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Adolph F. Meyers

One of the capable and promising farmers of Crawford county is Adolph F. Meyers, whose home is on section 34, Soldier township, where he has a highly productive farm of three hundred and twenty acres.

He is a native of this county, born July 30, 1877, and is son of Adolph and Katrina (Vogelpohl) Meyers, both of whom were born in Germany. The father came to America at the age of twenty years and lived for some time in Cook county, Illinois, where he was married, coming in 1876 to Crawford county, Iowa. Here for thirty years he was actively identified with the agricultural interests.

At the time of his death in 1906 he owned seventeen hundred acres of land in this county. He was an unusually successful farmer, a man of great energy and perseverance, good judgment and unblemished character. His wife passed away in 1903. They were both members of the Lutheran church. There were seven children in their family, namely: Minnie, now the wife of Otto Stegemann, August, William, Dora, wife of Henry Weddemeyer, Adolph F. and Henry, all of whom are living in Crawford county; and Henry, who died at the age of eighteen years.

Adolph F. Meyers was reared on the home farm and received his education in the district schools. He remained at home until after the death of his father and began farming on his own account, being now the owner of three hundred and twenty acres, upon which he has made many valuable improvements. He cultivates the land to excellent advantage, raising cereals and also raising and feeding stock for the market. Honorable, prompt and true to every obligation, he is respected by his neighbors and justly stands high in the estimation of all who know him.

On the 5th of March, 1903, Mr. Meyers was united in marriage to Miss Emma Cheer, who was born in Iowa, June 1, 1880, a daughter of John and Barbara (Lamp) Cheer. Her father was born in Germany and her mother in Iowa. They were married in this state and are now living on a farm of three hundred and twenty acres in Woodbury county, the father being sixty-seven and the mother fifty-four years of age. They were the parents of eleven children, namely: Emma, now Mrs. Adolph F. Meyers; Louie, Lena, Adolph, Minnie and Emil, all of whom are at home; Clara, who died at the age of fourteen years; Leacy, Freda and Albert, who are at home; and Willie, who died in infancy. Four children have come to brighten the home of Mr. and Mrs. Meyers, namely: George, Otto, Edna and Clara.

Mrs. Meyers, like her husband, possessed advantages of education in the public schools. She is a member of the German Lutheran church as is Mr. Meyers, and they are loyal supporters of that organization. He gives his willing assistance to the promotion of the general good of the community and his voice and influence are always in behalf of improvement. He has been a lifelong democrat, and although he has never sought the honors of office he is ever ready to assist his friends who are ambitious to gain political recognition. He and his wife are genial and hospitable and have many friends in Crawford county.

Source: History of Crawford County, Iowa. Vol. II. Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1911.