C. M. Hunzelman is engaged in the raising of stock on one hundred and sixty acres of land which he owns in Sumner
township and is one of the substantial residents of that locality. He was born in Germany on the 13th of July,
1868, and is, a son of John and Sophia (Spearing) Hunzelman, likewise natives of that country. In 1873 the family
emigrated to America and made their way to Iowa, where they settled. Both parents died in this county and their
passing was regretted by many who had learned to respect and esteem them. They had five children, all of whom survive.
C. M. Hunzelman remained under the parental roof until he attained his majority and acquired his education in the
district schools of Iowa county, as he was but five years of age when he accompanied his parents to the United
States. Upon attaining man's estate he began his independent career, farming rented land for seven years, after
which he purchased the quarter section on section 14, Sumner township, where he still resides. He has made many
improvements upon his place and derives therefrom a gratifying income. He also owns one hundred and eighty acres
in Iowa township. He makes a specialty of raising and feeding stock and, as he understands that business thoroughly
and manages his affairs well, he is meeting with gratifying success therein.
On the 22d of March, 1893, Mr. Hunzelman married Miss Elizabeth Burgy, who was born in Clinton county, Iowa, of
the marriage of Henry and Maggie Burgy. Her parents, who were born in Germany, came to America many years ago and
are now living in Marengo. Mr. and Mrs. Hunzehnan have five children, Harry, Helen, Roy, Ivan and Ethel.
Mr. Hunzelman is a democrat and was elected by his fellow citizens to the office of township trustee, the duties
of which he discharged in a highly creditable manner. He has also served as school director and takes much interest
in the welfare of the public schools. Fraternally he belongs to the Knights of Pythias and both he and his wife
hold membership in the German Reformed church, in which he is one of the elders. His business dealings have always
been above reproach and all who have come in contact with him hold him,in sincere respect.
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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