Buena Vista County, IA
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Extracted from:  Wegerslev, C. H. and Thomas Walpole. 
 Past and Present of Buena Vista County, Iowa
Chicago:  S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1909, p. 212-15.

Transcribed by Mary Alice Schwanke and Cyndi Vertrees

Biography of  C. H. Wegerslev

C. H. Wegerslev, who for many years was identified with journalistic interests as editor of the Alta Advertiser, but is now practicing law, was born in Broager, Schleswig, Germany, February 21, 1874, his parents being Jacob and Christian (Fisk) Wegerslev, the former of Danish and the latter of Swedish birth. The father was a carpenter by trade. In the common schools C. H. Wegerslev began his education and, continuing his studies, was graduated from the Alta high school with the class of 1890. He also pursued a course in the Iowa State University and was graduated from the law department in the class of 1908. He has always been a student of history, political science and economics. After leaving the public schools he became identified with the printing business, with which he was associated for fifteen years, finding the pursuit congenial as well as profitable. He has lived in Alta since his arrival from Europe in 1884, and was from 1890 until 1905 editor, publisher and printer. After fifteen years' connection with the Advertiser, however, he sold out in the latter year.

In politics Mr. Wegerslev has always been an earnest republican, progressive in his party views and liberal in political creed. The only office that he has ever filled is that of postmaster of Alta, in which he served for eight years or from 1898 until 19906. During his business life he contributed to all the public enterprises of the town, giving active and helpful support to many measures for the general good.

On the 5th of November, 1899, Mr. Wegerslev was married to Miss Mae Tincknell, and they have one daughter, Janet, now three and a half years of age. Mr. Wegerslev is a member of the Knights of Pythias, has filled all of the offices in the local lodge and is a member of the Iowa grand lodge. He is also connected with the Masons and the Woodmen. He belongs to no church but attends religious services and believes in a liberal religion, with freedom to think as conscience dictates.