Who's Who in Dallas County, Iowa, 1940
WIESE, HENRY OLIVER
President of Plow Welding Co; b West Side, Iowa May 6, 1876; s of John Wiese-Sophia Hagerdorn; ed West Side HS 1896; Iowa St Coll 1898, worked way through sch as stationary engr in 1st electric plant of Ames Coll; m Libbie Amelia Votroubek Sept 21, 1899 Vail; s Lee Oliver; 1896-97 appr in blacksmith shop, $60 annually & board, Lost Nation; 1897 appr in blacksmith shop, 6 months, Constato S D; 1896 carp 6 months & worked in blacksmith shop, West Side; 1899 estab blacksmith shop at Five Mile House, Crawford Co; 1899-1906 owner Bauers Blacksmith Shop, West Side, 1903 built high wheeled car, 1906 developed 1st electric generating plant; 1905-06 mechanic for Sweeney Auto Co, Carroll; 1906 real est agt 6 months, Tex; 1906-09 owner & opr gen blacksmithing & wagon work shop, Perry; 1908 owner farm, Davis Co; 1909 opr taxi 6 months; 1909 erected bldg for Shorthill Steele Work, Perry; 1910-21 owner & opr blacksmith shop, Perry; 1922-23 ptr of L E Hill, blacksmith & specialist in acetylene welding, built own oxygen & acetylene generator; 1923-24 owner & opr gen blacksmith & welding business; holds patent for electric arc method, only process ever used in conditioning plow shares without use of fire forge; 1934- with son in Wiese Plow Welding Co, started with acetylene welding, son developed electric welding; pat mbr city coun; mbr vol fire dept; Bur of Commerce; BPOE 407; AF & AM 299; Meth Ch; hobby: inventing; off 1507 Bateman; res 1314 7th, Perry.
From Who's Who in Iowa, by Iowa Press Association, Des Moines: Iowa Press Association, 1940, pg. 346.
Transcribed by Conni McDaniel Hall, July 2014.
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