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Heinrich Edmund Kuhl

One of the energetic and successful young agriculturists of Iowa township is Heinrich Edmund Kuhl, who is engaged in general fanning and stock-raising.

He is the eldest son of Marcus and Anna (Kuhl) Kuhl, his birth occurring in Iowa township on the 14th of February, 1878. The father, who is one of the substantial farmers and extensive landowners of Crawford county, has been a resident of Iowa township for over forty years. He is now operating a farm of eight hundred and ten acres, which he has acquired through his own unaided efforts. Seven children were born to him and his wife three of whom Ludwig, Ernest and Carl, are deceased. Those surviving are: Heinrich Edmund, our subject; Ida Augusta, at home; Emma Matilda, the wife of J. W. Anthony; and Carl, also at home.

Heinrich Edmund Kuhl was reared upon the family homestead, acquiring his early education in the district schools of his native township, following which he attended the high school in Manning for one year, then entered the college at Denison. He remained a member of the paternal household until he was twenty-six years of age, assisting his father in the cultivation of the farm. Under the capable supervision of the latter he acquired a very thorough knowledge of agricultural methods and stock-raising and thus began his career well fitted for the pursuit of his chosen vocation, which he had resolved was to be that of an agriculturist. He first located upon a farm which was one mile east of his present homestead, remaining there one year, following which he removed to where he is now living. Here he engages in general farming and stock-raising, making a specialty of feeding cattle for the market. He is meeting with success in his undertakings, the proceeds from which he is turning back into his property, upon which he has made all of the improvements.

Mr. Kuhl was married March 23, 1904, to Miss Carolina Jahn, and they have become the parents of three children: Elsie, Herbert and Melvina.

They affiliate with the Lutheran denomination and politically Mr. Kuhl gives his support to the candidates of the republican party. Although he has never prominently participated in township affairs, not being an office seeker, he takes an active interest in matters of a governmental nature. Forecasting his future by what the past has manifested, Mr. Kuhl seems assured of becoming one of the representative farmers of the county.

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