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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.

  
 

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Paul Heuckendorf.

Paul Heuckendorf, a progressive and representative agriculturist residing on section 10, Richland township, is the owner of one hundred and sixty acres of land constituting one of the valuable farms of the county.  His birth occurred in Mccklenburg, Germany, on the 30th of July, 1881, his parents being Henry and Lena (Schroeder) Heuckendorf, who emigrated to the United States in 1891 and took up their abode in Adair county, Iowa.  The father here followed farming for about twenty years, owning and cultivating two hundred and forty acres of land in Richland township.  In the spring of 1914, however, he put aside the active work of the fields and removed to Fontanelle, where he has since lived retired in the enjoyment of well earned ease.

In the acquirement of an education Paul Heuckendorf attended the schools of his native land and following his emigration to the new world, when a lad of ten years, he continued his studies in the district schools for about three months.  He was early obliged to provide for his own support, however, and his youth was largely a period of strenuous toil.  In 1901, at the age of twenty years, he started out as an agriculturist on his own account by beginning the cultivation of rented land.  Two years later he started upon a trip through the western states and spent two years in travel through the middle west, visiting eight or ten different states.  In the fall of 1905 he returned to Adair county and on the 25th of February, 1906, wedded Miss Minnie May Dart, of Des Moines, Iowa.  The young couple began their domestic life upon a rented farm in Jackson township, continuing to reside thereon for four years, while in March, 1910, Mr. Heuckendorf removed to his present home farm of one hundred acres in Richland township, which he had purchased in July of the previous year.  The property is now in a high state of cultivation and in its neat and thrifty appearance indicates the careful supervision of a practical and progressive owner.

To Mr. and Mrs. Hueckendorf have been born six children, namely:  Frieda, Hattie, Emma, Doris, Herbert and Harold.  In his political views Mr. Heuckendorf is a democrat, supporting the men and measures of that party at the polls, while fraternally he is identified with the local organization of the Woodmen of the World.  He warmly advocates all measures which pertain to the general welfare and progress and is recognized as one of the substantial and public-spirited citizens of the community.

 

 

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