Transcribed by Pamela Wagler from: Biographical Review of Des Moines County, Iowa: Containing Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of Many of the Prominent Citizens of To-day and Also of the Past, Hobart Publishing Company, Chicago, 1905.


One of the younger and highly respected tillers of the soil of Mediapolis, and who is a native of the Hawkeye State, which is watered at so many points by the beautiful river known to all as the father of waters, is Benjamin Asmussen. He is a son of Fred and Eliza (Vollmer) Asmussen, and was born in Burlington, Sept. 27, 1875. When a mere babe, his parents moved to Franklin township, and here in the district schools he gained his education. His father was a prosperous painter of Des Moines county for many years.

His marriage to Miss Isabell Aletha Logan took place Dec. 19, 1901. His wife is a daughter of William and Louisa Elizabeth (Tibbetts) Logan, and was born in Franklin township March 10, 1879. Her father died in 1894, and her mother, who is still living, makes her home in Sigourney, Iowa.

Mr. and Mrs. Asmussen have no children. They have a nice and comfortable home, where all their friends are ever made welcome. Mr. Asmussen is gradually placing modern machinery upon his farm, and each year finds the land in a higher state of cultivation. He takes much pleasure in all movements that work a benefit to the State and county. In politics he has ever been a strong Democrat, but has always believed he could promote the interests of his party to better advantage by not being in the possession of any office.

Mr. Asmussen is a very genial and friendly man, and one who is making his ladder in life of the strongest rounds of honor, industry, great energy, and upright living, and has already attained a success in business that many an older man might well envy.

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