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Posted By: Norma Nielson (email)
Date: 5/15/2004 at 20:07:42

"Fred Glade, who has lived in Adair county for almost four decades and is widely recognized as one of its prosperous agriculturists and esteemed citizens, is the owner of two hundred and twenty-five acres of land on section 33, Summerset township, a tract of eighty acres on section 9, Richland township, and twenty-five acres on section 4 of the latter township. His birth occurred in Germany on the 21st of March, 1862, his parents being Michael and Christina (Meisenheimer) Glade, who were also natives of that country. They emigrated to the United States in 1865, taking up their abode in Henry county, Illinois, but after residing there for two years moved to Bureau county, that state, where the father passed away. In 1876 his widow brought her children to Adair county, Iowa, here settling on a farm which has remained her home continuously to the present time. She is well known and highly esteemed throughout the community, having won an extensive and favorable acquaintance during the long period of her residence here. She is now seventy-seven years of age. To Mr. and Mrs. Michael Glade were born eight children, seven of whom survive.

Fred Glade was but three years of age when he accompanied his parents on their emigration to the new world and a youth of fourteen when he came to this county with his widowed mother. He attended the common schools in the qcquirement of an education and remained at home until twenty-five years of age. Subsequently he cultivated rented land for three years and on the expiration of that period bought his present farm, embracing two hundred and twenty-five acres of land on section 33, Summerset township, and a tract of eighty acres on section 9, Richland township. He also owns twenty-five acres on section 4, Richland township. He has made many excellent improvements on his place, and the well tilled fields annually yield golden harvests in return for the care and labor which he bestows upon them. He also makes a specialty of raising and feeding stock, both branches of his business bringing him a gratifying annual income.

In 1887 Mr. Glade was united in marriage to Miss Amelia Kalkkofen, a native of Bureau county, Illinois,and a daughter of Christopher and Fredericka Kalkkofen, both of whom are deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Glade have been born six children, namely: George, who has passed away; Bertha L., who is the wife of Reuben Faber, of Illinois; Elizabeth, who is engaged in teaching school; and Louis, Anna and William F., all at home.

At the polls Mr. Glade supports the men and measures of the democracy and he has done able service for his fellow townsmen in the positions of school director and road supervisor. Fraternally he is identified with the Masons, belonging to Lodge No. 138, A. F. & A. M., at Fontanelle, while his religious faith is that of the Lutheran church. In all his intercourse with his fellowmen, Mr. Glade has so demeaned himself as to gain their highest esteem and confidence."

Source: The "History of Adair County Iowa and its People," Volume II. (Chicago, The Pioneer Publishing Company) 1915.


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