BUDDENHAGEN, C. J. - 1914
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Date: 7/10/2009 at 08:41:27
THE S. J. CLARKE PUBLISHING COMPANY
by Thomas McCulla
C. J. BUDDENHAGEN.
C. J. Buddenhagen, owning a farm of two hundred and forty acres on sections 12 and 1, Afton township, was born in Illinois in 1874 and is a son of Christ and Fredericka Buddenhagen, of whom more extended mention is made elsewhere in this work. Mr. Buddenhagen of this review acquired his education in the public schools of Cherokee and Buena Vista counties and remained at home until he was twentyone years of age. For three years thereafter he worked as a monthly laborer and then rented land, operating this property for five years. He then purchased one hundred and sixty acres on section 12, Afton township, and to this he has since added eighty acres, making his combined holdings two hundred and forty acres. This land lies on sections 12 and 1 and is highly improved and well managed in every particular, reflecting the owners careful supervision and practical labor.
In 1901 Mr. Buddenhagen married Miss Anna Schluntz, who was born in Illinois in 1877, a daughter of William and Sophia Schluntz, natives of Germany. The parents settled in Chicago in early life but later moved to Iowa, making their home in Clay county, where the father still resides, his wife having passed away in 1913. To their union were born four children, of whom the wife of the subject of this review is the youngest. Mr. and Mrs. Buddenhagen have four children: George, who was born February 22, 1902, and who is now attending school; Esther, who was born in August, 1903, and who is also pursuing her studies; Leonard, born in 1905; and Ella, born in 1909.
Mr. Buddenhagen is a member of the German Lutheran church and is a republican in his political views. He has served as assessor of Spring township and is active in public affairs, interested in everything that pertains to the welfare and development of the community.
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