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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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Frank W. Raasch.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Raasch

Frank W. Raasch, a well known stock-raiser who owns an excellent quarter section of land in Jackson township, was born in La Salle county, Illinois, on the 13th of October, 1875, a son of Frederick and Carolina (Reinke) Raasch, more extended mention of whom appears elsewhere in this work.

Our subject remained under the parental roof until he attained his majority and then began his independent career, renting the homestead and also operating eighty acres which he owned.  Subsequently he purchased the home place and now holds title to one hundred and sixty acres of fine land on sections 20 and 21, Jackson township.  He has made a number of improvements since the property came into his possession and in his work utilizes the results of scientific investigation.  He confines his attention chiefly to raising stock and derives a gratifying income from the sale of hogs and cattle.

In February, 1900, Mr. Raasch married Miss Ida L. E. Bower, who was born in Lee county, Illinois, of the marriage of Martin and Katherine (Roos) Bower.  Her mother has passed away but her father survives.  To their union were born seven children, of whom six are living.  Mr. and Mrs. Raasch have four children, namely:  Regina J., Irna K., Lyle W. and Norvin N.

Mr. Raasch is stanch republican in politics and has served his township ably as trustee.  Both he and his wife are identified with the Methodist Episcopal church and can be depended upon to do their share in promoting the spread of its influence.  He ranks among the progressive and enterprising farmers and stock-raisers of this county, and his personal characteristics are such that he has won and retained the friendship of many.



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