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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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Fredrich Raasch.

Fredrich Raasch of Jackson township is one of the natives of Germany who have gained material prosperity in their adopted country and who have also won the unqualified respect of all who knew them.  He was born on the 1st of October 1856, and is a son of Fredrich and Carolina (Reinke) Raasch, both of whom were likewise born in the fatherland.  In 1868 the family emigrated to America ad first settled upon a farm in La Salle county, Illinois, where the father passed away.  The grandfather also died there but the grandmother died on the ocean while crossing to the United States and was buried at sea.  Following the demise of her husband Mrs. Carolina Raasch removed with her family to Adair county, Iowa, and later took up her residence in Cass county.  Six of her eleven children survive and all live in either Cass or Adair county.

Fredrich Raasch was a boy of twelve years when he accompanied his parents to this  country and he remained under the parental roof until he was about twenty-five years of age.  He then purchased his present home farm of one hundred and twenty acres o section 28, Jackson township, and has since devoted his entire attention to his farming and stock-raising interests.  He has been very successful and from time to time has invested in more land, now owning four hundred and forty acres, all of which is rich and productive.  He has made many improvements upon his land and keeps the buildings in a good state of repair.  Although he also grows the usual crops he gives his greatest attention to the raising and feeding of cattle and hogs for the market.

On the 1st of January, 1881, Mr. Raasch married Miss Amelia Kuesel, likewise a native of Germany and a daughter of Fred and Charlotta (Boness) Kuesel, both of whom were born in the fatherland.  The father died in Germany but the mother emigrated to America in 1873 and is still living at the age of eighty-eight years.  Mr. and Mrs. Raasch have three children:  Pearl R., the wife of William Schultz, of this county;  Edward W.;  and Paul R.

The republican party finds in Mr. Raasch a stanch adherent and he has served acceptably as trustee and has also been a member of the school board for a number of years.  Both he and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church and the uprightness of their daily lives is proof of the sincerity of their religious belief.  Mr. Raasch recognized early i life the value of industry and the need of planning well his work and his success is due to the fact that he has used sound judgment in the management of his affairs and that he has not been afraid to work energetically.



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