Delaware County, Iowa
Fred C. Kleinsorge
| Fred C. Kleinsorge, a
well known and representative citizen of Richland township, is
actively engaged in the real estate business at Dundee and has
met with gratifying success in this connection. His birth
occurred in Waterloo, Black Hawk county, Iowa, on the 2d of
October, 1876, his parents being August and Mary (Wegman)
Kleinsorge, both of whom were natives of Germany. The mother
emigrated to America with her parents in 1854, and the father
came to this country about the same time, settling on a farm in
Clayton county, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. August Kleinsorge now make
their home at Lamont, this state, and their children are ten in
Fred C. Kleinsorge acquired a common-school education
in his youth and remained under the parental roof until
twenty-two years of age. He then embarked in the lumber business
at Dundee, Iowa, conducting an enterprise of that character for a
period of thirteen years or until he sold out to Richter & Thiel.
Subsequently he turned his attention to the real estate business
and has been successfully engaged therein to the present time.
In early manhood Mr. Kleinsorge was united in marriage
to Miss Erma M. Heyer, a daughter of George Heyer, of Coffins
Grove township, this county. Our subject gives his political
allegiance to the republican party, while his religious faith is
that of the Lutheran church, to which his wife also belongs. He
is interested in all that pertains to the material and moral
development of the community and is regarded as one of Richland
township's most respected and valued citizens.
~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People,
Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company,
1914, Chicago. Page 50-51.
Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.
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