Posted By: Roseanna Zehner
Date: 7/25/2006 at 21:21:11
Herman Wiese is well entitled to mention among the prominent farmers of Garfield township. He has spent the entire period of his life in Iowa, and for many years his labors in behalf of the general progress and improvement of Lyon County have been unceasing. In every possible way he has aided in transforming a wilderness into a pleasant and beautiful farming country, and has become widely known among the progressive farmers of Lyon County.
Herman Wiese was born in Scott County, Iowa, on a farm in 1867, where his father, Henry, who was born in Holstein, Germany, had settled on his arrival in this country in 1848. He was the first born in a family of seven children, and was reared to manhood beneath the parental roof. Inured to hard work, and trained to habits of industry and economy, he became strong and sturdy, and when he left home in 1888 to care for himself, he was employed as a farm hand until his marriage. This occurred in 1893, when Miss Emma Kulper became his wife. She was born in Scott County, and her father, Fred Kulper, a farmer, was born in Germany. Mr. and Mrs. Wiese have two children, charming little maidens, Hazel and Alma.
Mr. Wiese removed to Lyon County in 1893, and at first rented a farm in Cleveland township, where he made a small start, and lived for some two years. In 1895 he bought the land on which he now lives, the northeast quarter of section 9, Garfield township. It was in part improved, but Mr. Wiese has greatly added to it, and now owns a find and well equipped place of two hundred and forty acres, with a house 18 by 28, and 14 by 20 feet. The barn is 32 by 64 feet, and all out-buildings that are needed are provided on a liberal scale. About five acres are devoted to a grove, and here Mr. Wiese conducts both stock and grain raising on a most successful scale. He takes high rank among the early settlers of the county, and has done his full share for the improvement of the community.
Source: Compendium of History Reminiscence and Biography of Lyon County, Iowa. Published under the Auspices of the Pioneer Association of Lyon County. Geo. Monlun, Pres.; Hon. E. C. Roach Sec’y; and Col. F. M. Thompson, Historian. Geo. A. Ogle & CO., Published, Engravers and Book Manufacturers. Chicago, 1904-1905
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