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HARMON  JOHANAS  KLEMME

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Klemme Family Genealogy

 

 

HARMON JOHANAS KLEMME  1854 - 1926

 

PERSONAL  HISTORY:

Born:  7 Feb 1854 - near Brookfield, Franklin County, Indiana
Son of:  Henry Klemme and Anna Gessell, married 12 Apr 1846
Moved:  1862 - with his parents and 12 siblings to Winneshiek County, Iowa
Farm property:  23 Aug 1876 - 160 Acres purchased in Section 31, Ell Township, Hancock County, Iowa
Farm house built:  1878, Section 31, Ell Township, Hancock County, Iowa
Married:  10 Feb 1880 to Effie Mary Hoyt at Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa
Child born:  7 Sep 1881 - Jessie Klemme, in Klemme farm home located in Ell Township, Hancock County
Moved:  Nov 1881 - to Belmond, Wright County, Iowa
Child born:  6 Jan 1884 - Raymond Hoyt Klemme, at Belmond, Wright County, Iowa
Child born:  11 Aug 1892 - Ruth Klemme, at Belmond, Wright County, Iowa
Child born:  12 Oct 1894 - Glen Harmon Klemme, at Belmond, Wright County, Iowa
Moved:  1921 - to Sierra Madre, California
Died:  23 Aug 1926 - at Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
Buried:  Mountain View Cemetery, Pasadena, California

BUSINESS:

Coal and Lumber - Belmond, Wright County, Iowa
Coal and Lumber - Kanawha, Hancock County, Iowa
Coal and Lumber - Swaledale, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
Coal and Lumber - Meservey, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
Cement Tile Factory - Belmond, Wright County, Iowa
Furniture - Belmond, Wright County, Iowa

 

POSITIONS:

State Bank of Belmond - President
Farmers Savings Bank of Meservey - President
American Life Insurance Company; Des Moines, Iowa - President for 9 years
Iowa Packing Company - Director
City of Belmond - Mayor, 1894-1895
City of Belmond - Councilman
City of Belmond - School board member
Methodist Episcopal Church, Belmond - Trustee
Methodist Episcopal Church, Belmond - Steward

 

MEMORIALIZED in his obituary:

Mr. Klemme was a man of vision, a builder who laid his foundation strong and sure in the various avenues of life.  The results of his keen and progressive spirit and his influence on community life stand as a monument to his memory.

 

 

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2010 LaVern D. Velau
Klemme Iowa  1889-1989 1989