WILLIAM A. MALL. — A leading business man and banker of Belle Plaine, William A. Mall has specially devoted himself for a number of years past to the interests of the Belle Plaine Electric and Power Company, of which he is manager. He is a native of Iowa township, this county, born November 21, 1861, and is a son of William and Catherine (Stemmer) Mall. His parents were both born in Germany, but came to Benton county at an early day, the father dying at Belle Plaine in 1905, aged sixty-nine, and the mother is still a resident of that place, at sixty-eight. Besides William A., two sons were born to them — Samuel and Charles B., both farmers of Iowa township.
William A. Mall received a common school education and remained on the home farm until he was twenty-four years of age, when he established a lumber yard at Keystone, this county, which he conducted for seven years. In December, 1892, he sold his business and in the following month purchased a lumber and grain concern at Luzerne. On the 1st of January, 1901, he sold the latter business and located at Belle Plaine as assistant cashier of the First National Bank and manager of the electric light and power plant. Since 1907 he has maintained a separate office and, although he retains his bank position, he has devoted most of his time to the electric light business. He is also an active member of the school board and belongs to the Odd Fellows and Modern Woodmen.