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Haar, J. Henry


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 1/18/2024 at 11:45:51

J. Henry Haar, a substantial citizen of Wilmington township, was born in Cook county, Illinois, near Chicago, Dec. 4, 1850, son of George and Mary (Cobbe) Haar, natives of Germany.

After coming to America in 1849 they lived in Illinois for fourteen years and in 1863 came to Allamakee county, Iowa, where they farmed the remainder of their days.

The subject of this sketch was educated in the district schools and was reared to farm pursuits. In 1880 he went to Nebraska and there remained for ten years. Then he again farmed in Allamakee county for two years.

In 1892 he came to Wilmington township. He farms the old Albee homestead and is regarded as a successful and useful citizen. He is a stock holder in the Wilmington Creamery, for which during eight years he hauled cream.

Mr. Haar was married, Jan. 7, 1914, to Alice Albee, the daughter of Charles F. and Sarah (Payne) Albee. The family faith is that of the Methodist Episcopal church.

~~The History of Houston County, Minnesota, 1919, pgs 684-685 (transcribed by S. Ferrall from the book digitalized by Google) The biography included the photo of Mr. and Mrs. Haar.


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