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Charles H. Angell


Delhi Twp.


      A fine farm of two hundred acres situated on section 4, Delhi township, is the visible evidence of the success which has attended the efforts of Charles H. Angell, a progressive agriculturist, who was born in that township on the 15th of July, 1871, a son of George G. and Lucinda (Annis) Angell, both natives of the state of New York. The father arrived in this county in 1854, one year after the mother had accompanied her parents here. The Annis family settled in Spring Branch and the marriage of Lucinda Annis and George G. Angell took place in this county on the 14th of October, 1860. They became the parents of four children: George, a resident of Delhi township; Rena, who died in 1883; Charles H., of this review; and Addie, the wife of George Pulver, of Delhi township. The father was called from this life in 1908 and the mother resides with her children.
     Charles H. Angell spent his boyhood as did most farm lads of this section, aiding his father in the work of the homestead and during the winter months attending the district schools and thus gaining a knowledge of the fundamental branches of learning. He has never seen any good reason for changing his occupation and is recognized as one of the prosperous and efficient farmers of the county. He owns two hundred acres of land in Delhi township within a few miles of both Earlville and Delaware and gives especial attention to the raising of full blooded Ayrshire cattle. His animals are splendid specimens of the breed and sell for a high price. His proximity to two good markets facilitates the disposing of his grain and stock and in many ways adds to the desirability of his farm, which is highly developed arid well improved.
     Mr. Angell was married on the 21st of November, 1894, to Miss Anna Zirtzmann, a daughter of Carl and Hannah (Arndt) Zirtzmann, both natives of Germany, who emigrated to the United States several decades ago. Four children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Angell, namely: Harold, Rena, Myron and Lou, all of whom are still at home.
     Mr. Angell is a republican in his political allegiance, but independent in his voting, giving first consideration to the candidate's qualifications. He takes a praiseworthy interest in all things that affect the general good. The operation of his farm, however, demands the greater part of his time and in performing well the tasks that lie close at hand he contributes to the agricultural development of the county as well as gains a competence for himself.


~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 319.  Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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