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Fred C. Kleinsorge


Posted By: Oregon Rain
Date: 1/19/2007 at 22:38:11

Fred C. Kleinsorge, a well known and representative citizen of Richland township, is actively engaged in the real estate business at Dundee and has met with gratifying success in this connection. His birth occurred in Waterloo, Black Hawk county, Iowa, on the 2d of October, 1876, his parents being August and Mary (Wegman) Kleinsorge, both of whom were natives of Germany. The mother emigrated to America with her parents in 1854, and the father came to this country about the same time, settling on a farm in Clayton county, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. August Kleinsorge now make their home at Lamont, this state, and their children are ten in number.

Fred C. Kleinsorge acquired a common-school education in his youth and remained under the parental roof until twenty-two years of age. He then embarked in the lumber business at Dundee, Iowa, conducting an enterprise of that character for a period of thirteen years or until he sold out to Richter & Thiel. Subsequently he turned his attention to the real estate business and has been successfully engaged therein to the present time.

In early manhood Mr. Kleinsorge was united in marriage to Miss Erma M. Heyer, a daughter of George Heyer, of Coffins Grove township, this county. Our subject gives his political allegiance to the republican party, while his religious faith is that of the Lutheran church, to which his wife also belongs. He is interested in all that pertains to the material and moral development of the community and is regarded as one of Richland township's most respected and valued citizens.

~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 50-51. Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.


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