Biography of L. E. Engelbert
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L. E. ENGELBERT.
Many years of well directed labor as an agriculturist enabled L. E. Engelbert to accumulate a competence and he is now living retired in Conroy. A native of Hilton township, this county, he was born on the 15th of August, 1866, of the marriage of Christopher and Eelen Engelbert, further mention of whom is made elsewhere in this work.

L E Engelbert remained upon the home farm until he was of age, assisting in its operation. Upon attaining his majority he assumed complete charge of the farm work and subsequently bought the property, which is on sections 4 and 9, Hilton township, and is a highly productive and valuable tract. He has since added to it and now holds title to three hundred and thirty acres of fine land. He continued to farm and raise stock until 1914 and then, deciding that he had enough of this world's goods, he retired from business and removed to Conroy, where he has a fine residence.

On the 16th of January, 1889, Mr. Engelbert married Miss Anna C. Faltonson, who was born in Hilton township and is a daughter of Jonas and Julia (Markeson) Faltonson, both natives of Norway. In the early '50s they came to the new world with their family and after landing in the United States continued their journey westward, settling first in La Salle county, Illinois, and later in this county. They located upon a farm in Hilton township and the father devoted the remainder of his life to its operation. Both he and his wife have passed away. Six of their eight children survive. Mr. and Mrs. Engelbert have two children: Winifred, who has received an excellent musical education and is still at home; and Luella M., a graduate of the Marengo high school. She married Herman Olson and they reside upon the old homestead.

Mr. Engelbert is a democrat and served acceptably as road superintendent. He was also for twelve years school director. Fraternally he is connected with Marengo Lodge, No. 148, I. O. O. F., and also with the Rebekahs. His wife is a Rebekah and she also belongs to the Woman's Relief Corps. Both Mr. and Mrs Engelbert hold membership in the Presbyterian church and are active in movements that seek the moral betterment of their community. None grudges him the rest and leisure which he is now enjoying as it was earned by unremitting labor and the wise management of his affairs.

From:
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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