John Gorsch, who owns and operates an excellent farm in Honey Creek township, was born in this county on the
nth of August, 1876, a son of Henry and Augusta (Schultz) Gorsch, both natives of Germany. The father was an engineer
by profession and upon emigrating to the United States settled in West Amana, this county, where he resided for
eight years. At the end of that time he turned his attention to farming and met with gratifying success in that
occupation. He still survives at an advanced age and his wife is also living. To them were born ten sons and three
daughters: Louis; John, of this review; Anna A.; Frank and Lizzie, twins; Charles, who died at the age of twenty
two years; Henry and William, twins; Rosa; Andrus; Julius; Albert; and Elsie.
John Gorsch has spent his entire life in this part of Iowa and is convinced that the opportunities offered in this
county to the industrious farmer are the equal of those to be found anywhere in the country. He holds title to
an excellent farm and derives a good income from its cultivation. He raises both grain and stock and watches the
markets carefully so as to sell to the best advantage.
On the 16th of March, 1904, Mr. Gorsch married Miss Minnie Schluter, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schluter,
of Koszta, this county, where the father is engaged in farming. He and his wife are natives of Germany, as is also
their daughter, Mrs. Gorsch. The family came to the United States many years ago and settled in this county on
a farm which the father purchased in Honey Creek township. Mr. and Mrs. Gorsch have two children: Millie, whose
birth occurred on the 7th of July, 19o5; and Ernest, born May to, 1908.
Mr. Gorsch is an adherent of the democratic party and supports its candidates at the polls. Both he and his wife
belong to the German Reformed church and uphold all efforts for the moral betterment of the community. He has gained
a place among the successful and well to do farmers of Honey Creek township, and his personal qualities are such
that he has gained many sincere friends.
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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