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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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Charles G. Schwanebeck.

Charles G. Schwanebeck, who is successfully engaged in farming on sections 27 and 28, Prussia township, is a native of that township and was born September 23, 1875.  His parents, Carl and Wilhelmina M. (Menkie) Schwanebeck, were both natives of Germany, and on emigrating to America they made their way to Muscatine county, Iowa, where they located in 1867.  The father farmed there until 1871, when he came to Adair county and purchased two hundred and fifty acres on section 33, Prussia township.  He at once began the erection of buildings and found it necessary to haul lumber thirty-two miles, from Stuart.  He otherwise improved his place, upon which he resided until called by death.  He was successful as a farmer and was esteemed by those who came into contact with him.  He passed away on the 31st of August, 1903, and his wife died on the 15th of November, 1901.

Charles G. Schwanebeck was reared and educated in this county and remained with his parents until he was nineteen years of age.  He then began working as a farm hand for others and was so employed for twelve years.  In the meantime he carefully saved his earnings and at length purchased eighty acres on section 28, Prussia township, where he still resides.  He has since added a forty acre tract adjoining which, however, is on section 27.  His farm is well developed and the land is in a high state of cultivation.  He carries on general farming and stock-raising and finds both branches of his business profitable.

On the 22d of March, 1905, Mr. Schwanebeck was united in marriage to Miss Mary Bolz, a daughter of Andrew and Catherine (Myer) Bolz, natives of Germany, both of whom came to America when sixteen or seventeen years of age.  They were married in Illinois but subsequently removed to Iowa, locating in this county in 1885.  The father purchased land in Jackson township which he farmed until his death on the 30th of September, 1894.  The mother is still living in that township.

Mr. Schwanebeck supports the republican party at the polls and his religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Evangelical church.  A lifelong resident of the county, he is well and favorably known and his genuine worth of character is attested by the fact that those who have been most intimately associated with him are his warmest friends.



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