Biography of Louis M. Dallmeyer
Louisa County, IA Biographies





Louis M. Dallmeyer, an enterprising and representative farmer and stockman of Concord township, is the owner of a valuable tract of land comprising one hundred and twenty acres on section 24. His birth occurred in Louisa county, Iowa, on the 23d of November, 1877, his parents being Claus and Dora (Wilkins) Dallmeyer, natives of Germany, who are mentioned at greater length on another page of this work. He was reared to manhood under the parental roof and attended the common schools in the acquirement of an education. When twenty one years of age he started out as an agriculturist on his own account, operating the old homestead farm until March, 1908. At that time he purchased a tract of one hundred and twenty acres on section 24, Concord township, and its operation has since claimed his attention. With the exception of a pasture of thirty acres, the land is all under a high state of cultivation and many substantial improvements adorn the property. In connection with the tilling of the soil Mr. Dallmeyer devotes considerable attention to the raising, feeding and shipping of stock, which branch of his business adds materially to his annual income.

Mr. Dallmeyer has been married twice; his first wife being Miss Theresa Weise. who was a native of Iowa, and by whom he had two children, namely: Harland E., who was born on the 24th of February, 1899; and Lois M., whose natal day was February 17, 1901. The wife and mother was called to her final rest in February, 1903, and on the 12th of June, 1907, Mr. Dallmeyer was again married, his second union being with Miss Gertrude B. McDaniel, who was born at Winona, Minnesota, on the 8th of December, 1886. Her parents, Sylvester and Emily J. (Wilson) McDaniel, still survive and make their home at Fredonia, Iowa. Mrs. Dallmeyer is a graduate of the high school at Columbus Junction and taught school for two years prior to her marriage. Her children were four in number, as follows: Francis R., born January to, 1908, who died in infancy; A. Evelyn, whose natal clay was November 8, 1909, and who passed away on the 19th of January, 1910; M. Marie, a twin of A. Evelyn, who died on the 20th of January, 1910; and Lola G., whose birth occurred on the 9th of January, 1911.

Since age conferred upon him the right of franchise Mr. Dallmeyer has supported the men and measures of the republican party, believing that its principles are most conducive to good government. He is now serving in the capacity of township trustee. Fraternally he is identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, belonging to Lodge No. 365 at Columbus Junction, in which he has filled all of the chairs. He is also a member of the encampment and has likewise filled all of the chairs therein. His entire life has been spent in Louisa county, where he has a wide acquaintance and is favorably known.

From:
History of Louisa County, Iowa
From Its Earliest Settlement to 1912
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1912


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