The last named was educated in the public schools of Princeton. He studied law with Peters & Skinner, at Princeton, and twenty-two years ago came to Jefferson. For a year he occupied a clerical position in the Greene County Bank, after which he became cashier of the City Bank, which was organized in 1876 with a capital of fifty thousand dollars, for the conduct of a general banking business. The present officers are: Charles Bofink, president; Henry Haag, cashier; and M. G. McDuffie, assistant cashier. Mr. Haag is also interested in the Bank of Scranton, at Scranton, Iowa, and in the First National Bank, at Churdan, this state. He has made extensive and judicious investments in property, owning thirteen hundred and sixty acres of valuable land in Greene county. A farm of four hundred acres south of Jefferson he conducts himself, carrying on stock-raising. He owns two sections of land in South Dakota and is one of the heaviest landholders of Greene county, recognized as a man of excellent business ability and sound judgement. His home too, is one of the finest residences in Jefferson.
Mr. Haag was married in Princeton, Illinois, in 1887, to Miss Minnie B. Kinnan, who was born in Bureau county, Illinois, a daughter of Captain J. S. and Marian (Stark) Kinnan, both of whom are now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Haag have one child, Pauline K., born in 1897.
Mr. Haag is a member of the Masonic and the Odd Fellows' fraternities. In politics he is a republican, and is interested in community affairs to the extent of giving active, hearty and helpful co-operation to many measures for the general good. He has served as chairman of the board of supervisors for seven years, while for a similar period he served on the city council and is now a member of the library board, having been an incumbent in this position for five years.
Transcribed from "Past and Present of Greene County, Iowa Together With Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Prominent and Leading Citizens and Illustrious Dead," by E. B. Stillman assisted by an Advisory Board consisting of Paul E. Stillman, Gillum S. Toliver, Benjamin F. Osborn, Mahlon Head, P. A. Smith and Lee B. Kinsey, Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1907, pp. 209-210.
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