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The enterprising little city of Alta Vista, Chickasaw County, profits by his labors, as he is a member of the firm of Hentges & Nosbisch, dealers in farm implements.

He was born 09 September 1881, in Washington Township, his parents being Michael and Katherine (SPODEN) NOSBISCH. The father was born in Germany and the mother a native of Dubuque County Iowa. Nick NOSBISCH came to Iowa with his parents when quite young, the family home was maintained near Waterloo, in Black Hawk County, for a time.  Mrs NOSBISCH passed away in North Washington, Iowa on 10 October 1903.

In the public and parochial schools of Washington Township, Nick Nosbisch aquired his early education and afterward attended a year of college in New Hampton. His marriage was celebrated 19 November 1903;  Miss Susie HENTGES becoming his wife.  She is a daughter of Nick and Anna (MAIERS) HENTGES, residents of New Hampton.

To Mr and Mrs NOSBISCH have been born six children: Bertha, Mabel, Alfred, Hazel, Marie, and Ralph, all yet at home.  He has been a member of the town council for four years. The Hentges and Nosbisch firm now handles a general line of farm implements, buggies, wagons, cream separators, gas engines, tractors, threshing machines, and windmills.

Source: History of Chickasaw and Howard Co (1919), Vol II, Synopsis of pages 464 - 465


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