Biography of Louie L. Kassar
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LOUIE L. KASSAR.
The farm of Louie L. Kassar is situated on sections 15 and 16, Homer township, and comprises one hundred and twenty acres of rich land. Thereon he is engaged not only in the cultivation of cereals best adapted to soil and climate but also in the raising of high grade stock and is meeting with success in that undertaking. He was born in Illinois, August 26, 1878, a son of Louis and Emma (Hudson) Kassar, both of whom were natives of Germany. In early life they crossed the Atlantic to the new world and settled in Du Page county, Illinois, where the father purchased and improved land, continuing its cultivation throughout his remaining days, his death occurring in 1880 His widow survives and is now living in Buchanan county at the age of seventy two years.

Louie L. Kassar was reared and educated in Illinois and in Buchanan county, for with his mother he came to this county, settling on land which the father had previously purchased in Homer township. The usual experiences of the farm boy fell to his lot, for from an early age he worked in the fields, assisting in the task of plowing, planting and harvesting Eventually he purchased the old home place, comprising one hundred and twenty acres of sections 15 and 16, Homer township, his residence being situated on the former section. He has greatly improved the property and has continuously carried on farm work here with the exception of two years which he spent in farming near Elkton, South Dakota. Today upon his place are seen substantial buildings that furnish ample shelter to grain and stock. He is making a specialty of high grade shorthorn cattle and Poland China hogs and his annual sales of stock bring to him a gratifying return.

In August, 1901, Mr. Kassar was united in marriage to Miss Edna Robson, a daughter of Robert J. and Bessie (Councilman) Robson, the latter a native of Illinois, while the former was born in Canada. The father made farming his life occupation and after removing westward to Iowa in an early day settled in Clinton county, where he carried on general agricultural pursuits for some time. He afterward came to Buchanan county and invested in land in Homer township which he farmed for about twenty years. Hem is now living retired, making his home in Nebraska, but his wife died in January, 1910. Mr. and Mrs. Kassar have become parents of two children: Wayne F., ten years of age; and Donald L., aged three.

Mr. Kassar votes with the republican party and his ballot is intelligently cast because he always keeps in touch with the modern, significant issues and problems of the day. He and his wife hold membership in the Methodist church, are loyal to its teachings and generous in its support. He has made a creditable record as a farmer and, as the greater part of his life has been passed in Buchanan county, he is widely known here.

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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