Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/10/2010 at 10:49:34
Elmer Crouthamel, who ones and successfully operates a fine farm of 320 acres in Dodge township, ahs spent his entire lie in Boone county, with the exception of one year devoted to farming in Plymouth county, this state. He was born June 27, 1872, on the old family homestead on section 32 Dodge township, and is a son of Jonas and Elizabeth (Yost) Crouthamel, both of whom were natives of Bucks county, Pennsylvania, the father born in Bedminster township in 1833 and the mother in Hilltown township. The parents were married in 1857 and to them were born three sons and one daughter: Isaiah and Remantus, both residents of Boone, Elmer of this review, and Elmina the wife of Polas Hoeke a farmer of Palo Alto county, Iowa. During his boyhood the father learned the stonemasonís trade, which he followed continuously until coming to this county in 1866, when he turned his attention tot farming. He ahs lived here continuously since, with the exception of one year spent in Illinois. He survives his wife, who died on April 4, 1914.
Upon the home farm Elmer Crouthamel early became familiar with all the labors which fall to the lot of the agriculturist and pursued his studies in the schools of the neighborhood. Since old enough to be of any assistance in the operation of the farm he has engaged in agricultural pursuits and is today the owner of an excellent and well improved farm of 320 aces. He was married August 6, 1900, to Miss Stazy Lestine, a daughter of John and Josie (Warak) Lestine, farming people of Dodge township. Five children were born to Mr and Mrs Crouthamel namely: Lee now thirteen years of age, Walter, eleven, Mae five and Harry two. These are all living, while Howard twin brother of Harry died in infancy.
Mr Crouthamel is a member of the Yeomen lodge of Boone and by his ballot supports the men and measures of the democratic party taking a very active and commendable interest in public affairs. For two terms he has served as school director and he never withholds his support form any enterprise which he believes will advance the welfare of his community.
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