Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/12/2010 at 13:40:47
Carl Claussen, a well known young business man of Ogden, is a member of the firm of Hagge & Claussen, automoblie dealers and also proprietors of a genral repair shop. He is a native son of Boone county, having been born in Amaqua township on May 5, 1883. His parents, Thomas and Margaret (Jones) Claussen, were born in Germany. the father, who followed farming in that country, emigrated to the United States of age and made his way direct to this country but a short time later removed to Wyoming, where he resided for a year and a half. On the experation of that period he returned to Boone county, Iowa purchasing and improving a farm in Amaqua township which he operated successfully until 1900. He has lived retired in Ogden during the past fourteen years and is widely recognized as a substantial, representative and esteemed citizen of the community.
Carl Claussen was reared and educated in this county, pursuing his studies in the district schools. He remained on the farm with his parents until sixteen years of age, when the family home was established in Ogden. Subsequently he entered Highland Park College of Des Moines and later pursued a special course in mechanical engineering in the Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts at Ames. He then went to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and for eight months was engaged in railroad work, while during the next year and a half he followed farming near Spokane, Washington. After returning to Ogden he operated the municipal electric light plant for three years. On the February 1, 1913, he embarked in business in partnership with H J Hagge as a dealer in automoblies, the firm name being Hagge & Claussen. They hadle Buick cars exclusively and also carry on a general repair business. Success has attended the venture, for the partners are young men of splendid business ability, enterprise and enthusiasm. Their garage is a one-story brick structure of double width.
I his political views Mr Claussen is a democrat while his religious faith is that of the the German Lutheran church. He has cooperated in many movements for the general good, has ever cast his influence on the side of improvement and has advocated high ideals of manhood and citizenship.
1914 Boone County History Book
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