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KONRAD, Christian (1854-1930)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 10/26/2020 at 14:15:44

Christian Konrad
(February 4, 1854 – June 29, 1930)

Chris Konrad’s Friendly Call
Our old friend, Chris Konrad of Lacona, was in Indianola Thursday transacting business and called at the Record and Tribune office to pay his subscription to both papers. This gave Mr. Konrad and the editor of the Tribune an opportunity of naturally enjoying the pleasures of an old time visit. Our acquaintance and friendship dates back to the early eighties when the writer was editor of the Milo Motor. Naturally the subjects talked of Thursday afternoon covered a very wide range, all of which was interesting to both of us. Mrs. Konrad said that he was born in Germany and came to America in 1872, at which time he was eighteen years old. After spending four years in Pennsylvania he came to Iowa and located in Lacona, June 21, 1876, where he has since resided. Mr. Konrad was in business most of the time since coming to Lacona and was ever ready and willing to do anything that would be beneficial to the best interests of Lacona and vicinity. He served the people of White Breast Township several times as justice of the peace and was postmaster during the Wilson administrations. The last few years Mr. Konrad has been interested in farming, having some of the best Holstein cattle and Poland China hogs to be found in Warren County, and he gave us some figures to prove his claim that Warren County farmers were able to take care of themselves without government aid. During Mr. Konrad’s entire life in Lacona as a business man and citizen he always enjoyed the friendship of the people in that community and at all times was recognized as a man of the highest character. During the World War, Chris Konrad proved his loyalty to American ideals in every way possible, selling more war savings stamps than any man in the county. He was invited to Indianola to address a meeting of citizens engaged in war work and to tell them what method he used to achieve such great success. He went other places outside of Lacona where he could render loyal service to the country of his adoption. Mrs. Konrad was born in Germany February 25, 1854, and when six weeks old, she with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Paulus Greuble and two older sisters, came to America and located on a farm northeast of Lacona May 1854, and is now the oldest resident of White Breast Township. [Copied from a scrapbook at the Warren County Historical Society Library, Indianola, Iowa]
[Christian Konrad and his wife, Walburg Konrad, Feb 25, 1854 – April 4, 1943, are both buried in St Marys Cemetery, Lacona, Iowa]


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