Emil Bielenberg, a well known and substantial resident of Schleswig, devotes his attention to general farming ana stockraising interests, owning one hundred and sixty acres of productive land in Ida county.
His birth occurred in that county on the 4th of November, 1879, his parents being Jacob and Emma (Meyer) Bielenberg. Their family numbered seven children, as follows: Emil, of this review; Lena, the wife of Fred Petersen, of Crawford county; William, who is likewise a resident of Crawford county; Dora, the wife of John Bendixen, of this county; Fred, who is deceased; Minnie, the wife of William Aldag, of Ida county; and August, who has passed away.
Emil Bielenberg was reared on the home farm and early gained practical knowledge of the best methods of tilling the soil and caring for the crops. The work of the fields has claimed his time and energies throughout his entire business career and until the spring of 1910 he worked as a farm hand. At that time he purchased one hundred and sixty acres of land in Ida county, where he is now carrying on general farming and stock-raising, meeting with a gratifying measure of success in both branches of his business.
On the 25th of June, 1903, Mr. Bielenberg was joined in wedlock to Miss Maggie Petersen, a daughter of J. C. and Anne Petersen, of Schleswig. His political allegiance is given to the democracy, while in religious faith he is a Lutheran. He is a young man whose life has ever been actuated by upright and honorable principles and well merits the regard and esteem which are uniformly accorded him.
Source: History of Crawford County, Iowa. Vol. II. Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1911.