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Edwin W. Radach

Edwin W. Radach has made for himself secure vantage place as one of the representative business men of the younger generation in his native county and is engaged in the conducting of a well-equipped general store in the village of Clayton, where his substantial trade is based upon effective service and fair and honorable dealings.

Mr. Radach was born in the village of Guttenberg, this county, on the 16th of July 1883, a member of a family of five children, of whom two are living. He is a son of John and Henrietta (Meltzer) Radach, who were born and reared in Germany, where their marriage was solemnized and whence they came to America in 1883, in May of which year, about two months prior to the birth of the subject of this review, they established their home in Clayton county, Iowa,where they still reside and where the father has been sexton of the City Cemetery.

In the public schools of his native county Edwin W. Radach continued his studies until his graduation in the high school at Guttenberg, and he then put his acquirements to practical test and utilization by becoming a teacher in the district schools, his activities in the pedagogic profession having continued, and that with marked success, during a period of three years. He then established his present business enterprise at Clayton and he has since been known as one of the leading business men and influential citizens of this village, with inviolable place in popular confidence and good will.

He has not sought public office or to enter the domain of practical politics, but he gives staunch support to the cause of the Democratic party and takes helpful interest in those things that tend to conserve the civic and material welfare of the community. Both he and his wife hold membership in the Lutheran church.

In 1908 was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Radach to Miss Linda Wedemeyer, who was born and reared in this county, and who is a daughter of Henry and Mary (Stade) Wedemeyer. Her parents were born in Germany and came to America in the '50s. Her father was one of the substantial farmers of Clayton county at the time of his death and here his venerable widow still maintains her home.

Mr and Mrs Radach have one son Orville J.H.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa; From The Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present; by Realto E. Price, Vol. II; pg. 337-338

-OCR scanned by S. Ferrall


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