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Thiele, Theodore W.


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 1/18/2024 at 12:45:35

Theodore W. Thiele, who is successfully engaged in agriculture and stock raising in section 36, Wilmington township, was born in Union City township, Allamakee county, Iowa, May 2, 1880, son of Dedrich and Anna (Lager) Thiele.

He was about 15 years old when he came with his parents to Winnebago township, Houston county, where he continued to attend school during the winters up to the age of 19 years. From the age of 18 he worked out as a farm hand for four years and then engaged in carpenter work, which he followed for about three years.

In 1905 he returned to his father's farm in Winnebago township and remained on it for two years, and for three fall seasons was also engaged in threshing. In 1908 he bought his present farm in section 26, Wilmington township, containing 80 acres, all under the plow except one acre.

He has a good frame house and frame barn, with a double corn crib, hog house, granary and workshop. In 1915 he rebuilt the house, which now contains ten rooms and is a comfortable two-story residence. A machine-shed and poultry house were also erected by him, and in addition to these improvements the farm is well fenced and under good cultivation. Mr. Thiele carries on diversified farming, keeping Shorthorn cattle and Poland-China hogs, including blooded sires. His teams, tools and equipment are also of the best quality.

On June 17, 1909, Mr. Thiele was united in marriage with Louisa B., daughter of Leonard and Emma (Brinker) Rauzenberger of Waterloo township, Allamakee county, Iowa, and who was born May 25, 1885. He and his wife have one child, Benjamin D., born Sept. 10, 1910. They are affiliated religiously with the Eitzen congregation of the German Evangelical church.

~~The History of Houston County, Minnesota, 1919, pg 617 (transcribed by S. Ferrall from the book digitalized by Google)


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