F. G. Baldwin, who owns a good farm on sections 25 and 30, Honey Creek township, has passed his entire life
in this part of Iowa, being born in Iowa county on the 7th of August, 1866. His parents, Moses and Delia G. Brown,
were natives of Ohio. The father, who was a farmer by occupation passed away when our subject was but nine years
of age. There were four children in the family: Otis; Stella, who married W. E. Wallace, of Cherryvale, Kansas,
and died on the 19th of March, 1905, leaving five children; F. G.; and Emma.
Our subject was adopted at an early age by a Mr. Baldwin and has since been known by that name. He received his
education in the district schools and early became familiar with agricultural work. He has proved very successful
as a farmer and owns a fine tract of land on sections 25 and 30, Honey Creek township. He is also a carpenter and
builder and has erected a number of structures in Iowa county. All that he does is done well and the success which
has attended his labors is well deserved.
Mr. Baldwin was married on the 7th of August, 1894, to Miss Emma L. Karth, of Iowa county. Her parents, Henry and
Barbara (Walkerman) Karth, were natives respectively of Germany and Pennsylvania. The father was brought to America
by his parents when he was nine years of age. On reaching years of maturity he began farming on his own account
and was highly esteemed by those who knew him. To him and his wife were born sixteen children, of whom nine daughters
and four sons grew to maturity. Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin have two children: Clyste, whose birth occurred on the 1st
of December, 1895; and Ivo, whose birth occurred on the 7th of March, 1898.
Mr. Baldwin gives his political allegiance to the democratic party and is now serving as assessor of his township.
He is also a school director and takes a keen interest in everything relating to the public welfare. The material
prosperity which he enjoys is the result of his industry' and good management, as he began with no capital and
has had to depend upon his own resources since starting out on his independent career.
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Iowa County, IA
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