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Peter L Hasstedt


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 6/1/2010 at 20:01:07

Peter L Hasstedt has been very successful in his farming operations and now derived tribute form a well cultivated property of 240 acres, situated on sections 34 and 35, Amaqua township. Boone county has reason to be proud to number him among her native sons. He was born in Des Moines township, February 9, 1872, and is a son of John and Geshia (Brossie) Hasstedt, who were natives of Germany. The father came to America in early life and remained for a time in New York, where he was employed in a sugar factory. He afterward made his way to the middle west, settling in Rock Island, and some time afterward came to Boone county, Iowa where he engaged in farming. He purchased land in Des Moines township, which he improved and cultivated, continuing to carry on general agricultural pursuits there until his death, which occurred on May 11, 1903. Indolence and idleness were utterly foreign to his nature. He worked persistently and energetically as the years went on, and the result of his labors was seen in splendidly tilled fields. He had long survived his wife who died in January 1877.
Peter L Hasstedt was reared and educated Des Moines township. He was but five years of age at the time of his motherís death. He afterwards remained with his father and was trained in all of the work of the farm so that he had practical experience to aid him when he started out in business life n his own account. On attaining his majority he sought employment as a farm hand and spent four years in that way. He afterward worked for one year in the railroad shops at Boone, but thinking to find agricultural life more congenial, he then rented land in Des Moines township and began farming for himself. After three years he removed to a place near Ogden, where he lived for a year, and on the expiration of that period took up his abode upon hi present farm as a renter. He continued to lease the property until 1912, when he purchased the place and is, therefore, today the owner of one of the excellent farms of the county, comprising 160 acres of section 34, ad 80 acres on section 35 Amaqua township. He has wrought many changes the appearance of his farm through his practical methods of developing the fields and also through the buildings he has erected and the manner in which he keep everything about he place in good repair.
On February 1, 1899, Mr Hasstedt was married to Miss Annie M Hagge, a daughter of Hans and Catherine (Kuhl) Hagge. Mr and Mrs Hasstedt have five children: John F fourteen years of age, Minehart H aged thirteen , Emil E ten years, Dora C nine years and Josephine G a little maiden of six summers. Mr Hasstedt exercises his right of franchise In support of the men and measures of the republican party. He and his family attend the German Lutheran church, in which he holds membership .His has been an active and well spent life, and he deserves much credit for what he has accomplished. He is, indeed, a self made man and whatever he has achieved is the result of his well directed labors. He early recognized the eternal principle that industry wins and industry became the beacon light of his life. He also recognized the fact hat ambition tauntingly plays before the farmer, but yields the fruits of success to the man of persistence, earnest purpose. Working on year by year he has utilized his time and opportunities to good advantage and is now one of the substantial and highly respected farmers of Amaqua township.

1914 Boone County History Book


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