Biography of Henry F. Poppe
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Henry F. Poppe, who in company with his brother, Louis, is engaged in operating a farm of 200 acres in section 33, Sheldon township, was born near Hanover, Germany, Dec. 27, 1883, son of Louis and Lena (Niemier) Poppe. He was the eldest of his parents' six children and was a young babe when he came with the family to this country. As he grew older he attended district school in Houston county and resided with his parents for most of the time until his marriage, at intervals, however, working at the carpenter's trade, at which he continued also after his marriage until the spring of 1917, when he bought his present farm with his brother as a partner. Here he is carrying on general farming, for which his place is well equipped, the land being rich and fertile, the buildings good, and his machinery and implements up to date. He is doing a successful business and ranks among the substantial citizens of his township. He is a member of the Lutheran church at Caledonia, and in politics is independent. Mr. Poppe was married in December, 1912, to Lydia Wiebke, who was born in Houston county, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wiebke, her mother's family name being Kruase. Her parents, natives of Germany, were early settlers in Houston county, but are both now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Poppe have three children: Harold, Norma and Vincent.

The History of Houston County, Minnesota
Edited by: Franklyn Curtis-Wedge.
H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co.
Winona, Minn. 1919


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