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Biography of John N. Musel

JOHN N. MUSEL, a well known and progressive agriculturist of Paris Twsp., Howard Co, Iowa, has for the past six years been actively engaged in the operation of his father's farm of 320 acres on section 5. His birth occurred in Tama Co., Iowa on 15 February, 1885, his parents being Albert and Anna (Herska) Musel, more extended mention is made on Bios of brother James Musel.

John N. Musel, acquired his early education in the public schools of Tama Co. and subsequently attended St. Procopius College at Lisle, Illinois, while later he entered Cedar Rapids Business College, being graduated from the latter institution in 1908. He was then employed for one year in the office of the Farmer's Insurance Co. of Cedar Rapids, and next secured a position in the office of the Linn County Lumber Co. of Cedar Rapids, with which concern he remained eight months. He also worked for H. C. Caulson in his drug store and for Charles Tappen in his merchandise store for two years. In 1913 he came to Howard Co, Iowa to take charge of his father's farm of 312 acres in Paris Township.

On the 6th of April, 1910, Mr. Musel was joined in wedlock to Miss Mary Polishek, a graduate of the parochial school of Tama, Iowa. They now have two children: Leona Loretta and Rapheal Jerome. The parents are devoted communicants of the Catholic church and are widely and favorably known throughout the community in which they reside.

History of Chickasaw and Howard Counties,
By Robert Herd Fairbairn (Published 1919 - Volume II)
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois
Transcribed by Leonard Granger