Biography of Vincent J. Michalek
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VINCENT J. MICHALEK.
An excellent farm of one hundred and sixty acres in Hartford township pays tribute to Vincent J. Michalek, and its high state of cultivation is evidence of his ability as an agriculturist. He was born in Iowa county on the 20th of June, 1880, a son of Joseph and Frances (Roushar) Michalek, both natives of Bohemia. On emigrating to America they first located in Illinois but subsequently removed to this county, the father purchasing the mill at Victor, which he operated for several years. Both he and his wife are deceased. They were the parents of seven children, of whom five survive, namely: Joseph; Frances, the wife of Michael Gannon; Vincent J.; Mamie, the wife of C. Sweitzer; and Frank.

Vincent J. Michalek remained with his parents until he was twenty five years of age and following his marriage removed to his present farm, which comprises one hundred and sixty acres on sections 17 and 18, Hartford township. He has erected a number of buildings and has also made other improvements upon the place, which is one of the valuable farm properties of his locality. He specializes in raising and feeding stock and, as he is a good judge of stock and understands thoroughly the principles of animal husbandry, his labors yield him a good annual income.

In 1906 Mr. Michalek married Miss Emma Nowotny, who was born in Poweshiek county, this state, a daughter of John and Anna Nowotny, also natives of Bohemia. They now make their home in Victor, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Michalek have five children, Lucile, Charles, Margaret, Jo and Mary.

The parents are communicants of the Catholic church, whose work they further in every way possible, and Mr. Michalek belongs to the Knights of Columbus and the Modern Woodmen of America. His political belief is that of the democratic party and he takes a praiseworthy interest in public affairs. He is well informed as to the events of the day and the great issues that come before the people for consideration. He has gained a gratifying measure of prosperity for one of his years, and his energy and progressiveness insure his continued success.

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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