Biography of Albert Buehler
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Albert Buehler, well known as a highly respected farmer and stock raiser of Homer township, living on section 35, is busily engaged in the further development and improvement of his farm, which comprises two hundred acres. He is among the worthy sons of this section of the state that Germany has furnished to Iowa, his birth having occurred in the fatherland April 19, 1861. His parents, Alexander and Justine (Saal) Buehler, were also natives of Germany. The father was a farmer by occupation and always carried on that pursuit in Germany till death called him in 1873. His widow survives and yet makes her home in Germany.

Through the period of his minority Albert Buehler remained with his parents and acquired his education in the public schools. In accordance with the laws of the land he served for three years in the German army and in 1884, when twenty three years of age, he bade adieu to friends and native country and sailed for the new world, wishing to test the reports which he had heard concerning the favorable opportunities offered on this side the Atlantic. He settled in Marion, Linn county, Iowa, where he began work as a farm hand, being thus employed for five years. He afterward rented land in Benton county, Iowa, and continued to cultivate leased farms in this state, in Texas and in Minnesota for six years. It was his ambition, however, to own property and during that period he not only carefully saved his earnings but also as carefully watched his expenses in order to secure capital that would enable him to purchase land. At the end of that time he bought one hundred and sixty acres on section 35, Homer township, and since then he has added a forty acre tract adjoining. Today his farm of two hundred acres is a valuable property, carefully and systematically managed. He follows modern methods of farming and the results are not only sure but desirable. The fields bring forth good crops annually and for these he finds a ready sale on the market. He also engages in stock raising and keeps on hand high grades of stock. In addition to his other interests he owns stock in the Farmers Elevator Company of Walker.

In February; 1889, was celebrated the marriage of Mr. Buehler and Miss Ellen Kleitch, a daughter of John and Kate (Nemmers) Deitch, natives of Germany, in which country the birth of Mrs. Buehler occurred on the 15th of April, 1858. She was brought to America by her parents when six months old and the family home was established in Jackson county, Iowa, where her father rented land for some time. He afterward removed to Linn county, where he purchased a farm and there carried on general agricultural pursuits throughout his remaining days, his death occurring in 1882. His wife survived him for nearly two decades, passing away in 1901. Mr. and Mrs. Buehler have seven children, namely: Kate, Elizabeth, Charles, Mary, Nicholas, John and Lena.

The religious faith of the family is that of the Catholic church and in politics Mr. Buehler is a democrat. His is one of the splendidly improved farms of the county and the home is a hospitable one, the spirit of good cheer there reigning supreme. They have gained many friends during the period of their residence in this county and Mr. Buehler is numbered among the self made men who owe their prosperity entirely to their own labors. He has never had occasion to regret his determination to come to the new world, for in this land, where effort is unhampered by caste or class and where the door of opportunity is open to all, he has worked his way steadily upward, possessing in generous measure those qualities of industry and persistency which are indispensable factors in the attainment of prosperity. He has never sought to win a fortune through speculation or any underhand business method, but has been thoroughly trustworthy in his dealings and solely through close attention to farming and stock raising has gained the creditable place that he now occupies.

From:
History of Bachanan County, Iowa
And its People
By Harry Church and Katharyn J. Chappell
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago 1914


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