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Henry C. Andreae

Henry C. Andreae is the efficient and popular cashier of the Volga Savings Bank and is known and valued as one of the representative business men of the younger generation in his native county. He was born in Sperry township, this county, on the 7th of October, 1883, and is a son of Conrad and Anna (Wege) Andreae, the former of whom was born in Dubuque, this state, and the latter of whom was born in Clayton county, both families having been founded in Iowa in the pioneer period of its history. The parents now reside in their pleasant home near Arlington, Fayette county, and the father has been a prominent and influential exponent of agricultural enterprise in this section of the Hawkeye statet both he and his wife being zealous communicants of the Lutheran church and the lineage of both tracing back to staunch German origin. Of the eight children the eldest is George, who remains with his parents on the home farm; Henry C, of this review, was the next in order of birth; Katherine is at the parental home, as are also Herman and Albert; Philippina is deceased; Frederick is the youngest member of the parental home circle; and William died in early childhood. After having profited fully by the advantages afforded in the district schools Henry C. Andreae continued his active association with agricultural industry for three years, and he then fortified himself more fully for the practical affairs of life by completing a two years' course in the Upper Iowa Business University, at Fayette. For a short time thereafter he was identified with the general merchandise business and he then assumed a clerical position in the employ of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Company, his service having been continued in Clayton county for a period of four years, after which he held for six months the position of money clerk in the office of the Wells-Fargo Express Company in the city of Milwaukee. The impaired health of his loved mother caused him to resign this position and return to the parental home, and in 1910 he accepted his present responsible post, that of cashier of the Volga Savings Bank, an incumbency in which he has shown marked discrimination and executive ability. His political allegiance is given to the Democratic party and both he and his wife are communicants of the Lutheran church in their home village of Volga, where also they are popular factors in the leading social activities of the community. On the 2d of May, 1913, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Andreae to Miss Selma Piehl, who was born and reared in Clayton county, and they have a winsome little daughter, Mary Elizabeth, who was born May 12, 1915.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa; From The Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present; by Realto E. Price, Vol. II; pg. 24
-submitted by S. Ferrall


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