cal engineering, and a M.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY Peter has the rank of Principal Engineer with Hamilton Standard Aircraft Electronics at Colorado Springs, CO. He was married to Dina Secrist at Colorado Springs 14 Feb 1988. They are the parents of 2 children: Aubrey Lynn (3) and Brynna Christine (1). Peter’s hobbies are long distance running and trumpet and guitar playing.

Thomas Richard was born at Oxford, England where his father was a student at Oxford University. Tom has a B.A. from the University of Colorado (Boulder) with majors in environmental biology and sociology and an M.A. from Iowa State University in forestry. After graduation from the University of Colorado, Tom joined the Peace Corps and went to Ecuador. He worked doing reforestation projects in the Andes Mountains near the city of Cuenca. Tom met his wife, Ruth Graciela Velez Torres, while in Ecuador. They are the parents of 4 children: twins Richard and Victor (10), Maria Jose (6), and Anthony Paul (3). They live at Whalan, MN. Tom was forester and outdoor educator at the Forest Resource Center near Lanesboro, MN and is the designer and builder of their widely known high ropes confidence course. Currently he is teaching 3rd year Spanish and Human Anatomy at Cotter High School in Winona, MN. Tom is an accomplished musician with expertise on both guitar and 5-string banjo. He is a frequent performer at community events in the Lanesboro area.

Paul is a graduate of Luther College, the Valedictorian of the Class of 1955. He is a third generation graduate, following his grandfather (1888) and his father (1924). At graduation he won both Woodrow Wilson and Danforth Fellowships for graduate study. After graduate work in philosophy at the University of Michigan and in theology at Oxford University, Paul taught at the University of Kansas (1963-1967). On 20 Aug 1967 Paul was ordained as a Lutheran pastor. He served at East Koshkonong Lutheran Church near Cambridge, Wl (1967-1974) and at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Decorah since 1974. During the 1980's Paul was a state and national board member with the ARC (formerly Association for Retarded Citizens). He worked for both residential and vocational services for persons with mental retardation and was president of Spectrum Industries in Decorah for its first 8 years.

After the end of the Vietnam War the churches were asked to sponsor refugees. Paul’s congregation, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, sponsored many refugees over the next 20 years. The church helped resettle people from Vietnam, both ethnic Vietnamese and ethnic Chinese from Laos, Hmong.Thai Dam and ethnic Laotians. It was a great event in the life of the congregation when one of the refugees was ordained as a Lutheran pastor in 1992.

Carol earned a B.A. with honors at the University of Kansas. While living in Decorah she completed an anthropology major and a museum studies program at Luther College. Following this she worked for 7 summers in archaeology, 2 in Iowa and 5 in Israel. Since 1987 she has been a staff member at Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum in Decorah, working as both Registrar of objects and Librarian. In 1995 she worked 3 months at the Norsk Folkemuseum in Oslo, Norway. Carol has been very involved with the Audubon Society and served 3 years as president of Northeast Iowa Audubon.

Paul and Carol are now living in Decorah at 738 Ridge Road. Decorah is the city where they met while Paul was teaching philosophy and theology at Luther College and Carol was his student in New Testament and Logic. They love to travel and enjoy reading spy novels and mysteries. They also have a lot of fun with musical evenings as they play tuba and piano.

Haug, Carl R.

(Gladys Argali)

Carl R. Haug .youngest of three sons of Hans and Margaret (Ehrsam), was born in Weiningen, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland on 8 Sep 1882. He came to Spillville with his uncle, J. H. Haug in 1889. Carl worked in the Haug General Store. He eventually became part owner with his cousin Henry G. Haug. Carl died in 1974. Henry died in 1965.

Haug, John Henry and Margaret (Vogler)

(Gladys Argali)

John H. Haug came to Spillville at the invitation of his uncle J.J. Haug in 1866. Henry (the name he was usually known by) was born 4 Dec 1848 in Weinengen, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland.

On arrival he had a job waiting for him as a clerk in his uncle's general store. In 1871 Henry became a partner in the business which carried dry goods, groceries, hats, caps, boots, shoes, hardware, drugs, patent medicines and various assorted other goods.

In 1876 when J.J. sold his share of the business to Jacob Meyer, the business was renamed “Meyer & Haug”. Two years later Henry bought Meyer out and became the sole proprietor.

On 26 Oct 1875 Henry married Margaret Vogler who had come to IA with her parents when she was about 4 years old. She was born in 1853 to John and Regula (Schaugelberger) Vogler. They settled west of Spillville. They were the parents of 6 children: Louise, Bertha, Pauline, Henry Gustav and two infants who died at birth.

Louise married Fred Bernatz and was 109 years old at the time of her death, Bertha married Frank Kapinos. Pauline remained single. Henry married Otilla Kovarik.

J. Henry was an astute businessman who was progressive and eminently fair in dealing with his customers. He built his merchandising firm into the largest general store in the county. Not only did Henry have a wider variety of quality goods than his competitors, including those of Decorah, but he also provided the local farmers with a market for much of their produce. This included eggs (he handled more eggs than any other buyer in the county), poultry, hides, tallow, furs and even homespun yarn and cloth. He did not pay cash for this produce but issued vouchers which the farmers redeemed for merchandise.

He was the supplier and buyer to farmers from as far as Howard and Chickasaw Counties.

John Henry died 11 Apr 1913 and is buried in the Haug Cemetery located near Spillville.

Partial OCR transcription, some sensitive personal information such as birth dates of people that maybe living is not included. See the associated scan to compare with the published information.

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