H J Hagge
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/8/2010 at 17:34:10
H J Hagge is a member of the firm of Hagge & Claussen, of Ogden, dealers in automobiles, who also conduct a general repair business and are accorded a liberal patronage in both connections. His birth occurred in Yell township, Boone county, Iowa on November 3, 1888, his parents being Hans and Catherina (Keuhl) Hagge, both of whom are natives of Germany. The father emigrated to the United States in an early day, first spending a short time in Wisconsin and later coming to this county. He purchased and improved a farm in Yell township, carrying on general agricultural pursuits successfully until 1911, when he put aside the active work of the fields and took up his abode in Ogden, where he has since lived retired. Both he and his wife are well known and highly esteemed throughout the community, and the spatiality of the best homes is cordially extended them.
H J Hagge acquired his early education in the district schools of this county and continued his studies in the public schools of Ogden, while subsequently he pursued a course in the Capital City Commercial College of Des Moines. After putting aside his text books he cultivated rented land for there years and then took up his abode in Ogden, where he worked for a short time. On February 1, 1913, in partnership with Carl Claussen, he embarked in the automobile business, having since handled Buick cars exclusively and also conducting a general repair business under the firm style of Hagge & Claussen. They own their garage, which is a single story brick building of double width. Mr Hagge has won gratifying success in this connection and also owns a farm of 80 acres in Yell township which owes its excellent improvements to his personal efforts.
Since age conferred upon his the right of franchise Mr Hagge has supported the men and measures of the republican party. His religious faith is that of the German Lutheran church. He has spent his entire life with in the borders of his native county and is a popular young man who has won and retained an extensive circle of friends.
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