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Henry C. Baars

Henry C. Baars is associated with his next younger brother, Fritz, in the operation of the fine old homestead farm, in Section 36 Highland township, that figures as the place of their birth, and they are known as progressive and energetic young agriculturists and stock-growers of their native county, with secure place in popular esteem. Henry C. Baars was born on this farm on the 29th of August, 1888, and is a son of Henry and Augusta (Adam) Baars, the former of whom was born in Mecklenburg, Germany, and the latter in West Prussia. Henry Baars was a young man when he came to the United States, and in 1869 he came to Clayton county and established his home in Cox Creek township. He later removed to and improved one of the fine farms of Highland township, and he and his wife now reside at Elkader, the county seat, where he is living retired, after having won substantial prosperity through his long and effective association with farm industry. He is a Democrat in politics, and hoe and his wife are earnest communicants of the Lutheran church. Herman, the eldest of their seven children, is a prosperous farmer in Sperry township; Henry C. and Fritz, as already noted, are associated in the operations oil the old home farm, which comprises two hundred acres, and Fritz was here born on the 17th of November, 1890; Albert died in childhood, as did also Hilda; and Alfred and Carrie remain at the parental home. Henry C. Baars is indebted to the public schools of his native county for his early education, and he continued to assist in the operation of the home farm until he was twenty years old. He passed the following years in South Dakota, then resumed his association with the work of the home farm and one year later he and his brother Fritz assumed the active control and management of the fine old homestead, upon which they have since continued their successful operations in diversified agriculture and the raising of excellent live stock. The subject of this review is serving as school director of his district, is a Democrat in his political adherency and both he and his wife hold membership in the Lutheran church. Mr. Baars is married to Miss Katherine Kuehl, daughter of Joseph J. Kuehl, of whom individual mention is made on other pages of this work.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa; From The Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present; by Realto E. Price, Vol. II; pg. 27-28
-submitted by S. Ferrall


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