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.