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Fayette County, Iowa
Past and Present of Fayette County Iowa, 1910
Author: G. Blessin
B. F. Bowen & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana
Vol. I, Biographical Sketches
Clarence M. Deming
Mr. Deming is a well known and respected citizen, and although he has been in failing health for some years he retains his fortitude and cheerfulness which has characterized his life in the past and made him many friends wherever he has cast his lot. Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. George Deming, six of whom are living at this writing, namely: Effie, Mrs. Flower; Hattie, Mrs. Richards; Florence, Mrs. Rawson; Bertha is clerking is a store; Fern married a Mr. Foster; those deceased are Glenn and Lottie.
Clarence M. Deming received a common school education in the schools of his native community and in his youth assisted with the work on the home place.
On January 1, 1889, he married Ida Stetter, daughter of Rev. George Stetter, of the German Methodist church, having filled the pulpits in his regular charges at Sioux City, Freeport, Iowa, and Galena, Illinois. He is a native of Germany and a man of much influence in the church. Mr. and Mrs. Deming began their married life on his present farm of one hundred and twenty acres in section 26, in Fairfield township.
It is safe to say that there are few farmers in Fayette county who have more or better improvements on their farms than have been placed here by Mr. Deming. Whatever he does is done well, and thoroughness, close application and persistency have been keynotes to his success.
Besides general farming, he has long handled a great deal of stock and is a breeder of some excellent grades. He has prepared his buildings for watering and feeding where he can take the very best care of all kinds of stock. His farm seems well adapted to the raising of grains, grasses,--in fact, most anything suited to this latitude. He has a neat and substantial home and splendid outbuildings of all kinds.
Fraternally, Mr. Deming is a member
of the Modern Woodmen of America, and, politically, he is a Republican.
Mrs. Deming and her daughters take much interest not only in beautifying
the home, but in poultry raising and the general success of the farm. The
two daughters are Pearl, born December 20, 1890, and Emogene, born
November 29, 1894; they both have a good common school education.
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