Biography of Otto Moitzfield
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Otto Moitzfield, operating a farm of one hundred and sixty acres in Honey Creek township, belonging to his father's estate, is a native of that township, born on the 17th of October, 1890. His parents, Wymer and Christina (Deeter) Moitzfield, were born respectively in Germany and in Ohio. Upon arriving in the United States the father settled in Illinois, where he resided for several years, but at length removed to Iowa county, Iowa, where he farmed and also dealt in grain. He was twice married, our subject being a son of the second union. Wymer Moitzfield passed away on the 22d of January, 1915, when ninety years of age, and his second wife died on the 22d of December, 1909. Otto Moitzfield was reared in this county and acquired his education in the local schools. He has thoroughly identified his interests with those of his locality. The farm which he operates comprises a quarter section of fine land on section 28, Honey Creek township. He carries on general farming and also raises stock.

On the 24th of January, 1912, Mr. Moitzfield married Miss Eva Nelson, a daughter of H. H. and Cora E. Nelson, of Ladora. The father was for twenty five years actively engaged in the practice of medicine but is now a merchant. Mrs. Moitzfield is one of a family of five children, four daughters and one son. By her marriage she has become the mother of a son and daughter: Everett Nelson, who was born on the 17th of January, 1913, and died on the 1st of April of that year; and Juanita Maxine, born August 19, 1914.

Mr. Moitzfield gives his political allegiance to the republican party. His wife holds membership in the Methodist Episcopal church and their influence is always on the side of justice and progress.

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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