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Joseph C. Arts, 1878


Posted By: Mona Sarratt Knight
Date: 10/24/2015 at 15:09:56

JOSEPH C. ARTS is a prominent factor in financial circles in Carroll County as the vice president of the German-American Bank at Carroll. His birth occurred in Carroll, Iowa, on the 17th of September 1878, his parents being William and Christine (Manemann) Arts. He was reared to manhood in his native city and attended the parochial and public schools in the acquirement of an education. Following his attendance at the high school he entered the German-American Bank in the capacity of assistant cashier, while in October, 1910, he became the vice president of the institution, in which connection his efforts have since proven a factor in its successful control. He was also engaged in the furniture and undertaking business in association with his brother, William A. Arts, until they sold out in October 1910.

Mr. Arts of this review is likewise one of the trustees of the Carroll Times, of which company his father was the president.

On the 27th of April, 1904, Mr. Arts was joined in wedlock to Miss Carrie Meyers, a native of Roselle township, Carroll county, Iowa, and a daughter of Henry and Nellie (Rosauer) Meyers, both of whom were born in Illinois. They took up their abode among the early settlers of this county and have lived in Carroll for the past three years, coming here from Templeton, Iowa. Their children are six in number, namely: Joseph, Frank, Carrie, Addie, Harry and Ollie. Mr. and Mrs. Arts have three children: Baldwin, Bernadetta and Louise Christine.

Mr. Arts gives his political allegiance to the democracy, while fraternally he is identified with the Knights of Columbus, the Catholic Order of Foresters and the Modern Woodmen of America. For a period of fifteen years he was connected with the fire department. Both he and his wife are Catholics in religious faith and are faithful communicants of that church. They have always lived in Carroll County and are widely and favorably known within its borders.

Source: History of Carroll County Iowa, by Paul MacLean, Illustrated, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company (1912) Chicago, Volume II, page 73.


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