Among the native sons of Iowa county who are still residing here is Gilbert Moitzfield, a well known business man
of Ladora. He conducts an up to date livery barn and is meeting with gratifying success in his business. He was
born in this county on the 18th of March, 1868, a son of Wymer and Christina (Deeter) Moitzfield. The father was
born in Germany and the mother was a native of Ohio. On emigrating to America Wymer Moitzfield first located in
Illinois, whence he removed to Iowa county, Iowa, and settled upon a farm. Both he and his wife passed away in
this county. They were the parents of fourteen children, six of whom survive.
Gilbert Moitzfield remained at home until he was forty four years of age and then came to Ladora and entered the
livery business. He has a first class establishment and is fully equipped to meet the demands of the traveling
public. He also has a feed barn in connection with his livery business. He gives excellent service and as he is
thoroughly reliable and his prices are reasonable he receives a good income from his business.
Mr. Moitzfield is a republican but has never desired election to public office as a reward for party fealty. He
has spent his entire life in this county and the fact that those who have known him from boyhood are his sincerest
friends is proof of a well spent life.
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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