C H Reckseen
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/11/2010 at 14:18:29
C H Reckseen is well known in business circles of Madrid as manager of the Rex Lumber Company owing one of the best equipped lumber yards in central Iowa. His birth occurred Sweden in 1876 his parents being Swan and Christina Peterson, likewise natives of that country. In 1888 the family emigrated to the United States, coming directly to Boone county, Iowa and taking up their abode on a farm in Colfax township. The parents now reside in a new and modern home at Madrid and are among the well known and highly esteemed people of the community. Unto them were born eleven children, as follows: Alfred who is a resident of High Bridge, Iowa, Mrs Anna Clay living in Des Moines, Iowa, Lina who id deceased Maria who ha also passed away, John Albert, who makes his home with his parents in Madrid, Edwin a resident of Colfax township, Matilda who is living in Des Moines, Iowa C H of this review, Mrs Maria Young of Colorado springs, Colorado, Mrs Hulda Olson of Chicago, Illinois, Mrs Oscar Anderson living in Colfax township. All the above named were natives of Sweden.
C H Reckseen, who was a youth of twelve years when he accompanied his parents on their emigration to the new world, acquired his education in the common schools and also pursued a course of study in the Capital City Commercial College at Des Moines, Iowa. He was subsequently employed as a bookkeeper for one year and in 1900 became identified with the lumber business, in which he has remained continuously since. He spent six years at Des Moines and two years in Denver, Colorado, and for the past six years has acted as manage of the Rex Lumber Company of Madrid, Iowa, conducting one of the finest equipped lumber yards to be found in the central part of the state. Mr Reckseen is widely recognized as a man of excellent business ability, sound judgment and scrupulous integrity, and his efforts have contributed in no uncertain degree to the continued prosperity of the concern with which he is connected. He is a heavy stockholder in the Rex Lumber Company, owns an attractively appointed home in Madrid and is numbered among the substantial and representative citizens of the county.
In 1906 Mr Reckseen was untied in marriage to Miss Emelia Timan, who was born in Sweden in 1880, her parents being Mr and Mrs C J Timan, likewise natives of that country. They emigrated to the Untied States and established their home at Laurens, Pocahontas county, Iowa, where the father turned his attention to agricultural pursuits. He is now a resident of Madrid, this state, but the mother passed away in Laurens. Unto Mr and Mrs C J Timan were born five children, namely: Adolph who is a resident of Laurens, Iowa, Mrs Anna Bergling of St James, Minnesota, Hulda living in Denver, Colorado, Mrs Emelia Reckseen and Carl who is a resident of Hayfield, Iowa. Mr and Mrs Reckseen have one son, Harold Timan, who was born in Denver, Colorado, on October 6, 1907, and is now a public school student of Madrid.
Mr Reckseen is a republican in politics and a prominent factor in the local ranks of the party being now a republican committeeman of Douglas township. He is likewise the president of the board of education of Madrid and in this connection has made a highly commendable and creditable record. He is a man of strongly marked character who has come to be recognized as a forceful element in the community and his sterling personal traits of character have won him the high regard and confidence of all with whom he has been associated.
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