmeier, G. L., Clergyman; born Jackson Co., Iowa Sept. 20, 1856; son of Henry Haxmeier & Susan Memmers; educated Jackson Co.; St. Lawrence College, Calvary Station, Wis; St. Francis Seminary, Milwaukee, Wis; Grand Seminary, Montreal, Canada; ordained Dec. 22, 1879; gave 1st mass Dec. 27, 1879, St. Donatus Church, Jackson County; 1880- pastor, Lansing; given title Right Reverend Messenger; dean Allamakee Co. since 1925; office & residence Lansing.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Hegeman, Mrs. Jeannette, Homemaker & Free Lance Writer; born Waukon, Iowa June 11, 1886; daughter of John F. Dougherty & Catherine McGarrity; educated St. Patrick’s Parochial School; Waukon HS; married William H. Hegeman June 20, 1905 Waukon; sons Donald William & Robert William; daughters Mary Frances & Catherine; 1905- homemaker, Waukon; contributor to Socialist, This Week, Catholic Digest, Buick Magazine, St. Anthony Messenger, American Historical Magazine, Ava Maria, Jr Catholic Messenger & Listen My Children, most of her articles are illustrated by photographs by her husband & concern places of interest in the middle west; National Catholic Council of Women; PEO; Nineteenth Century Club; Iowa Federation of Women's Clubs (IFWC); member local Girl Scout council, member recreation board; member Waukon public library board; St. Patrick’s Catholic Church; hobbies: history research, collecting items about Mark Twain, hooked rugs; residence 404 W. Worcester, Waukon.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Hintz, Robert H., Dentist; born Oelwein, Iowa Apr. 24, 1896; son of Henry C. Hintz & Christine Skang; educated Oelwein HS 1924; University of Iowa DDS 1932; Delta Sigma Delta; married Leta M. Schmidt Sept. 5, 1931 Cedar Rapids; daughters Anna C. & Kay R.; 1932- dentist, Lansing; Iowa State Dental Society; American Dental Assoc. (ADA); Kiwanis, past president; AF&AM 374; Presbyterian Church; Republican; hobbies: woodworking & hunting; office & residence Lansing.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Hufschmidt, Leo T., Manufacturer; born Prairie du Chien, Wis Oct. 18, 1887; son of Charles W. Hufschmidt & Julia Turner; educated Lansing HS; married Mae Brophy June 11, 1917 Dubuque; 1904- with Lansing Button Factory, 1920-31 manager, 1931- owner & operator; Iowa Manufactures Assn; director; Kiwanis; AF&AM 144; Federated Church; Republican; hobbies: boating & hunting; office & residence Lansing.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Hummel, AL P., Abstracter; born Dundas, Minn. July 28, 1895; son of John Peter Hummel & Elizabeth Hartmann; educated Dundas, Minn; Northfield Minn. HS 1913; North Dakota State Teachers College 1914-16; married Frieda Matilda Chynka Dec. 2, 1920 St. Paul, Minn; daughter Yvonne Dorothy; 1916-17 HS teacher & coach, Beach, N.D; 1917-18 partner of brother in grocery store, Dundas, Minn; 1919-32 hardware & general merchandise salesman; Hampton; 1934-36 Manager Allamakee Title & Abstract Co., Waukon, 1936- owner & operator; during World War enlisted in US Army field artillery headquarters Co. Apr. 6, 1918, Regiment band 76th field artillery, 3rd division, Camp Jackson, Overseas 14 months, band corps. St. Mihiel & Argonne Forrest engagements, discharged Aug. 28, 1919; American Legion, county auditor; Kiwanis, secretary; VP Waukon Golf Club; Methodist Church, board member, past Sunday School superintendent; hobby: golf; office & residence Waukon.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

 

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