Biography of Charles H. Smith
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CHARLES H. SMITH.
Among the younger stock raisers of Lincoln township who are meeting with gratifying success in their chosen occupation is Charles H. Smith. He was born in that township on the 3d of December, 188t, and is a son of Charles and Sophia Ellen Smith, both natives of Germany. They emigrated to America many years ago and settled upon a farm in Iowa township but later removed to Lincoln township, where both passed away. They were the parents of four children, namely: Bernhardt, deceased; Charles H.; Minnie, who married Henry Mohr; and Dora, the wife of T. Van Hamme.

Charles H. Smith remained at home until after his marriage, which occurred in 1903, and for two years thereafter continued to work for his father. At the end of that time he rented a part of the homestead and following the demise of his father fell heir to two hundred acres on sections 10 and 11, Lincoln township. Subsequently he purchased an additional sixty acres on section 9, and all of the two hundred and sixty acres which he owns is well improved. He pays particular attention to raising good grades of stock and receives a gratifying income from his farm.

Mr. Smith married Miss Dora Smith, who although of the same name was not a relative. Her parents, William and Jennie (Younker) Smith, were both born in Germany but have, resided in Iowa county, Iowa, for many years. During his active life the father followed agricultural pursuits. Mrs. Charles H. Smith is one of a family of thirteen children, seven of whom survive, and by her marriage she has two sons: Carl W., whose birth occurred on the 28th of March, 1904; and Everett L., born May 25, 1907.

Mr. Smith casts his vote in support of the men and measures of the democratic party and at all times takes a commendable interest in the general welfare. Both he and his wife belong to the German Lutheran church, in whose teachings are found the guiding principles of their lives. He has made a number of improvements upon his farm since it came into his possession and in all that he does is energetic and progressive, ranking among the most successful stock raisers of his township.

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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