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Delaware County, Iowa


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A. E. File


Milo Township



     A. E. File, a native son and representative agriculturist of Delaware county, owns and operates a will improved farm of two hundred and eighty acres on section 28, Milo township. His birth occurred in South Fork township on the 10th of September, 1866, his parents being Frederick and Susie Theresa File, both of whom were natives of Germany. They crossed the Atlantic to the United States in 1856, locating on a farm in Delaware county, and here the father passed away in 1876. They had nine children, four of whom survive, as follows: Amelia, who is the wife of William Loveland of Linn county, Iowa; E. R. File, a resident of Milo township; A. E., of this review; and W. E., living in Hazel Green township.
     A. E. File received the advantages of a college education in his youth and remained under the parental roof until he had attained his majority, when he took up the profession of teaching and also worked in a creamery. Subsequently he rented the old home place and operated the farm successfully for four years, on the expiration of which period he purchased land in Union township, residing thereon for seven years. After disposing of the property he bought and now owns two hundred and eighty acres on section 28, Milo township, where he has carried on agricultural pursuits continuously to the present time. He also con­ducts a dairy and has met with excellent success in both branches of his business.
     On the 13th of September, 1905, Mr. File was united in marriage to Miss Jennie Mangold, a native of Delaware county and a daughter of Jacob and Frances (Marshall) Mangold, the former born in Switzerland and the latter in Germany. They emigrated to the United States in the early '50s and took up government land in this county. The father still resides on the old homestead here, but the mother has passed away. They became the parents of ten children. Mr. and Mrs. File have three children, as follows: Mildred A., who was born June 26. 1906; Clarence M., whose birth occurred on the 1st of May, 1908; and Howard A., whose natal day was March 31, 1914.
     Mr. File gives his political allegiance to the republican party and has ably served in the positions of trustee, assessor and township clerk, making a most commendable record as a public official. With his family he attends the services of the Congregational church. Both he and his wife have spent their entire lives in Delaware county and have an extensive circle of friends here, the hospitality of the best homes being freely accorded them



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II.

The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 101-102.

               Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~ transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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