Biography of Louis Poppe
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Louis Poppe, who is now living retired on a farm four miles south of Caledonia, after a number of years spent in agricultural activity, was born near the city of Hanover, Germany, where he married Lena Niemier, a native of the same locality. In 1884 they emigrated to the United States, locating first at Elmhurst, Ill., where Mr. Poppe worked at the carpenter's trade for about a year, after which he spent the same length of time in farming there. Then coming to Houston county, Minn., he settled on a farm in the southeastern part of the county, near New Albin, Iowa. In that location he remained for a year and then moved to another farm in this county, subsequently retiring to his present location, on a farm operated by his son, William. His wife is also residing there. They have been the parents of six children.

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


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