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Charles A. Dolk

Charles A. Dolk, who is a native of Crawford county, having been born three miles south of Kiron, on the 26th of August, 1873, is a son of Andrew and Hulda (Frodig) Dolk. The parents emigrated to the United States from Scandinavia and located on a farm in Sac county, Iowa, but they later removed to Crawford county. Four children were born to them, but only two are now living: Charles A., who is the oldest; and Seth A., the youngest member of the family, who now lives in North Dakota. The daughter, Lilly, and the third child, an infant, have both passed away.

Charles A. Dolk acquired his education in the common schools of this county and when he had attained his majority he began working for himself. He first obtained employment as a farm hand and after being identified with that occupation for eight years he located in Kiron, where he works as a machinist and plumber, in both of which lines he is meeting with a fair degree of success.

On the 2d of March, 1896, Mr. Dolk was united in marriage to Miss Matilda L. Johnson, a daughter of Erick and Anna (Palm) Johnson. She is one of a family of four children, who are as follows: John A., who lives in Kiron; Charles E., who is a resident of the same place; Matilda L.; and M. A. Johnson, living in Kiron. One child has been born unto Mr. and Mrs. Dolk, Sidney Raymond, who is now eight years of age.

They attend the Baptist church; and ever since attaining his majority Mr. Dolk has supported the candidates and measures of the republican party. He takes an active interest in all political questions and has served in a number of the minor township offices, the duties of which he faithfully discharged.

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