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Delaware County, Iowa


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John B. Haeussler


Adams Twp.



     Although his residence in Delaware county has been of but brief duration, John B. Haeussler is already making a place for himself in agricultural circles here. He is now cultivating a well improved tract of one hundred and sixty acres, located on section 25, Adams township. He is a native of the state, born in Monticello, August 26, 1873, his parents being Benjamin D. and Minnie (Helgens) Haeussler. They still reside in that city, where the father formerly conducted a butcher shop. In their family were ten children, of whom six are living: John B., of this review; Nellie, the wife of Fred Sellinger; Anna, the wife of Henry Rehorst; Rena, the wife of Hans Kettletz; Augusta, at home; and Lena, who is a nurse, making her home in Iowa City.
     Mr. Haeussler was reared in the home of his parents and acquired a fair education in the public schools. He eventually entered upon an independent business venture by following the occupation of farming and prior to coming to Delaware county was located at Coggon. Iowa. He is now the owner of a well improved farm of one hundred and sixty acres on section 25, Adams township, and is successfully engaged in farming and stock-raising, having made his home on this place only since the first of March, 1914. The residence is modern and up-to date, lighted with electricity and heated by hot water, while water is also piped into the house. On this model and well kept farm there is a place for everything and everything is in its place, and Mr. Haeussler's management of it is a lesson in thrift, perseverance and industry.
    It was on the 1st of March, 1899, that Mr. Haeussler was united in marriage to Miss Lena Ehlers, a daughter of Henry and Barbara (Mangold) Ehlers. Mr. Ehlers was numbered among the pioneers of Delaware county, having located here in 1854, at which time he preempted forty acres of land from the government. Later he added to his holdings. He was prominent in public affairs, having held a number of local offices, while for eight years he served as supervisor. He had three children: William, deceased; John; and Mrs. Haeussler. John married Hattie Butterfield in 1890, and they have two children, Clara and Henry. The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Haeussler has been blessed with six children, Ernest, William, Bernice Mildred, Henry, Aletha and June.
    Mr. Haeussler gives his political support to the republican party. He was reared in the faith of the Lutheran church, but his wife is a member of the Methodist church. He belongs to that class of representative young men who rapidly discern opportunities for improvement and who are fast forging to the front.



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 257-258.  Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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