George H Reutter
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 6/1/2010 at 19:51:07
One of the more successful among the younger representatives of agricultural interests in Boone county is George H Reutter, who owns and operates a valuable farm of 160 acres on section 25, Grant township. He was born in that township on December 18, 1884, a son of Jacob and Hannah (Metzger) Reutter, both of who were natives of Wurtemberg, Germany. They emigrated to America in 1866, locating in Henry county, Illinois, where the father was engaged in farming for five years. At the end of that time he came to Boone county, Iowa purchasing land improving a tract of land in Grant township and being busily engaged in its cultivation throughout the remainder of his active business career. He spent his declining years in well earned ease, making several trips to Germany and residing in California during the winter seasons. His demise occurred in September 1910, while his wife passed away in April 1905.
George H Reutter was reared and educated in the place of his nativity and when fifteen years of age began working as a farm hand, being thus engaged for four years. Subsequently he devoted his attention to the cultivation of rented land for five years and on the expiration of that period purchased the old homestead of 160 acres on section 25, Grant township, the operation of which has claimed his time and energies continuously since. Success has rewarded his well directed efforts, and he is today in control of a valuable property which reflects everywhere the care and supervision he bestows upon it. He is also a stockholder in the Boxholm Hall Association.
On May 2, 1906, Mr Reutter was joined in wedlock to Miss Hannah Johnson, a daughter of William and Christina (Carlson) Johnson, both of whom were natives of Sweden. They emigrated to the United States and located in Boone county in an early day, the father devoting his attention to agricultural pursuits in Amaqua township during the remainder of his life. He passed away in 1909, and the demise of the mother occurred the following year. Unto Mr and Mrs Reutter have been born four children, namely: Donald L who is seven years old, Leota H and Delora E who are five and three years of age respectively, and George Delmer, one year old. Mr Reutter gives his political allegiance to the republican party, while his religious faith is that of the Evangelical Association. He occupies an enviable positioning eh esteem of his neighbors and friends and is widely known throughout the community in which his entire life has been spent.
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