Floyd Beemer, who represents a number of well known automobile companies and owns a well equipped garage in
Ladora, also holds title to an excellent farm from which he derives a good addition to his income. He was born
in Lee county, Illinois, on the 16th of October, 1874, a son of Everett and Julia (Sivey) Beemer. The parents,
who were natives respectively of Pennsylvania and Ohio, removed in their young manhood and womanhood to Illinois
in the early days of the history of that state and were there married. They continued to reside there until 1875,
when they came to Iowa county, Iowa, where the father purchased a farm, which he operated for many years. Both
he and his wife were killed at Ladora in 1913, being struck by a Rock Island train. They were the parents of five
children, of whom four survive.
Floyd Beemer remained at home until he attained his majority and was then for a year in the employ of the Rock
Island Plow Company. At the end of that time he began farming independently and now owns one hundred and twenty
acres of excellent land on section 13, Hartford township, just a mile south of Ladora. The place is well developed
and his land yields good crops annually. Much of his time, however, is given to his other interests as he conducts
a garage in Ladora and does all kinds of repair work in addition to representing a number of manufacturers of automobiles.
He is an enterprising business man and is meeting with gratifying success in his undertakings.
On the 14th of February, 1896, occurred the marriage of Mr. Beemer and Miss Bertha Maudlin, a daughter of Thomas
and Elvira Maudlin, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this work. Mrs. Beemer is a graduate of the Marengo high
school and prior to her marriage taught successfully for three years. To Mr. and Mrs. Beemer have been born the
following children: Julia Elvira, Bernice Leola and Gladys Arline.
Mr. Beemer is a loyal republican and believes firmly in the wisdom of the policies of that party. He, has filled
all of the chairs in Ladora Lodge, No. 622, I. O. O. F., and also in Camp No. 7144 M W A. He likewise belongs to
the N. T. & B. A. of Des Moines and both he And his wife are identified with the Rebekahs. They have many friends
in their community who justly hold them in high esteem.
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Iowa County, IA
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