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Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 6/9/2021 at 12:35:30

Carlton C. VanHouten
born Apr 24, 1856, Penn.

C. C. VANHOUTEN, who lives on a farm near Battle Creek, in Maple Township, Ida County, Iowa, has been identified with the agricultural interests of
this place since 1882, and is well known and highly respected. Mr. VanHouten dates his birth in Clarion County, Pennsylvania, April 24, 1856. John VanHouten, his father, also a native of the Keystone State, served during the Civil War as a member of Company K, One Hundred and Forty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He now resides near Cushing, Iowa. Mr. VanHouten's mother was, before her marriage, Miss Mary Ann Boyles, and she, too, was a native of Pennsylvania. They had seven children, three sons and four daughters. C. C. VanHouten was reared on a farm in his native State. At the age of twenty he came to Iowa and located in Cedar County, three years later went to Benton County, and in 1882 came from there to his present location. Here he owns 120 acres of land in section 8, Maple Township, which is well improved with good buildings, fences, grove, orchard, etc., and is under a high state of cultivation. His house is 16 x 24 feet, with an L, 14 x 20 feet, and he has two barns, one 24 x 32 feet, and the other 16 x 20 feet.
Mr. VanHouten was married at the age of twenty-seven in Muscatine, Iowa, to Lizzie Fricke, a native of Muscatine County, Iowa, and a daughter of August and Fredrica (Herwig) Fricke, the latter a native of Germany. They have had four children, viz.: The first born, that died in infancy; Charles Leander, Homer P., Malcom D., and Orr Roy. His political views are in harmony with
Democratic principles. He is a member of the I. O. O. F., Echo Lodge, No. 119, and of the Farmers' Alliance. A man in the prime of life, intelligent and industrious, frank and jovial with all, Mr. VanHouten is held in
high esteem by his neighbors and fellow citizens.
Source: Biographical History of Crawford, Ida, and Sac Counties, Iowa, 1893, p.313


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