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George Kuhl


Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 3/10/2009 at 12:58:37

George Kuhl, is a well known farmer of Amaqua township and diligence and enterprise are numbered among his salient characteristics. These elements in his character have made him successful and today he is the owner of 240 acres of valuable land on Sec 13 and 14, Amaqua township. He is numbered among the worthy citizens that Germany has furnished to Boone county, his birth having occurred in the fatherland November 26, 1846. His parents, Claus and Tepka Kuhl, always lived in Germany and the father was a weaver by trade, but both are now deceased. Five children of the family came to this country and all are now residents of Boone county: Annie, the wife of Hans Heldt, who makes his home in Amaqua township, George, of this review, Catherine, the wife of Hans Hagge, a well known farmer of Yell township, Maria, the wife of Claus Tems, a resident of the village of Ogden, and Lena, the wife of Hans Cook, a farmer of Amaqua township.
The educational advantages offered by the excellent schools of Germany were those enjoyed by the members of the Kuhl family. It was thus that our subject gained the knowledge which fitted him for active participation in the business world. Having heard favorable reports of the opportunities offered in America to ambitious young men he determined to seek a home beyond the Atlantic and sailed for New York city, but he did not tarry long in the eastern metropolis, making his way westward to Clinton county, Iowa, where he remained for a year and a half and then came to Boone county and began working as a farm laborer, being employed in the capacity of a farm hand in this locality for several years. All this time he manifested determination, perseverance and diligence and at length his labors brought to him capital sufficient to enable him to begin farming on his own account. After his marriage he located on Sec 6, Yell township, where he resided for eleven years. He then removed to is present farm in Amaqua township, known as the old Lark place. Here he now owns 240 acres of land which is highly cultivable and is ever kept in good condition, the fields annually retuning to him golden harvests. He also raises good graded stock and both branches of his business are proving profitable.
In 1880 Mr Kuhl was united in marrigae to Miss Alvina Henson, a native of Jackson county, Iowa, born December 24, 1860, and a daughter of Detlef F and Franka Henson. Her father was a farmer of Boone county for a number of years but is now living retired in the village of Ogden. The home of Mr and Mrs Kuhl has been blessed with six children, but they lost their first born in infancy. The others are? Lizzie, the wife of Jacob Tonsfeldt, a resident farmer of Grant township, Boone county, John, Bertha, Detlef and Henry all at home.
Mr Kuhl exercises his right of franchise in support of the men and measures of the Democracy. Both he and his wife are members of the German Lutheran church of Ogden and take a deep and active interest in all movement s pertaining ot the general welfare and to progress along substantial line of development. Mr Kuhl is a leading and influential farmer of his township, well known and respected by all with whom he has been associated. He have never had occasion to regret his determination to seek a home in America for here he found the business opportunities he sought and has not only profited in this way but has also achieved success in gaining the regard of his fellow men.

1902 Boone County History Book


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