Lyon County Genealogy

 

Otto J. Reimers

Representative from Lyon county, was born March 16, 1878, at Scott, Iowa. Came to Lyon county, Iowa, in 1885, as a boy.  Attended the district school and later the Rock Rapids high school.  He then entered Northwestern Union college at Le Mars, Iowa, graduating after two years from their commercial course.  He taught rural schools three years and then took up the commercial course.  He taught rural schools three years and then took up the occupation of farming.  He was secretary of a township school board fourteen years, secretary and director of farmers' elevator fifteen years, president of the Lyon county farm bureau 1919-1923, and treasurer of the bureau in 1924. 

He was married in 1905 to Ella Rohde of Inwood, Iowa.  He has one daughter, Elva.   He was elected as a representative in 1924 on the democrat ticket and was reelected in 1926.  He was a member of the Congregational church, Masonic Order, I.O.O.F. and other fraternal organizations.

 

From: Iowa Official Register 1927-1928; Biographies of State Representatives.

Transcribed by Sharyl Ferrall
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