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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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John H. Mangels.

John H. Mangels and Family

John H. Mangels, who passed away in Jackson township in 1906, was long and successfully identified with agricultural pursuits in Adair county and here his widow now has extensive holdings.  He was born in Germany on the 23d of September, 1840, and emigrated to the United States in 1865, when a young man of twenty-five years, locating first in Illinois.  Subsequently he came to Adair county, Iowa, and took up his abode on a farm in Jackson township, here devoting his attention to general agricultural pursuits with excellent results throughout the remainder of his life.  His widow still owns and operates the home farm of three hundred and thirty acres on section 2, Jackson township, and in connection with the cultivation of cereals best adapted to soil and climate makes a specialty of raising and feeding stock.  She likewise owns a quarter section of land on section 24, Jackson township, and two hundred and eighty-seven acres in Washington township, having purchased the latter tract since her husband's death.  She is a woman of excellent business ability and good judgment, conducting her interests in a capable and energetic manner that insures their successful outcome.

In 1882 Mr. Mangels was united in marriage to Miss Minni Schroeder, a native of Germany and a daughter of Carl and Lena (Lang) Schroeder, who were also born in that country.  The father emigrated to the United States and here passed away, but the mother died in her native land.  Their family numbered nine children.  To Mr. and Mrs. Mangels were born five children, namely:  John B.,  Francis, Max, Fred and Ernest.

Mr. Mangels died in 1906 and his remains were interred in the Fontanelle cemetery.  He had made good use of the opportunities afforded in this country, and thus in his passing the community lost one of its substantial and representative citizens.  Mrs. Mangels also enjoys an extensive and favorable acquaintance here, having won many friends during the long period of her residence in Adair county.



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