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Frank Kronlage


Bremen Twp.



      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 competence.
     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.



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 340-341.  Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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