John Charles Pohl
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/11/2010 at 14:12:53
John Charles Pohl is the owner of a farm of 160 acres in Dodge township but leases most of his land. He is well known throughout Boone county, where he has made his him continuously since 1872. He was not yet four years of age when brought to this county by his parents, his birth having occurred Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 6, 1868. His parents were Fred and Wilhelmina (Motts) Pohl, the former a native of Berlin, Germany and the latter of Steifelbaden, of the same country. In their family were nine children: four sons and five daughters. Leaving their native land the parents said for America with their family and established their home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where they remained for a brief period and then came to Iowa, settling in Boone county in 1872, the father securing an 80 acres tract of land in Jackson township.
Upon the homestead farm in this county John C Pohl was reared with the usual experiences that fall to the farm lad, his time being divided between the work of the schoolroom, the pleasures of the playground and the duties assigned hi in connection with the cultivation of the fields.
On July 25, 1900 Mr Pohl was united in marriage to Miss Julia Tatman, a native of Pocahontas county, Iowa, and they have five children: Grant, Frances, Fern, Marion and Ethel.
The family home is situated on section 34, Dodge township, where Mr Pohl owns 160 acres of land, but he does not farm at all owing to ill health and rents most of the place. However, he raises both shorthorn cattle and Belgian horses, and his livestock interests are an important source of revenue to him. He drives an automobile and has many substantial improvements upon his place, which indicates his prosperity and the success which he has made in managing his business affairs. His religious faith is that of the Methodist church, and his political allegiance is given to the republican party. His long residence in the county has made him widely know, for he has lived in this section of the state for forty-two years and has therefore been a witness of many of the changes which have occurred and of the growth and development which have brought the county to its present advanced state of progress.
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