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J. H. Kircher

J. H. KIRCHER - Kircher, Begler & Co., dealers in coal, grain, lumber, lath, lime, cement, stucco, etc., became established in business in Larrabee, Iowa, in February, 1889.  They own a large elevator that can handle 2,000 bushels of grain per day, and has a storage capacity of 10,000 bushels.  Larrabee, although a small town, is surrounded by a rich and productive country, and ships as much stock and grain as any other town in the county.  J. H. Kircher's family  has been identified with the interests of Cherokee County since the year 1873; he was born in Shiawasse County, Michigan, in March 1864, and is a son of Jacob Kircher, a prominent and well-known farmer of Rock Township.  J. H. was reared to the life of a farmer, and received a thorough education at Storm Lake, Iowa, an advantage not enjoyed by many of the early settlers of the county.  After leaving agricultural pursuits he was engaged in carpenter's work for some time and finally left that trade to embark in h is present business.  He is a young man of excellent business qualifications, and has attained an enviable position in the community both from a financial and social standpoint.  He has just erected a fine dwelling house which adds much to the appearance of the residence portion of the village. Mr. Kircher is numbered among Larrabee's most popular and energetic business men. 

Biographical History of Cherokee County, IA, W. W. Dunbar & Co Publishers, 1889

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