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Thursday, March 26, 2009

From the Greene county History book, see link.

~~~Robert Holm~~~~~

From Past and Present of Greene County, Iowa by E. B. Stillman,
Pg. 643

Robert Holm
[There is a picture of Robert and his wife .]

Robert Holm, who carries on general farming on section 10,
Dawson township, is a native of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany,
born on the 16th of March, 1870. His parents were John C. and
Bernadine (Jensen) Holm, who were ikewise natives of that
country. The father, whose birth occurred in 1834,
died in Clinton, Iowa, in 1901, while the mother is still living there. In
the family were five children, of whom four are yet living: Philip, a
resident of Clinton, Iowa; Robert; Morris, who resides in Dawson, Iowa;
and Julius, who is a minister of the German Lutheran church, now
located in Texas.

Robert Holm was reared on his father's farm in Germany, and
had the advantage of good education in the public schools of his native
country. He was a youth of sixteen years when in 1886 he came to
America, his home being established in Clinton county, Iowa,
where he worked at farm labor for a few years. He then made a
visit to his parents in Germany, but was told that he could not
remain for he had left the fatherland in order to avoid serving in
the army. He then induced his parents to sell their property in
Germany and come to the new world with him. This they did and
the father purchased one hundred and sixty acres of
land, up which Robert Holm now resides. The son remained with his father and
assisted him in improving the farm until the latter's death, when he
purchased the place. He now has a fine property, on which he has
put six miles of tile, thus pr"............................Mr. Holm votes with 
          the democracy, but has never had desire forthe honors and emoluments of office.
          He and his wife hold membership in the German Lutheran church and 
          are well known in the community as representative young people,
          interested in all that pertains to progress and advancement in the
          community. Mr. Holm has led an active and useful life, industry
          being oneof his salient characteristics and the basis of the success 
          which he has  achieved.

That was the rest of the article about Robert Holm.
Would you like to see the picture? I will see if I can hunt it up.

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