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Haeger, Carl H.


Posted By: Janelle Martin - Volunteer (email)
Date: 2/21/2010 at 17:14:25

History of Hamilton County, Iowa, Vol. II, 1912, p. 119


Carl H. Haeger, secretary of the Journal Publishing Company and well known in Webster City, the place of his nativity, was born September 29, 1884. His parents were W. F. and Henrietta (Bierhaus) Haeger. The father came from Michigan to Boone, Iowa, and there married Henrietta Bierhaus, a native of the latter state. They remained at Boone until 1880, when they removed to Webster City. The father was a pioneer cigar manufacturer here and continued in the business to the time of his death which occurred in 1904. His widow still survives and is widely and favorably known in Webster City.

In the public schools of his native town Carl H. Haeger pursued his education and when a youth of fifteen years began learning the printer's trade in the office of the Freeman Tribune. He was connected with that paper until he joined George C. Tucker in the purchase of the Journal and in the organization of the Journal Publishing Company, of which he became the secretary and treasurer. The Journal ranks with the leading newspapers in this section of the state, holding at all times to high standards.

Mr. Haeger is a member of the Knights of the Maccabees, his local connection being with Webster City Tent, No. 79. He is also a member of the Webster City Commercial League. He is yet a young man but has carefully established himself in business and the course which he has followed has gained him a creditable position in social as well as in commercial circles.


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