Frank Kronlage is the owner of one hundred and sixty acres
of land situated in Bremen township, and in cultivating it has
found an occupation both congenial and profitable. He was born in
Oldenburg, Germany, September 6, 1845, and resided in the
fatherland until 1890, when he emigrated to the United States.
Upon reaching the new world he made his way to Dyersville, Iowa,
and rented land in that locality for three years. His resources
were sufficient at the end of that time to enable him to buy a
farm and he purchased one hundred and sixty acres on section 35,
Bremen township, Delaware county, three miles from Dyersville.
The farm is in a high state of cultivation and well improved and
is one of the attractive and valuable places in that township.
Mr. Kronlage is an energetic and practical farmer and his fields
yield him annually abundant harvests which insure him a
Mr. Kronlage was married in 1874 in Germany to Miss
Agnes Slamann, and for twenty years they shared life's
experiences, but on the 26th of February, 1894, Mrs. Kronlage was
called to her last rest. They were the parents of six children,
four of whom are living: Henry, born November 12, 1874, in
Oldenburg, Germany, is at home with his father and does the
greater part of the actual work of the farm; Elizabeth, also born
in Germany, is the wife of Ferdinand Thole, a farmer of Bremen
township; Joseph, born in this state, is a resident of Ionia,
Iowa; and Anna, born in Dubuque county, Iowa, is at home.
Mr. Kronlage had reached man's estate when he
emigrated to this country, but he has nevertheless thoroughly
acquainted himself with the customs of his adopted land and has
thoroughly identified himself with the welfare and progress of
Delaware county, being always ready to aid any movement that
seeks to better the community. He performs thoroughly any task
that he undertakes and the success and general respect that are
his are justly earned.