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John Engler


Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 3/10/2009 at 11:31:46

John Engler, in the citizenship of Boone county are found representatives of many lands. From Switzerland John Engler came to the United States and is now a representative farmer of Jackson township, Boone county. He was born in the land of the Alps, August 20, 1829, his parents being Gallus and Margaret Engler .The father was as farmer and in the year 1852 emigrated to America. He took up his abode in Fond du Lac county, Wisconsin, where he spent his remaining days, passing away at the age of sixty-two years. His wife is also deceased. In their family were six children, of whom four are yet living, Ursula and Ulrich, the eldest and youngest, having passed away. The others are: Christina, Margaret, John and Jacob.
John Engler was reared to manhood in Switzerland, pursuing his education in the public schools there. At the age of nineteen years he crossed the briny deep and became a resident of Fond du Lac county, Wisconsin. This was in the year 1849, and he lived in the Badger state until 1867, at which time he came to Boone county, Iowa. In Wisconsin he had owned and operated 80 acres of land. The first land which he purchased in this county was a tract of 200 acres upon which he yet lives. Here he has carried on mixed farming. He has 100 acres of splendid grain while the remained of his farm is devoted to the raising of hay and to pasture land. He keeps about fifty head of short horn cattle of a high grade and his stock sells for good prices because of its excellent condition. There are good buildings upon the place and everything about the farm is indicative of the thrift , enterprise and up to date business methods of the owner.
In 1858 Mr Engler was untied in marriage to Miss Mary Tischauser, who died in 1878, and on October 1880 he was again married, his second union being with Clara Cronk, who was born in Washington county, New York, December 25, 1855, a daughter of Rober and Adeline Cronk. Her father was a native of Northumberland, New York, while her motherís birth occurred in Herkimer county, that state. He is now deceased, but his widow is living in Boone. By his first marriage Mr Engler had four children: Christian, Ulrich, Margaret and John, and the children of the second marriage are: Adeline, Ursula, and Zeruah. In his political views Mr Engler largely endorses the Republican party, generally voting its ticket. He is a believer in the Dutch Reformed church, while his wife is connected with the Baptist church. They are people of the highest respectability and have lived lives of industry and honesty, and through out the community they enjoy the high regard of a large number of friends. Mr Engler is one of the men of foreign birth who realized the advantages offered by the new world, have improved the opportunities of America and have achieved success through earnest and honorable effort.

1902 Boone County History Book


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