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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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Frank W. Luers.

Frank W. Luers has spent his entire life on the farm which he now owns and operates, the property comprising two hundred acres of valuable land on section 26, Grand River township.  His birth occurred on the 19th of December, 1879, his parents being John D. and Mary (Strater) Luers, who were natives of Germany and emigrated to the United States in an early day.  They made their way to Adair county, Iowa, and here the father entered the land which is now in possession of our subject, devoting his attention to its cultivation throughout the remainder of of his life.  He lived in a log cabin for several years and bravely faced the hardships and privations of frontier existence.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Luers became widely known here and in their passing the community lost two of its honored pioneer residents.  They were the parents of eleven children, eight of whom still survive.

Frank W. Luers attended the common schools in the acquirement of an education and after attaining his majority rented the old home farm.  Subsequently he purchased the property, consisting of two hundred acres of land on section 26, Grand River township, which is excellently improved in every particular.  He has erected a large barn thereon since the farm came into his possession and in its operation is meeting with well deserved success, carrying on his interests in accord with the most practical and progressive methods of agriculture.  His present prosperity is worthy of note by reason of the fact that it is attributable entirely to his own energy and perseverance, and his record may well serve as a source of inspiration and encouragement to others.

In 1904 Mr. Luers was united in marriage to Miss Edna Elliott, a native of Adair county, Iowa, and a daughter of Hezekiah and Hattie (McMullen) Elliott, both of whom are natives of Indiana.  They came to this county in an early day and now make their home in the city of Greenfield.  To Mr. and Mrs. Luers have been born four children, as follows:  Mildred L.;  Floyd., who is deceased;  Lyle;  and one who died in infancy.

Mr. Luers is a republican in politics but has never sought nor desired office as a reward for his party fealty.  His religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Methodist Episcopal church, to which his wife also belongs.  They have always lived in this county and have won an extensive circle of friends within its borders.



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