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Henry D Hagge


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/12/2010 at 13:51:05

Henry D Hagge represents important commercial interests in Beaver as manager of the grain business owned by the Quaker Oats Company. He was born in Amaqua townhip, Boone county, June 5, 1877, and is a son of Claus and Margaret (Hensen) Hagge, the former a native of Germany and the latter of Jackson county, Iowa. The father emigrated to America in his young manhood and after residing elsewhere for a short time came to Boone county, where he at first rented land but shortly afterward bought a farm in Amaua townhip. This he improved and operated until 1893, when he retired to Ogden. His energy, however, would not let him rest and later he engaged in the lumber and grain business until 1903. Both he and his wife are still residents of Ogden and are enjoying a comfortable competence.
Henry D Hagge was reared and educated in the district and public schools of Ogden. For six summers he worked as a farm hand and attended school during the winter season. In the spring of 1899 he came to Beaver and had charge of the lumber and grain business of his father until 1902. From July of that year until January 1, 1906, Mr Hagge was connected with Nylander Brothers & Williams, at Ogden, who were implement and grain dealers. On the latter date he embarked in the grain and live-stock business independenty in Ogden, associating with him Claus Tams, the firm becoming Tams & Hagge. This association continued until 1910. On March 1, of that year Mr Hagge came to Beaver, accepting the position of manager of the Wells Hord Grain Copnay, in which capacity he has since remained although the ownership of the concern has pased to the Quaker Oats Comapny of Chicago, Mr Hagge has proven himself an able business man and enjoys the full confidence of the officers at headquarters. His business ability a policy which stamps him as a man of the highest character. His methods have always been fair and square and his word is as good as his bond.
On October 15, 1902, Mr Hagge married Miss Emma Reimers, a daughter of John and Botilda (Thompson) Reimers, who were Boone county pioneers. Her father throughout life followed agricultural pursuits and on one property resided for thirty-two years. He passed away December 18, 1907. His widow now lives in Ogden. Mr and Mrs Hagge have wo children: Carl W who is nine years of age and Irene L aged, six.
Mr Hagge has always taken a deep interest in the progress and growth of Beaver and stands high in the regard of his fellow citizens. He is the present mayor and has served in that capacity for three years, giving his community a businesslike and satisfactory administration. He is a democrat and his religouis faith is that of the Lutheran church. Mr Hagge must be considered a vital force in the growth and upbuilding of Beaver, upon the development of which city he has had a most beneficail influence.

1914 Boone County Histoy Book


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