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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.

  
 

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M. A. Kluever.

M. A. Kluever, a progressive agriculturist and substantial citizen of Adair county, owning four hundred and eighty acres of valuable land, resides on section 7, Jackson township, and his farm is one of the best improved in the township.  Two hundred and forty acres thereof lie in Adair county and the remainder across the line in Cass county.  His birth occurred in Germany on the 26th of September, 1871, his parents being Adolph and Margaret (Hanson) Kluever, who are likewise natives of that country.  They emigrated to the United States in 1882 locating first in Scott county, Iowa, and one year later in Audubon county, where they have resided continuously since.

M. A. Kluever was a lad of eleven years when he accompanied his parents on their emigration to the new world and he acquired his education in the district schools.  He was married when twenty-five years of age and subsequently began farming independently, cultivating rented land in Audubon county for two years.  On the expiration of that period, in 1898, he purchased a quarter section of land and five years later bought another tract of eighty acres.  At the end of five more years he purchased still another eighty-acre tract and two years afterward bought one hundred and twenty acres, so that his holdings embraced four hundred and forty acres.  Subsequently he disposed of this farm and in 1914 purchased his present place of four hundred and eighty acres, half of which lies in Adair county and the remainder across the line in Cass county.  The success which he now enjoys is all the more creditable by reason of the fact that it is attributable entirely to his own well directed industry and capable management.  He started out in the business world empty-handed and through his own exertions has made himself financially independent, being now numbered among the prosperous and representative citizens of his community.

In 1896 Mr. Kluever was united in marriage to Miss Helena Zellmer, of Cass county, Iowa, a daughter of William and Louisa Zellmer, natives of Germany, the former of whom died January 19, 1913, while the latter is still living.  Mr. and Mrs. Kluever have seven children, namely:  Frederick William, William Adolph, Minnie L. M., Paul E., Hilda L. H., Raymond E., and Leona B. D., all of whom are still under the parental roof.  Mr. Kluever gives his political allegiance to the republican party and fraternally is identified with the Modern Woodmen of America, while his religious faith is that of the Lutheran church.  Both he and his wife are highly regarded in their community and have many friends to whom they extend the hospitality of their home.

 

 

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