Joe Bierl, 1899 Biography
Posted By: ddr (email)
Date: 9/28/2010 at 19:43:29
Note: Joseph Bierl lived from approximately 1871 to 1923. I believe he moved to Carroll around 1900 where he owned a livery stable and delivered the mail. He also moved to Omaha in the early 1900s.
The following is from the Carroll Sentinel, Illustrated Edition, June 1899.
Mr. Bierl is a native of Germany, but at the age of three years his parents moved to Iowa and settled near Templeton, where Joe has since lived. Five years ago Mr. Bierl was married to Katie Stangl and two children were born to them. Two years ago the family were called to mourn the loss of wife and mother. Last August Mr. Bierl married again to Katie Smith, an Illinois lady. Mr. Bierl is one of Carroll county’s widely known men, prominent in the breeding of eight of the best known varieties of chickens, the M. B. turkeys, Touloose geese and Pekin ducks. In his chicken yards he has the Light Brahamas, Langshanks, Barred Plymouth Rocks, Silver Laced Wyandottes, Silver Spangled Hamburgs, Rose Combed Brown Leghorns, Singled Combed Brown Leghorns, and the White Leghorns. Mr. Bierl has made a specialty of the poultry business for years and has his stock up to the highest standards, as thrifty as the thriftiest, and guarantees stock to be as represented. He will have for sale this fall some fine cockerels and also young stock. While he is setting extensively he will have eggs for sale this season at $1 per setting at the yard. Mr. Bierl has some fine buildings for the care and protection of his stock; two brooders 96 and 92 feet by about 26 in width with a capacity for 1,500 chicks. His incubator is in a half dugout with thick walls of gravel and cement which keeps an even temperature and of every “till” he takes off a large per cent of hatch.
Joe is also agent in Carroll county for the sale of standard stock food, which is growing each year in favor among farmers and stockmen who see the beneficial effects produced by its use in feeding stock. Our most successful feeders use this food and always get top prices. The best word we can say for this food is to ask feeders, to talk with those who use it. The food always tells for itself and finds patrons among interested inquirers into its merits.
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