Biography of Theophief Van Hamme
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THEOPHIEF VAN HAMME.
An excellent farm of two hundred acres pays tribute to the care and supervision of Theophief Van Hamme. His place is situated in Lincoln township and in addition to cultivating his crops he makes a specialty of raising stock, in which connection he is well known. He was born in Belgium, February 28, 1888, and on attaining his majority came to America in 1909, settling in Iowa county, Iowa. Here he worked for others until 1913, when he was married and came into possession of the farm upon which he now resides. He is recognized as a man of energy and determination in business affairs, working persistently to achieve success and gaining the reward of earnest, indefatigable labor. His farm presents a neat and attractive appearance and in addition to tilling the soil he is engaged quite extensively in raising hogs, cattle, horses and mules.

On the 19th of September, 1912, Mr. Van Hammed married Miss Dora Smith, who was born in Iowa county and was educated in its public schools. She is a daughter of Charles and Sophia Ellen Smith, who were among the oldest of the pioneer farming families of this locality. In their family were four children: Bernhardt, now deceased; Charley, living in Iowa county; Minnie, the wife of Henry C. Mohr; and Dora, now Mrs. Van Hamme. The father died on the loth of February, 1913, and the mother passed away on the 25th of February, 1914.

Mr. and Mrs. Van Hammed have become the parents of twin daughters, Stella and Esther. They belong to the German Lutheran church and they are well and favorably known in the community in which they live. Mr. Van Hamme is an enterprising young farmer, anxious to advance in every way possible, and the work which he is doing is making his fields very productive.

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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