Andrew G. Faas is one of the well to do farmers of Iowa county, owning three hundred and eighteen acres of good
land in English township. He was born in Wisconsin on the 7th of April, 1864, of the marriage of Gottlieb and Carolina
Faas, more detailed mention of whom is made in the sketch of George B. Faas, which appears elsewhere in this work.
Andrew G. Faas received a common school education and remained at home until he was twenty one years of age, giving
his father the benefit of his work, but he then began his independent business career, renting a farm for one year.
At the end of that time he purchased land in Pilot township and resided there for seven years, after which he sold
out and bought one hundred and sixty two and a half acres of his present farm, which now consists of three hundred
and eighteen acres on sections 33 and 34, English township. He carries on general farming and stock raising but
gives especial attention to raising and feeding hogs and the income which he receives from that business is a gratifying
one. He is energetic, systematic and foresighted and manages well the financial phase of fanning, and it is but
natural that his capital should increase from year to year.
Mr. Faas was married in 1891 to Miss Anna C. Rumburg, who was born in Germany. Her parents, Gustave and Rosale
Rumburg, were also born in that country but in 1869 emigrated with their family to America and first located in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, whence they removed to Nebraska. They resided in that state for six years but are now making
their home in Williamsburg, this county. Mr. and Mrs. Faas have four children: Henry, who is married and is farming
in this county; and Truman, Orval, and Merlin, all at home.
Mr. Faas has given the republican party his political allegiance since age conferred the suffrage upon him, and
he has served acceptably as school treasurer, although he has never aspired to political office. Both he and his
wife are identified with the Methodist Episcopal church and take a helpful interest in the various phases of its
work. Mr. Faas has met with success in his agricultural operations and has given the greater part of his time and
attention to his work upon the farm, but has also cooperated in many movements that have resulted to the good of
his community along material, moral or civic lines.
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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