Henry Haag for twenty-one years cashier of the City Bank of Jefferson, was born in Princeton, Illinois, October 6, 1958. His father, Andrew Haag, born in Germany in 1818, emigrated to America and settled at Princeton about sixty-nine years ago. Though never actively engaged in farming, he owned considerable farm property, from which he derived a good income, while living a retired life in the city of Princeton. His death occurred in Princeton when he had reached the age of seventy-nine years and his widow is still living at the age of ninety years. They were married in Pennsylvania, Mrs. Haag bearing the maiden name of Phoebe Drumm. She resides with a son in Washington, Indiana, and has been a life-long member of the German Evangelical church, to which her husband also belonged. Their family numbered four children: G. C., an engineer on the Kansas Southern Railroad, residing at Pittsburg, Kansas; Andrew, an engineer on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, living at Washington, Indiana; William, deceased; and Henry.|
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.