Posted By: Carlyss Noland
Date: 4/19/2021 at 17:00:37
F. J. Brezo, of Richland Township, who is gaining gratifying success as a farmer, was born in Bohemia, Austria, January 17, 1870. His parents, Joseph and Orshuler (Brezo) Brezo, were also natives of that country, where they resided until 1885. In that year they emigrated to the United States with their family and located in Johnson county, Iowa, where they continued to live until called by death.
F. J. Brezo was educated in the district schools and on reaching mature years began working as a farm hand. He carefully saved his money and in 1895, when he removed to Adair county, he had seven hundred dollars capital. The first land which he owned was an eighty-acre tract on section 33, Richland township, this county, which he purchased in 1896. His practical knowledge of agriculture and his energy and sound judgment enabled him to add to his resources from year to year and he gradually acquired more land. He now owns three hundred and twenty acres in Richland township, this county, and a quarter section in Adams county, four hundred and eighty acres in all, and is financially independent. All that he has he has made himself and his ability is generally recognized.
In 1896 Mr Brezo was married to Miss Mary Krisinger, who is also a native of Bohemia and who came to this country about ten months prior to her marriage. They have seven children, Libby, William, Adoph, Elsie, Mary, George and Wealthy. Mr. Brezo casts his ballot in support of the men and measures of the republican party and he and his Family are identified with the Roman Catholic church. He is a valued citizen of his township and has gained the sincere friendship of many.
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