George Sauer, a prosperous and progressive agriculturist of Newton township, residing upon a valuable farm of
one hundred and sixty acres on section 17, also owns another tract of eighty acres across the road on section 20.
His birth occurred in Dubuque county, Iowa, on the 19th of January, 1855, his parents being Henry and Mary Sauer,
both of whom were natives of Germany. They emigrated to the United States and first located in New York, while
subsequently they removed to Illinois and still later took up their abode in Dubuque county, Iowan, where the father
carried on agricultural pursuits for some time. Eventually he came to Buchanan county, purchasing and improving
a tract of land in Newton township which he cultivated throughout the remainder of his life. He won a gratifying
measure of success in his undertakings as an agriculturist and had become an extensive landowner when he passed
away in 1904.
George Sauer attended the district schools in the acquirement of an education and remained on the home farm until
he had attained his majority. He then secured employment as a farm hand and when twenty six years of age rented
a tract of land which he cultivated until 1900. In that year he fell heir to a farm of one hundred and sixty acres
on section 17, Newton township, on which he has resided continuously since, and he has since purchased a tract
of eighty acres across the road on section 20. He is progressive in his methods and brings to his work a ready
understanding of the principles involved in modern agriculture. His fields are highly cultivated and his buildings
kept well in repair, giving evidence of the practical spirit of the owner.
On the 17th of November, 1884, Mr. Sauer was united in marriage to Miss Louise Klotz, a daughter of Charles B.
and Rachel (Hekel) Klotz, both of whom were natives of Germany. They emigrated to the United States and took up
their abode among the pioneer settlers of Buchanan county, Iowa, the father here carrying on general agricultural
pursuits for many years. He is now living retired at Quasqueton, but the mother has passed away. Mr. and Mrs. Saner
have one son, Bred William, who is twenty five years of age and operates one of his father's farms. Mr. Sauer gives
his political allegiance to the republican party and his wife is a member of the Congregational church. They have
a wide acquaintance and their hospitable home is enjoyed by many friends.
History of Bachanan County, Iowa
And its People
By Harry Church and Katharyn J. Chappell
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Bachanan County, IA
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