THUENEN, BUSCH, NEUMILLER, MANLEY, WALLACE
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Date: 3/20/2011 at 17:15:14
A Narrative History
The People of Iowa
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EDUCATION, RELIGION, VALOR, INDUSTRY,
EDGAR RUBEY HARLAN, LL. B., A. M.
Curator of the
Historical, Memorial and Art Department of Iowa
THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Inc.
Chicago and New York
HENRY THUENEN has had a long and honorable career as a lawyer, member of
the Davenport bar, and his career has been identified in lines outside of his
profession with his native city. he is now senior member of the law firm
Thuenen & Thuenen, his junior associate being his son. Their offices are
in the Kresage Building.
Mr. Thuenen was born at Davenport July 9, 1868, son of Henry and Elizabeth
(Busch) Thuenen. His parents were born in Germany, his father on May 19,
1832, and his mother on June 30, 1829. They were married in Davenport,
where Henry Thuenen established his home in 1855. They lived to celebrate
their golden wedding anniversary together in 1906, and the wife passed away
the following year, and Henry Thuenen, Sr., in 1914. Henry Thuenen was a
wagon maker and blacksmith, and one of the old substantial mechanics who did
their work thoroughly, and only a few years ago a man from the western part
of the state told Henry Thuenen, the lawyer, that he was still using a wagon
built by his father years before.
Mr. Henry Thuenen was educated in public schools at Davenport, graduating
from high school in 1887, and following that studied law in the office of
Judge French and Judge Waterman. He successfully passed the bar examination
in October, 1890, and is now rounding out forty years of successful work
as a lawyer. He has handled a general practice, and from time to time has
been called upon to perform the duties of public office. For many years he
has been chairman of the local Republican committee. He has elected and
served in the Twenty-eighth General Assembly, but resigned to become city
attorney of Davenport. He was city attorney until 1906, and again held that
office from 1922 to 1926. In 1895 he was elected a member of the board of
alderman and served three years. He is a Mason and an Elk.
Henry Thuenen married in 1892 Miss Emma Neumiller, who was born at
Davenport, daughter of Joseph and Marie Neumiller. Six children were born to
their marriage, Joseph H., Harold F., Henry W., Millie M. the wife of Thomas M.
Manley, Helen L., the wife of Leroy C. Wallace, and Edna Viola. The
junior partner of Thuenen & Thuenen is Harold F. Thuenen, who is a graduate of
the law department of the University of Iowa. He is a past commander of St.
Simon of Cyrene Commandery No. 9, Knights Templar, a thirty-second degree
Scottish Rite Mason, and one of the officers of Kaaba Temple of the Mystic
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