WALTER, Joseph L. (1861-1926)
Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 6/11/2021 at 11:51:11
Joseph Lintner Walter
(October 27, 1861 – May 24, 1926)
J. L. Walter, of the firm of Walter Bros., prominent grain merchants, of
western Iowa, is a young man of business ability and push. The other members of the firm are J. G. Walter, of Ida Grove, and C. A. Walter, of Oto. They have five grain elevators, one in each of the following towns: Ida Grove, Battle Creek, Oto, Castana and Charter Oak. The one at Charter Oak
was built in 1888, and has a capacity of 15,000 bushels. They handle annually 1,200 to 1,500 carloads of grain. They also do an extensive business in coal and live-stock, shipping 400 to 500 carloads of live stock each year.
J. L. Walter was born in Cedar Lake, Indiana, October 27, 1861, son of Frederick and Catharine (Lintner) Walter, natives of Germany, and now residents of Sac County, Iowa. He was reared chiefly in Illinois. At the age
of twenty-two he engaged in the grain business at Correctionville, Iowa, and has since devoted his attention to this line of business. Mr. Walter was married November 27, 1890, to Miss Amelia Schurke, of Charter Oak, a native of Clinton County, Iowa. They have one child, Charles W. He affiliates with the Republican Party. Socially, he is a member of the A. F. & A. M., No. 474, Correctionville Lodge, and I. O. O. F., No. 105, Charter Oak, and also
Charter Oak Encampment, No. 142. He is a man in every way worthy of the respect and esteem in which he is held by all who know him.
Source: Biographical History of Crawford, Ida, and Sac Counties, Iowa, 1893, p.388
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