Biography of Albert B. Van Houweling
Marion County, IA Biographies





Albert B. Van Houweling, connected with the financial affairs of Pella as vice president of the Security Bank, in which capacity he has served since 1912, was born in this county, on the 8th of June, 1885, a son of Albert and Annie (Klein) Van Houweling, both natives of Holland. The former was a son of Gysbert Van Houweling, who in 1847 brought his family to this country and settled at Pella. He was a farmer by occupation and was a man of strict integrity of character. The father of the subject of this review was also an agriculturist and was very successful in that occupation. He died in October, 1892. His wife, who also came to Pella in 1847, accompanying her parents, survives at the age of seventy years. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Van Houweling were members of the Dutch Reformed church. To them were born eleven children, four of whom have passed away.

Albert B. Van Houweling was given the advantages of a public school education and subsequently took a business course in Central College at Pella. He desired a more liberal general education, however, and for two years was a student at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. Upon leaving school he entered the banking business and since 1912 has been vice president of the Security Bank, which is one of the reliable financial institutions of Pella. Although quite a young man, he has demonstrated his fitness for responsibility and his friends predict a successful career for him.

Mr. Van Houweling was married on the 7th of August, 1912, to Miss Nettie Van Zante, of Portland, Oregon, and has a daughter, Anna Elva May. Mr. Van Houweling is a member of the Dutch Reformed church and in politics casts an independent ballot, preferring to judge for himself as to the candidate most capable of filling the office in question without reference to party affiliation. He and his wife are popular among the young people of the city and often entertain their friends at their hospitable home.

From:
History of Marion County, Iowa
And its People
John W. Wright, Supervising Editor
W. A. Young, Associate
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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