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Don A. Preussner




       Don A. Preussner, cashier of the First National Bank of Manchester, has made a creditable record as a leading and progressive young business man and citizen. He is highly esteemed wherever known and most of all where he is best known. He was born in Richland township, February 2, 1883, a son of Louis C. and Ella E. (Hooker) Preussner. The father, a native of Illinois, was born October 27, 1849, and was reared to the occupation of farming. His parents removed to Delaware county in 1854 and settled upon a farm in Richland township, where he was reared. At the present writing, in 1914, he is the state deputy game warden, which position he has filled for four years. He wedded Ella E. Hooker, a native of Richland township, born April 11, 1857, and a daughter of Myron and Nancy (Parmenter) Hooker. Their marriage was celebrated August 25, 1875, and they are now living in Manchester, having moved from the farm in 1895 to permit their son to attend the public schools. In their family were three children, but Ben died at the age of five years arid Dean when two years of age.
       The only surviving member of the family is Don A. Preussner, whose name introduces this review, and after acquiring his preliminary education in the district schools near his father's farm he became a student in the Manchester high school, from which he was graduated with the class of 1902. Following his graduation he became connected with the Manchester & Oneida Railroad, remaining in that employ for three years, at the end of which time he entered the service of the First National Bank, leaving the railroad in the forenoon and entering the bank in the afternoon of the same day. He is now the efficient bank cashier, popular with the patrons of the institution and a thoroughly trustworthy representative of the bank, carefully safeguarding the interests of stockholders and officers. He is also the owner of farm lands in Kansas in addition to owning stock in the bank.
       On the 14th of December, 1910, Mr. Preussner was married to Miss Fran R. Lovelace, who was born in Monticello, Iowa, a daughter of Clay and Mary (Dando) Lovelace. Mr. Lovelace is deceased and Mrs. Lovelace is living in Manchester, Iowa. Mr. Preussner votes with the republican party and fraternally is connected with the Masons and the Woodmen of the World. He is widely and favorably known in military circles, being a captain of the a company of the National Guard in Manchester, and by his fine marksmanship in national competitions has won quite a number of medals. At all times he has been an exemplary young man, enjoying the respect, good-will and friendship of all with whom he has come in contact.


~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 467-468. Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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