Biography of Henry C. Mohr
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Henry C. Mohr is proprietor of Pleasant Ridge farm, a tract of land of one hundred and seventy nine acres, rich and arable, situated in Lincoln township. He works persistently and energetically in the further improvement and development of his property and his labors are bringing to him substantial success.

He was born in De Kalb county, Illinois, January 24, 1875, a son of Christian G. and Wilhelmina (Wisebeck) Mohr, both of whom were natives of Germany, the father born in 1847 and the mother in 1843. Mr. Mohr came to America in early life and for a short time was a resident of De Kalb county; Illinois. It was while he was there residing that his son, Henry C., was born. The father afterward brought the family to Iowa county, Iowa, and purchased forty acres of land to which he later added a tract of forty acres. For many years he carefully and successfully carried on general agricultural pursuits but in 1909 sold his farm and now makes his home in Victor, where the mother passed away on the 25th of July, 1905. In their family were five children: Lena, who is the wife of Peter Waline; Frances, who is the wife of Charles Fisher, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; George J., a resident of Victor, Iowa, Henry C., of this review; and Dora at home with her father.

Henry C. Mohr continued under the parental roof until he reached the age of twenty seven years, during which period he attended the common schools and aided his father in the work of the farm, alternating his time between study and the labors of the fields until his textbooks were permanently put aside. At the age of twenty seven he purchased a farm in Lincoln township and has since given his attention to general agricultural pursuits. His place of one hundred and seventy nine acres is known as the Pleasant Ridge farm and is appropriately named, for it is a valuable property, conveniently situated near Victor, and upon it are good modern improvements, while the fields have been brought to a high state of cultivation. In addition to his farming interests Mr. Mohr is a stock holder in the Farmers Savings Bank of Ladora.

On the 5th of March, 1903, Mr. Mohr was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Smith, whose birth occurred in Lincoln township, this county, on the 21st of November, 1885, her parents being Charles and Sophia Ellen Smith. To Mr. and Mrs. Mohr have been born two children: Wilhemina, whose birth occurred August 7, 1908, and who passed away on the t6th of December of the same year; and Pearl, whose natal day was November 19, 1910.

Mr. Mohr exercises his right of franchise in support of the men and measures of the democratic party but has no desire for public office. His wife belongs to the German Lutheran church, and both are highly esteemed in the community in which they reside, for they possess sterling traits of character that have won them warm regard. Mr. Mohr has been practically a lifelong resident of this county and throughout the entire period has been identified with agricultural interests.

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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