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;
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.
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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