Biography of Henry Kaiser


Kaiser, Henry, Grand Island, p. o. Inland, was born in Grand Island, August 25, 1857, a son of Adam and Anna Barbara (Schroen) Kaiser, natives of Saxony, Germany. Adam was born in November, 1818, and was a farmer. He came to America in 1854 and in 1858 settled on Grand Island, where he purchased a small tract of land, the timber on which he converted into cord wood, and by his industry he soon accumulated more property until he owned 200 acres. In politics he was a Republican and filled the office of overseer of the poor for a number of years and at one time was employed in connection with canal construction. Mr. Kaiser and his wife were active and prominent members of the Evangelical church. He died in 1882 and his wife in 1897. Henry Kaiser remained with his parents until twenty-one, when he began for himself on a rented a farm and after five years purchased a farm of fifty acres and later bought forty more. He conducts a general farming business, but has made hay raising a specialty. In politics he is a Republican and for three years represented his town as one of its assessors and is now filling his first term as justice. He is a member of the Farmers' Afliance of Grand Island and was one of the foremost promoters in its organization; he was then elected secretary and purchasing agent which office he filled a few years. In addition to his other enterprises Mr. Kaiser is an active stockholder in Grand Island Creamery, and for fifteen years has been one of the trustees of the Evangelical church, of which he and his wife are members. In 1878 he married Josephine Zimmerman, born in Germany in 1854, and came to the United States in 1865. Mr. and Mrs. Kaiser have six children: Martha, Anna, Frank, Dora, Lydia and Ruth.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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