W. H. SCHAFBUCH.
Among the highly esteemed farmers of section 22, Sumner township, is W. H. Schafbuch, who was born in that township
on the 15th of October, 1877, a son of Jacob Schafbuch, an account of whose life appears elsewhere in this work.
'W. H. Schalbuch was reared at home and acquired his education in the district schools. He continued to give his
father the benefit of his labor until three years before his marriage, when he began farming the place which he
now owns but which was then in possession of his father. Our subject purchased the farm in 1903 and in that year
took up his abode thereon. The property comprises eighty acres and he also operates eighty acres belonging to his
father. He is up to date and does his work in good season and receives a gratifying income from his land.
In 1903 Mr. Schafbuch married Miss Ida Kruse, a daughter of Joachim Kruse, who was one of the pioneer settlers
of Sumner township. To this union have been born seven children: Esther L., Karl W., Roy E., Matilda C., Ivan L.,
Rachel F. and Lewis R.
In politics Mr. Schafbuch is independent, believing that the qualifications of the candidates are of more importance
than their party affiliations. He has been a member of the school board and can be depended upon to cooperate in
movements that seek the advancement of his community. He and his wife belong to the German Reformed church, in
whose work they take a deep interest. He owns stock in the Iowa County Mutual Telephone Company and is recognized
as an excellent business man and a successful agriculturist.
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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