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Frederick A. Kanne


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Date: 3/3/2004 at 13:49:01

Frederick Kanne

The career of Frederick A. Kanne, one of the leading agriculturists and stock men of Malaka Township, Jasper County, has ever been such as to warrant the trust and confidence of the business world, for he has ever conducted all transactions on the strictest principles of honor and integrity. His devotion to the public good is unquestioned and arises from a sincere interest in his fellow men. Mr. Kanne seems to possess many of the commendable traits of his sterling German ancestors, his family having been prominent in the affairs of Jasper County for many decades, and here his birth occurred, in Malaka Township, on April 24, 1870. Here he grew to manhood, received his education in the common schools and here he has continued to reside. He is the son of Henry and Louisa (Paul) Kanne, both natives of Germany, the father born on September 19, 1834, and the mother on November 17, 1840. They emigrated to America when young and settled in Jasper County, Iowa, and here became substantial and influential citizens and large land owners in Malaka Township, and they spent the rest of their lives here, the father dying on October 14, 1901, and the mother on October 17, 1911. They were the parents of eight children, namely: Mrs. Minnie Alleman, Levi H., Frederick A., Mrs. Louisa Krampe, Louis, Mrs. Sophia Saak, Mrs. Lydia Tinnermier, Mrs. Martha Saak.

Frederick A. Kanne, of this sketch, was married on June 10, 1897, to Mary M. Hager, who was born in Ludlow Township, Allamakee County, Iowa, August 4, 1869. She is the daughter of Simon and Minnie (Krampe) Hager, both born in Germany, the father on July 7, 1835, and the mother in July 1848. There they spent their early days and from there emigrated to America, settled in Allamakee County, Iowa, where they became well established and there the father still lives, the mother having died on May 4, 1900. Mr. Hager is active in religious matters, having been an elder in the Presbyterian Church for a period of thirty years and he has been superintendent of the Sunday school for many years. There were ten children in the Hager family, all living and named as follows: William, born February 1, 1865, lives in Waukon, Iowa; Mrs. Ida Helming, born October 18, 1867, lives in Baxter; Mary M., wife of Mr. Kanne, of this sketch; Mrs. Sophia Flage, born July 8, 1871, lives in Newton, Missouri; Mrs. Minnie Toney, born June 22, 1873, of Waukon, Iowa; Mrs. Sarah Bauercamper, born August 26, 1875 of Allamakee County; Mrs. Meta Kreiger, born October 18, 1877, of Allamakee County; Lizzie, born April 13, 1879, lives at home in Allamakee County; Mrs. Ella Ernst, wife of Rev. Ernst, was born October 11, 1885, lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. These children were born and reared in Allamakee County, Iowa. To Mr. and Mrs. Kanne two daughters have been born. Viola Dorothea, born December 25, 1901, and Dorothea Mildred Luella, born May 28, 1904. They are attending school in their home community.

Politically, Mr. Kanne is a Republican, and in religious matters he and his wife belong to the German Reformed Church of Independence Township. Mr. Kanne has devoted his life to farming with very gratifying results. Upon the division of the large and valuable Kanne estate in 1912, the subject came into possession of one hundred and sixty acres of as fine land as the Township affords, well improved and under a high state of cultivation. He has an attractive, commodious home, furnished with every modern convenience, and they enjoy many of life's luxuries. This family has the respect and friendship of all who know them as a result of the well ordered lives and their genial and obliging natures.

- source: Past and Present of Jasper County Iowa; Gen. James B. Weaver, editor-in-chief, B.F. Bowden & Co., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1912; pg. 1084
- transcribed by Ernie Braida


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