Biography of Jacob Floerchinger
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Jacob Floerchinger is one of the well known farmers of Lincoln township, engaged in the cultivation of his home place comprising one hundred and sixty two and a half acres on section 21, and also an eighty acre tract on section 20. The methods which he employs in tilling the soil and caring for his crops measure up to modern standards and are bringing to him a gratifying financial return.

Mr. Floerchinger is a native of Beyer, Germany. He was born on the 12th of September, 1869, a son of F. Jacob and Elizabeth (Floerchinger) Floerchinger. The father, who was born in Germany, September 25, 1839, is now living near Williamsburg, Iowa. The mother, who was born in Germany, June 19, 1843, died in Lincoln township, this county, April 17, 1900. They were married in the fatherland in 1865 and left their native country in 1877 to become residents of the new world. Traveling across the country, they settled in Johnson county, Iowa, where they lived for ten years, and then removed to Iowa county, where Mr. Floerchinger purchased eighty acres of land, to which he added from time to time until he became the owner of an excellent farm property of two hundred and forty acres.

Jacob Floerchinger, whose name introduces this review, was a little lad of eight years when he accompanied his parents to the new world. His education was largely acquired in the schools of Johnson county, Iowa, and under the direction of his father he received ample training in farm work and gave to him active assistance until he reached the age of thirty one years, when he purchased his father's place. He afterward sold one hundred and sixty acres of that land, retaining possession of eighty acres on section 20, and purchased one hundred and sixty two and a. half acres on section 25, which is now his home farm.

On the 27th of March, 1901, Mr. Floerchinger was united in marriage to Miss Dom Schultz, who was born March 27, 1880, in Iowa county, a daughter of Fred and Caroline (Hamann) Schultz, whose record appears elsewhere in this volume. To Mr. and Mrs. Floerchinger have been born five children: Clara, who was born February 26, 1902; Edna, March 31, 1903; Viola, January 3, 1905; Hilda, January 25, 1907; and Carl, June 24, 1910.

The parents are members of the German Lutheran church and to its teachings are loyal adherents. Mr. Floerchinger served as school director from 1906 until 1909 and is interested in the cause of _education and other forces for the best development of the community. His political allegiance is given to the republican party but he neither seeks nor desires public office.

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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