William H. Ebendorf, who for the past sixteen years has been one of the leading tailors in Waukon, is a native
of Iowa, born in Clayton county, June 11, 1873. He was reared and educated in his native section and after laying
aside his books learned the tailor's trade at Elkader, later attending a cutting school in Chicago, where he finished
the course, becoming a skilled and expert workman in this line. Upon his graduation he returned to Iowa, settling
in Elkader in 1896. He established himself in business there, but remained only one year, coming at the end of
that time to Waukon, where he has since remained. His patronage increased rapidly as his fine workmanship and reasonable
became more widely known and in 1907 Mr. Ebendorf was obliged to purchase his own business house, in which he today
conducts a large and growing tailoring concern. In connection with this he does French dry cleaning and has secured
a liberal patronage.
Mr. Ebendorf married, January 25, 1898, Miss Anna Beer, a native of Elkader, and they have three children, Lura
May, Harry and Herbert. Mr. Ebendorf is a member of the Masonic fraternity, holding membership in the lodge and
chapter, and he has held various important official positions in the organization. He is also a member of the Knights
of Pythias and is serving as chancellor commander. He belongs to the Modern Woodmen of America and in that organization
served as national delegate to the convention held in Buffalo, New York. in June, 1911, and to the Chicago convention
held in January, 1912. He is prominent in local republican politics, being now in the third term of his able service
as township trustee, his official life being distinguished by the same qualities of energy, enterprise and sterling
integrity which form the basis of his successful business career.
Past and Present of Allamakee County, Iowa
A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievemant
By: Ellery M. Hancock
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Allamakee County, IA
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