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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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Charles Weinheimer.

Charles Weinheimer, a substantial agriculturist and representative citizen of Adair county, within the borders of which he has resided for more than thirty years, owns and operates a well improved farm comprising one hundred and sixty acres on section 29, Summerset township.  His birth occurred in Bureau county, Illinois, on the 18th of June, 1870, his parents being Fritz and Elizabeth (Decker) Weinheimer, both of whom were natives of Germany.  They emigrated to the United States as young people and located first in Bureau county, Illinois, while in 1884 they took up their abode on a farm in Adair county, Iowa.  Here the father successfully carried on agricultural pursuits until called to is final rest in April, 1912, his death being the occasion of deep and widespread regret throughout the community.  His widow, who survives, also enjoys an extensive and favorable acquaintance here.  They became the parents of eight children, all of whom make their home in Adair county.

Charles Weinheimer was a youth of fourteen when he came to this county with his parents and his education was acquired in the common schools.  He continued working for his father on the home farm until two years after he had attained his majority and subsequently spent one year in the dairy business in Chicago.  On the expiration of that period he purchased his present farm of one hundred and sixty acres in Summerset township, the operation of which has claimed his time and energies continuously since.  He has erected substantial and commodious buildings on the property and also owns a half interest in the old homestead place of one hundred and twenty acres.  In connection with the cultivation of cereals he makes a specialty of the raising of hogs, both branches of his business proving profitable under his able management.

In 1896 Mr. Weinheimer was united in marriage to Miss Maggie Leuthauser, a native of Adair county, Iowa, and a daughter of J. N. and Anna (Wademeyer) Leuthauser, both of whom were born in Germany.  The former crossed the Atlantic to the new world in an early day, first settling in Bureau county, Illinois, and subsequently in Adair county, Iowa, being here married.  To him and his wife, who are yet living, have been born nine children, all of whom survive.  Mr. and Mrs. Weinheimer have become the parents of three children, as follows:  Fredericka E. and Carl H., both at home; and one who died in infancy.

Since age conferred upon him the right of franchise Mr. Weinheimer has supported the men and measures of the republican party, but he has never sought nor desired the honors and emoluments of office as a reward for his fealty.  His religious faith is indicated by his membership in the German Lutheran church, to which his wife also belongs.  In all the relations of life he has been true to high principles of manhood, and his salient characteristics are such as have won for him the honor, respect and goodwill of his fellowmen.



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