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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.

  
 

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N. Louis Baudler.

N. Louis Baudler, who is one of the well-to-do and substantial farmers of foreign birth in Adair county, now owns three hundred and sixty acres of valuable farm property, the land on which he makes his home being located on section 5, Summerset township.  He was born in Germany, March 19, 1869, a son of Ernest Baudler, who is mentioned more at length in the sketch of J. F. Baudler on another page of this work.

N. Louis Baudler was reared in his native land to the age of fifteen years, having in the meantime acquired his education in the schools there, from which he graduated in 1883.  He had a strong desire to test the truth of the reports which he had concerning the opportunities which were to be enjoyed in America and accordingly, in the spring of 1884, in the company with his brother, C. Christ Baudler, he set sail for the United States two days after he had celebrated the fifteenth anniversary of his birth.  Upon landing on American shores he at once made his way to Adair county and during the two subsequent winters he attended school in order to acquire a knowledge of the English language.  Upon arriving in this county Mr. Baudler at once secured work as a farm hand in the employ of his brother, J. Fred Baudler, with whom he remained twelve years.  During this time he carefully saved his earnings in the hope of one day becoming the owner of land and in the year 1892 this ambition was realized and he became the possessor of one hundred and sixty acres, located on section 5, Summerset township.  However, for about four years he rented this land and continued to work for his brother.

On the expiration of that period, or in 1896, Mr. Baudler made arrangements for having a home of his own by  his marriage to Miss Melanie Purmeister, who was likewise a native of Germany and who emigrated to this country three years prior to the arrival of Mr. Baudler.  The young couple at once took up their abode upon Mr. Baudler's farm, which has continued to be their home to the present time.  He is there engaged in general farming and since making his first purchase of land he has increased his holdings by the purchase, in 1911, of two hundred acres, one hundred and sixty of which lie in Jackson township and forty acres in Eureka township.  It will thus be seen that he has worked earnestly and that success has come as a merited reward.

The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Baudler has been blessed with two daughters and three sons, Emma E., Ernest P., Albert J., Louisa C. and Fritz H., all still at home.  The family are members of the German Lutheran church.  Mr. Baudler is a republican in his political affiliations, but has never been active in public affairs, preferring rather to do is duty as a private citizen.  He and his family fully merit the high regard which is accorded them and he is classed among the representative and substantial farmers of Adair county.

 

 

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