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PRULL, Charles


Posted By: Gordon Felland (email)
Date: 9/30/2007 at 16:43:49

Charles Prull, living on section 3, Amsterdam township, Hancock county, has two hundred and twenty-one acres of rich and productive land devoted to general farming. He was born on the 30th of January, 1875, in Germany, a son of Gerhard and Marie (Arnholz) Prull, both of whom were natives of that country. The common schools afforded him his educational privileges and he pursued his studies until he reached the age of eighteen years, spending the summer months at work upon the home farm. He afterward rented land for twelve years and in this way gained his start in life. At length he purchased land and is today the owner of two hundred and twenty-one acres on sections 2 and 3, Amsterdam township, Hancock county. He devotes his place to general farming and is a wide-awake, alert and enterprising in all that he undertakes in a business way. He is systematic in his work and his methods are the expression of sound judgment and long experience. In addition to cultivating his home place he has extended his business connections by becoming a stockholder in the creamery, elevator and telephone companies of Kanawha and thus cooperates in movements which are indicative of the progressive spirit of the farming community of Hancock county.

On the 28th of February, 1898, Mr. Prull was united in marriage to Miss Fannie Eenhuis, her parents being John and Grace Eenhuis, natives of Germany. Mr. and Mrs. Prull have four children: Gerhard, Grace L., John A., and Fritz M. The family attend the German Lutheran church, in which the parents hold membership. Mr. Prull votes with the republican party, to which he has given his support since age conferred upon him the right of franchise. He does not seek nor desire office, however, preferring to concentrate his efforts and attention upon his farming interests, and his close application has been one of the chief features of his growing success.

Source: History of Winnebago and Hancock Counties, Iowa, 1917, Vol. II, page 496.


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