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Frank W. Raasch


Posted By: Norma Nielson
Date: 2/23/2006 at 19:43:41

FRANK W. RAASCH (photo available in original)

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

Frank W. Raasch, a well known stock-raiser who owns an excellent quarter section
of land in Jackson Township, was born in LaSalle county, Illinois, on the 13th
of October, 1875, a son of Frederick and Carolina (Reinke) Raasch, more extended
mention of whom appear elsewhere in this work.

Our subject remained under the parental roof until he attained his majority and
then began his independent career, renting the homestead and also operating
eighty acres which he owned. Subsequently he purchased the home place and now
holds title to one hundred and sixty acres of fine land on sections 20 and 21,
Jackson Township. He has made a number of improvements since the property came
into his possession and in his work utilizes the results of scientific
investigation. He confines his attention chiefly to raising stock and derives a
gratifying income from the sale of hogs and cattle.

In February, 1900, Mr. Raasch married Miss Ida L. E. Bower, who was born in Lee
County, Illinois, of the marriage of Martin and Katherine (Roos) Bower. Her
mother has passed away but her father survives. To their union were born seven
children, of whom six are living. Mr. and Mrs. Raasch have four children,
namely: Regina J., Irna K., Lyle W., and Norvin N.

Mr. Raasch is a stanch Republican in politics and has served his township ably
as trustee. Both he and his wife are identified with the Methodist Episcopal
Church and can be depended upon to do their share in promoting the spread of its
influence. He ranks among the progressive and enterprising farmers and
stock-raisers of this county, and his personal characteristics are such that he
has won and retained the friendship of many.


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