Austin T Shadle
Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 3/10/2009 at 13:11:49
Austin T Shadle, who is a representative of the farming interests of Amaqua township, living on Sec 26, possesses good business ability, a fact which has been demonstrated by the success which has crowned his efforts in the years that have passed, during which he has given his attention to general farming and to the buying and shipping of stick. He is also interested in the grain business, being part owner of one of the largest grain elevators in Ogden.
Numbered among Iowa’s native sons, his birth occurred in Clinton county, in October, 1866, his parents being George and Susan (Hilman) Shadle. During his infancy his parents removed to this county and in his boyhood days he largely assisted his father in the operation of the home farm in Amaqua township. He attended the public schools during the winter months and thus gained a fair knowledge of the common branches of English learning. To his father he gave the benefit of his services until he was twenty year of age when he was married on June 15, 1887, the lady of his choice being Miss Laura Powers, of Amaqua township, a daughter of William Powers, a prominent and influential citizen and an early settler of this county. He yet lives in Boone county and his children are all around him, the family being one highly respected in the community. The home of Mr and Mrs Shadle has been blessed with seven children and stepfamily circle yet remains unbroken by the hand of death. In order of birth these are as follows, Myrtle, Ida, Minnie, Orin, Eva, Goldie, and Gay, all living at home.
After their marriage our subject and his wife began their domestic life upon a farm on Sec 15, Amaqua township, where they lived for a few years and then removed to the village of Beaver, where Mr Shadle was engaged in the real estate business for a year. On the expiration of that period he took up his abode on Sec 23, Amaqua township, and rented a farm for five years, after which he removed to his present home on Sec 26, Amaqua township. This is known as the old Clapp farm. Here he owns 200 acres of rich land capable of high cultivation and his fields are well tilled while in eth autumn he garners rich harvests. He is also engaged in the stock business, buying and selling all kinds of stock and his annual shipments return to him a good income. During the season he operates a threshing machine. In partnership with the firm of Nylander Brothers, he recently purchased the Henning & Hagge grain elevator at Ogden, which they now conduct under the firm style of Nylander Brothers & Shadle. It being splendidly located the Nyland Brothers have removed their stock of agricultural implements there, not having sufficient room at theiold location.
Mr Shadle served as constable of his township for one term and for one term has been school director. He votes with the Republican party and is deeply interested in all that tends to promote the growth and insure the success of the party. His wife, and most estimable lady, is a member of the German Baptist church of Dallas Center. Mr Shadle is yet a young man but has already attained a degree of success which many an older man might well envy. He is very progressive in all his business methods, is farsighted and possesses sound judgment, forming his plans carefully, he is then determined in their execution and through the conduct of his varied business interests he has met with desirable and gratifying prosperity.
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