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William Kehril


Section 18, Hazel Green Township



      William Kehrli, who passed away on the 6th of May, 1901, at the comparatively early age of thirty four years, followed agricultural pursuits in Delaware county throughout his entire business career and was widely recognized as one of the progressive and enterprising farmers and stock raisers of Hazel Green township, residing on section 18. His birth occurred in Jones county, Iowa, on the 8th of March 1867, his parents being Alexander and Alesia Kehrli, who emigrated from Germany to America at an early day. The family home was established on a farm in Jones county, Iowa.

      William Kehril acquired his education in the district schools of that county and continued his scholastic training in Delaware county when his parents took up their abode here about 1888. On starting out as an agriculturist on own account, he purchased seventy seven acres of improved farm land i Hazel Green township and there successfully followed farming and stock raising throughout the remainder of his life. He conducted his interests in accordance with the most practical and progressive methods  and was numbered among the substantial and representative agriculturists and was numbered among the substantial and representative agriculturists of his community.

       On the 13th of February, 1890, Mr. Kehrli was united in marriage to Miss Rosa Smith, a daughter of Abrose and Maria (Dolan) Smith. Her father is deceased, but her mother survives and makes her home with her sons in Hazel Green township. To Mr. and Mrs. Kehrli were born four children, namely: Opal Celia, Louis Marcus, Thomas Earl and William Vincent.

      Mr. Kehrli gave his political allegiance to the republican party and took active interest in public matters but never sought nor desire the honors and emoluments of office, preferring to concentrate his attention upon his private affairs. He died on the 6th of May, 1901, and was buried at Belmont, the community thus losing a representative young agriculturist and highly respected citizen. To his friends and family his death came as a sever blow and his memory will long be cherished in their hearts. 



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 347-348. Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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