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Fayette County, Iowa  

 History Directory

Past and Present of Fayette County Iowa, 1910

Author: G. Blessin


B. F. Bowen & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana


Vol. I, Biographical Sketches



~Page 1242~




In the collection of material for the biographical department of this publication there has been a constant aim to use a wise discrimination in regard to the selection of subjects and to exclude none worthy of representation within its pages. Here will be found mention of worthy citizens of all vocations, and at this juncture we are permitted to offer a brief resume of the career of one of the most active and highly respected citizens of Illyria township, where he has maintained his home since babyhood, having achieved abundant success in his chosen field of endeavor, that of farming and stock raising, he having chosen to remain in his native community in Fayette county rather than seek uncertain fortune elsewhere.


The gentleman referred to in the preceding paragraph, Albert J. Gehring, was born in Illyria township, Fayette county, Iowa, November 5, 1862, the representative of a well known family here in the early days. He received his education in the public schools and when merely a boy began working on the farm and continued agricultural pursuits ever since, having remained on the home place until 1903, when he moved to Elgin and in this neighborhood purchased forty acres of rich land which he has kept well tilled and which has yielded him a comfortable living from year to year. It is located about a mile from town, in one of the best sections of the county. While living on the home farm, Mr. Gehring dealt extensively in livestock, breeding road horses and shorthorn cattle, and he still handles some horses, both road and draft, and, understanding well the care and training of them, so that they, always sell readily and at high prices, Mr. Gehring having long been known as one of the best judges of horses in the county.

In 1902 Mr. Gehring married Nancy Kimpson, who was born and reared in this county, where her parents are well and favorably known. This union has resulted in the birth of two children, namely: Amy Arleta four years old at this writing, and Richard Albert, now two years of age.


Fraternally, Mr. Gehring is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and politically he is a Republican, but he takes no special interest in political matters and is not an office seeker. Mr. and Mrs. Gehring have a pleasant home and they have numerous friends throughout this section of the county.


~transcribed for the Fayette Co IAGenWeb Project by Cheryl Walker


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