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

Larson, Ludwig; Owner Dry Cleaning Shop; b. Allamakee Co., Iowa Jan. 6, 1892; son of Lars J. Larson & Anna Usgaard; education: Jefferson twp. grade school; Waukon Business College, Commercial Normal College, Thief River Falls, Mn. Married Alga G. Stadsbold June 15, 1921 Waukon; daughter, Joyce Marilyn; 1911-12 emp. in Lee Brothers Dept. Store; 1912 part owner Model Restaurant; 1915 part owner cleaning establishment, Waukon; 1916-18 part owner cleaning shop, Thief River Falls, Mn. 1919- owner & operator cleaning business, Waukon; 1931-35 mayor, Waukon; during World War enlisted in US Army Feb. 24, 1910, private Co. D 139th Inf, 35th Civ. C/S Apr. 25, 1918, disch May 7,1919, Camp Grant, Ill; American Legion post 62, Kiwanis, Waukon Gun Club; St. John’s Lutheran Church; Republican; hobbies: fishing & hunting; Office & residence Waukon.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Leschensky, William A.; Owner Bottling Works; b. Marion, Wisc. Jan. 17, 1900; son of August Leschensky & Minnie S. Zushe; education Marion HS 1917; married Hazel Helms Oct. 6, 1925 Marion, Wisc; son: William D; 1924-26 grocer, Waukon; 1926- owner & operator bottling works, Waukon; 1934 Allamakee Co. Deputy Sheriff; past member Kiwanis; AF&AM #154; German Reform Church, Waukon, Republican; hobbies, Hunting & fishing; Office & residence Waukon.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Leui, Mrs. Jennie; Homemaker; b. Postville, Ia; daughter of James Orr & Margaret Ellison; education, Postville HS; married William Leui Oct. 1885 Postville; daughters: Harriott Suzanne (Mrs. Louis Hill), Helen Margaret (Mrs. Arbe Behrens); 1883-85 school teacher, Postville,; contributor of poetry to Spring Anthology, World’s Fair Anthology, Who’s Who among Prairie Poets, Nat’l Order of the bookfellows, Flame on the Hills Anthology, Silk of the Corn Anthology; Nat’l League of American Penman; Iowa State Poet’s Assn; Womens Federation Assn; member Historical Committee 2 years; Congregational church; Presbyterian church; Republican; hobbies: writing & reading, study of outdoor life, flowers & birds; residence; Postville.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Link, Ambrose F.; Rural Mail Carrier, b. Dubuque Co., Ia. Feb. 25, 1899; son of Charles Link & Louisa Stellmunkes; educated Allamakee Co; married Marlis O. Dahlen June 15, 1925 Waukon; daughter: Dolores Anne; 1920- rural mail carrier, out of Waukon; member vol fire dept; Rural Letter Carriers Assn; Waukon Golf Club; St. Patrick’s church; hobbies; bridge, golf & coins; residence 106 E Orange, Waukon.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Ludeking, Simeon W.; Bank President; born Allamakee Co., Ia. July 24, 1872; son of Henry Ludeking & Charlotte Fiet; education Winneshiek Co; Decorah Institute; Drake University BSc 1896; married Martha E. Siekmeier Sept. 1,1904 Waukon; reared May Lou Carpenter (Mrs. Willard Kesau), 1897-1902 asst. cashier Waukon State Bank, 1902-19 cashier; 1919- pres; past treas. Waukon indep school board 2 years; American, Iowa & Allamakee Co Bankers Assns; Presbyterian Church, treas 15 years; Republican, past delegate to 4th district; hobbies; driving car & gardening; office & residence Waukon.

~transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

 

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