Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/26/2010 at 11:38:55
Henry Ehlers has continuously conducted business as a general merchant of Ogden for the past twenty-three years and is well known as a prosperous, enterprising and representative citizen of Boone county. His birth occurred in Yell township, this county, June 1870, his parents being Jacob and Margaret (Thomson) Ehlers, the former native of Hamburg and the latter of Holstein, Germany. They emigrated to the Untied States in a very early day and took up their abode in Clinton county, Iowa. In 1863 Jacob Ehlers enlisted for service in the Civil war and after the cessation of hostilities between the north ad the south returned to Clinton county, where he operated a farm until 1869. In that year he came to Boone county and here purchased and improved attract of land which he cultivated throughout the remainder of his life. He was accidentally killed by a falling tree in 1878. His wife survived him for a umber of years, passing away in 1892.
Henry Ehlers was reared in the county of his nativity and attended the district schools in the acquirement of an education. When eighteen years of age he left the home farm and came to Ogden, were he was employed as a clerk until 1891. In that year he embarked in business as a general merchant in association with Charles Remiers, the firm or Ehlers n& Remiers being continued until April 1910, when our subject purchased his partnerís interest and has since been alone. He carried a large stock of general merchandise, occupying two floors and basement. A liberal patronage is accorded him, for he displays an attractive and excellent line of goods at reasonable prices and enjoys an unassailable reputation for integrity and fair dealing.
In November 1897, Mr Ehlers was untied in marriage to Miss Margaret Lorenzen, a daughter of Fedder and Phoebe (Clausen) Lorenzen, both of whom were natives of Germany. They became pioneer settlers of Boone county, and the mother is till living here, but the father has passed away. Mr and Mrs Ehlers have four children as follows: Otto, fifteen years of age, Alma, who is twelve years old and Carl and Dorothy who are eleven and six years of age respectively.
Mr Ehlers is a republican in politics and now serves as a member of the city council, while for six years he has done valuable work on the school boar. His religious faith is indicated by his membership in the German Lutheran church. His entire life has been pent with in the borders of Boone county, and he is well known as a successful merchant and esteemed citizen.
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