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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 1397~




Improvement and progress may well be said to form the keynote of the character of Carl Lauer, and he has not only been interested in the work of advancement in individual affairs, but his influence is felt in up building the community in Fayette county where he has long resided. He has been a very industrious man all his life, and as a result every mile-post of the years he has passed has found him further advanced, more prosperous, more sedate and with a larger number of friends than the preceding. He was born in Winneshiek county, Iowa, January 2, 1868, and he is the son of Philip Lauer, a successful and highly respected citizen of that county.


Mr. Lauer was educated in Millatery township, Winneshiek county, this state, attending the district schools during the winter months, a German school three winters, and working on the farm in crop season, assisting with the general work about his fatherís place. In 1891 he located in Dover township, Fayette county, Iowa, buying a farm of one hundred and thirty-eight acres, on which he farmed very successfully until 1899, when he bought one hundred and twenty acres in Windsor township, where he now resides, having developed an excellent farm which he manages in such a skillful manner that he ranks easily with the leading agriculturists of the township. He has a comfortable and nicely kept home and all the outbuildings, etc., that his needs require.


Mr. Lauer was married November 24, 1892, to Bertha Krueger, who was born in Jackson township, Washington county, Wisconsin. She is the daughter of Henry and Minnie ( Krueger ) Krueger, both born in Germany, where they were reared and educated, having come to America when young and married after reaching our shores. The trip to this country was an unusually long and tedious one, requiring three months. They located in Washington county, Wisconsin, where they farmed. The pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lauer has been graced by one winsome daughter, Elsie M., who was born in 1903.


Mr. and Mrs. Lauer are members of the German Lutheran church, and, politically, Mr. Lauer is a Republican. He is now serving very acceptably on his second term on the school board.



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