IAGenWeb logo

Delaware County, Iowa


 Biography Directory

Godfrey Wenger

Farmer & Stockman

Adams Township



      Godfrey Wenger is busily engaged in the pursuits of farming and stock raising, owning and operating a well improved property of two hundred acres on section 5, Adams township. His birth occurred in Switzerland on the 10th of October, 1869, his father being John Wenger, also a native of that country, who emigrated to the United States in 1877. The latter located with his family in Jones county, Iowa, and there carried on farming throughout the remainder of his life, passing away in 1906. The mother of our subject was called to her final rest in 1894. To Mr. and Mrs. John Wenger were born eleven children, of whom the following still survive: John, who is a resident of Monticello, Iowa; Godfrey, of this review; Christopher, who makes his home in Manchester; Karl, who follows farming near Ryan; William, living near Langworthy; and Edward, who resides near Monticello.
     Godfrey Wenger, who was a lad of eight years when he accompanied his parents on their emigration to the new world, has devoted his attention to general agricultural pursuits throughout his entire business career. About eighteen years ago he purchased his present home farm of two hundred acres on section 5, Adams township, lying five and a half miles from Ryan. Previously he had resided in Hazel Green township, Delaware county. He follows general farming and stock raising and in both branches of his business has met with success, conducting his interests in a practical, progressive and resultant man­ner.
     In 1896 Mr. Wenger was united in marriage to Miss Emma Messerli, a daughter of James Messerli, of Switzerland. To them have been born three children: Harry, Louis and Gladys. Mr. Wenger is one of the representative agriculturists of Delaware county and progressive, public-spirited citizens who is well worthy of the high regard in which he is uniformly held.



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 251-252-169. Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


Return to Delaware County