G H Welch
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/11/2006 at 17:05:11
G H Welch, druggist, Boone Was born in Norfolk county, Canada west, in 1842, and removed to Ogle county, Illinois in 1851, and thence to Hamilton county, Iowa, he learned the trade of printing and followed it as an occupation for some years, but heeding the call of this country for troops in the suppression of the rebellion, he enlisted in the Thirty-second Iowa infantry and served over three years, after his return from the army he resumed his former occupation, and was for some time on the of the proprietors of the Marshall County “Times” and in the management of this paper was very successful, but owing to close attention to business and confinement to the printing room, his health became impaired and in 1867 he came to Boone county and engaged in his present business, comparatively few business men are successful in these days of fluctuation, strife and competition, it is the man of one idea, in whatever occupation, who is most likely to make his mark in the work, and the subject of this sketch is a good illustration of what an industrious man can accomplish by giving his time mainly to one subject and bending his energies in one direction, he is eminently a self-made man, commencing life without means, he has attained his present position as a business man by pursuing a straightforward, upright, honest course, and merit’s the esteem in which he is held by his fellow citizens, he was married October 7, 1869, to Miss Helen F Hartwell, a native of Rockford, Illinois, they have a family of four children: George, Fred, Midget and Charles Aldrich
1880 Boone Co History Book
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