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Lawrence & Clara (Fultz) Foell


Posted By: volunteer transcriber
Date: 5/7/2004 at 11:03:10

Prosperity is the result of hard labor combined with sound business judgment and
this truth is abundantly verified in the life of Lawrence Foell, who now owns four
hundred acres of valuable land on section 19, Hayes township. Mr. Foell is a native
son of Iowa, born on a farm in Jefferson township, Dubuque county, May 27, 1859 a son
of George Foell, now a resident of Storm Lake. The son was raised in his native county
to the age of sixteen years and acquired his education in the district schools near his
father's home. He accompanied his parents on their removal to Buena Vista county during
its early development. The father located on a tract of unimproved land and the son
gave his entire time to the work of development and improvement on the homestead and
remained under the parental roof until he attained mature years. He and his father
then entered into an agreement whereby they would share equally in the profits derived
from their farming and stock-raising interests and in this way the son made a start in
the business world. This not only brought to him a gratifying income, but also a wide
experience that worked to his advantage when he began business alone. He eventually
purchased one hundred and sixty acres of land, to which he has added from time to time
until his place now embraces four hundred acres all in one body, and situated on section
19, Hayes Twp. He has fenced and tiled the land, which is now very productive, has
planted an orchard, has erected a good residence, supplied with all modern conveniences
and accessories for the comfort of the inmates, has built a good barn and cribs, has a
wind pump that forces water to various parts of the farm for watering the stock and there
are also pipes running to the house, furnishing an ample supply of water for household
purposes. Mr. Foell gives his time to general farming and stock-raising, making a
specialty of red polled cattle and Duroc Jersey hogs, fattening from one to two carloads
of each annually. He also is a stock-holder in the canning factory at Storm Lake.

Mr. Foell established a home of his own in November, 1892, by his marriage to Miss
Clara Fultz, who was born in Allamakee county, this state, and there spent her early
girlhood, but later removed to Buena Vista county. The home of Mr. and Mr. Foell has
been blessed with four children, but Guy died at the age of one year. The others are
Karl L., Vernon L. and Caroline.

Politically Mr. Foell has been a life long republican, but has never sought nor desired
office, for he finds that his entire time and attention is needed in his private
business affairs. He is a member of the Storm Lake Methodist Episcopal church and his
fraternal relations are with the Masons at Storm Lake. He is a public-spirited,
progressive citizen, and although he ahs accumulated a handsome competency he has never
allowed this to in any way to affect his demeanor toward those less fortunate. From
early youth his duties have been performed with the greatest care and business interests
have been so managed as to win the confidence of the public and the prosperity which
should always attend honorable effort.
-source: Past & Present of Buena Vista Co., 1909
-transcribed by Sheryl McClure & posted to the Allamakee co. biography board with her permission.


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