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Albert S. Tinderholt


Posted By: Peter Gausmann (email)
Date: 2/7/2010 at 07:29:35


Albert S. Tinderholt, living on section 36, King township, is a well known farmer who since 1897 has owned and cultivated his present place, comprising one hundred and sixty acres of rich and arable land. He was born in Winneshiek county, Iowa, July 22, 1871, and is a son of Soren and Martha (Storhoug) Tinderholt, who were natives of Norway. The father came to America with his parents in 1840 when seven years of age and established his home in Wisconsin, where he lived for two years, after which the family home was established in Winneshiek county, Iowa. There Soren Tinderholt was reared and educated, sharing with the family in all of the hardships and privations incident to pioneer life, for Iowa was still a frontier state at that time. After reaching manhood he turned his attention to farming, purchased land and afterward carried on general agricultural pursuits for many years. At the present time he is living retired, however, enjoying a rest which he has truly earned and richly deserves. He still occupies the old home place with his daughter, his wife having passed away in 1881.

During his youthful days Albert S. Tinderholt remained a resident of Winneshiek county and his experiences were those of most of the farm-bred boys, his time being divided between the duties of the schoolroom, the pleasures of the playground and the work of the fields. He came to Winnebago county in 1897 and here invested in one hundred and sixty acres of land on section 36, King township. With characteristic energy he began to develop and further improve this place and today it is one of the excellent farms of the locality, responding readily to the care and labor which he bestows upon it in the production of crops. He is also a stockholder in the Farmers Elevator Company and in the Cooperative Creamery Company of Thompson.

In October, 1905, Mr. Tinderholt was married to Miss Millie Gullickson and to them have been born four children : Adron, Margaret, Waldo and Ruth. Mr. Tinderholt has served as a school director for a number of years and politically he is a republican, while his religious faith is that of the Lutheran church. His entire life, has been spent in Iowa and the spirit of western progress and enterprise which has been the dominant factor in the upbuilding of this section of the country finds expression in his life.

Source: History of Winnebago County and Hancock County, Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement, Vol. II. Pioneer Publishing Company (Chicago), 1917. pp. 519-520.


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