Biography of James Adamee
JAMES ADAMEE, living on section 14, New Oregon township, Howard County, was born in Winneshiek county, Iowa, on the 28th of October, 1868. His parents were natives of Bohemia and on coming to the United States made their way across the country and took up their abode in Howard county. In early life the father turned his attention to the occupation of farming and continued to engage in that pursuit to the time of his death, which occurred in 1901.
His son James, who had been reared to farm life, then took over the work of the farm and has since been engaged in the further cultivation and improvement of the old home property, assisted by his son. All of the present excellent improvements upon the place were put there by James Adamee, who now has a thoroughly modern farm, supplied with all the equipment common in the twentieth century. His has been an active and useful life. He was educated in the public schools of Howard county and as the years have passed he has made good use of his time, his talents and his opportunities.
Mr. Adamee is the father of two children: Albert, twenty-two years of age; and Mary, eleven years of age, both upon the home farm. He and his family are members of the Holy Trinity church of Protivin. His entire life has been passed in this section of the state, and the spirit of enterprise which as actuated him in his business affairs has been the basic element of his growing success.
History of Chickasaw and Howard Counties,
By Robert Herd Fairbairn (Published 1919 - Volume II)
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois
Transcribed by Janice Sowers