ITS HISTORY AND TRADITION
Realizing early in his career that industry is the basis of all advancement,
Walter Feddersen has closely applied himself to his chosen line of work, and
although young in years, he has already become recognized as one of the
leading agriculturists of the Holstein district. He was born October 11, 1897,
in Woodbine, Iowa, and his parents, Peter and Magdelena (Staffersen)
Feddersen, were natives of Germany. About 1887 they sought the opportunities of the United States and established their new home in Iowa. They settled in Ida county in 1903 and the father followed the occupation of farming until his demise on October 20, 1915. He is survived by the mother, who is now living in Battle Creek, Iowa. To their union were born five children: Alma, the wife of Fred Lill, of
Woodbury county; Herman, a resident of Battle Creek;Albert, whose home is in Jackson, Minnesota; Rosa, who married Earl Fouts, of Battle Creek; and Walter.
The last named was a child of six when his parents came to Ida county, and
his education was received in its public schools. He assisted his father in
operating the homestead, gaining practical knowledge of the details of
farming, and found this occupation a congenial one. Eventually he was able to
purchase a quarter section in Battle township and for over six years has
cultivated this tract, also operating rented land. He is thoroughly familiar with
agricultural conditions in this section and knows the best methods of coping
with them. His buildings are substantial and his land yields bountiful harvests. He believes in diversified farming and the restoration of the soil by the rotation of crops.
On January 6, 1920, Mr. Feddersen was united in marriage to Miss Etta L.
Fouts, and they have two children, Walter Allan and Arline Etta. Mr. Feddersen
owes allegiance to no party and invariably votes for the man whom he considers best qualified for the office to which he aspires. He lends the weight of his support to all worthy public enterprises and is esteemed for the
qualities which have made possible his success.
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