Aaron E Burkhart
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 6/1/2010 at 19:15:20
Boone county is fortunate that so great a majority of her sons remain within her borders, devoted to her welfare and up building, and well they may, for she offers splendid advantage to her citizens, especially to those who make farming a life work. Among this number is Aaron E Burkhart, who was born in Peoples township, March 24, 1870. The usual experiences of the farm lad were his. He worked in the fields through the summer months and attended school in the winter seasons. As he advance in years and strength he aided more and more largely in the farm work, and after attaining his majority he decided to continue therein, realizing the opportunities offered in this connection in Boone county. He has, there fore, always carried on general farming and as the result of his close application and unfaltering industry has met with a fair measure of success. Carefully saving his earnings he has invested in property and is now the owner of 120 acres of choice land, lying on section 13, Peoples township he has made substantial improvements thereon, none of the equipments of the model farm of the twentieth century being found lacking there. His is a well furnished and attractive home, standing in the midst of a highly cultivated fields, and he also has good grades of stock upon his place. He has been quite successful and the years have witnessed his advancement along business lines.
In Cass township, Mr Burkhart was united in marriage on April 28, 1894, to Miss Anna Johnson, who was born in Norway, December 26, 1876. In 1884 she came to American with her parents, Jordan and Lena (Olson) Johnson, the family home being established at Woodward, Iowa. Her father was born in Norway and since coming to the new world has always followed farming in this state. For a time he was identified with agricultural pursuits in Cass township and is now living in Colfax township. His wife also survives. In their family were the children, namely” Anna, now Mrs Burkhart, John, Olive, Nels, Charley, Fred, Olaf deceased, Gertrude, Mable and Gladys.
Mr and Mrs Burkhart have become parents of one son, Donald, who was born in Peoples township, April 5, 1896, and is now attending the public school near his home. Mr Burkhart gives his political allegiance to the republican party, which he has supported since age conferred upon him the right of franchise, but e honors and emoluments of office have had no special attraction for him, as he has always preferred to concentrate his energies upon his business affairs, which well directed, have gained him recognition as one of the representative farmers of his section of the state. He has lived to witness many changes during the period of his life as the work of progress and development has been carried forward in this county, and at all times he has borne his share in discharging the duties which devolve upon every individual in relation to the public good.
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