C. A. Kampe is one of Fremont township’s enterprising young farmers who is not only progressive in business but also active in community affairs, his aid and influence being always given on the side of progress and improvement. He was born June 19, 1878, in the township in which he still makes his home, his parents being Charles J. and Mathilda (Grundberg) Kampe. They came to the United States before their marriage, sailing from Sweden, their native country. After reaching the shores of the new world they proceeded to the Mississippi valley and established their home in Page county, where C. J. Kampe afterward purchased one hundred and twenty acres of land and began farming. He lived a diligent, useful life and continued to make his home upon the farm until 1904, when he removed to Red Oak, where he is now living retired, spending the evening of life in the enjoyment of well earned rest.
C. A. Kampe at the usual age entered the public schools and as the years increased his added responsibilities made him familiar with the farm work. When twenty years of age lie began farming on his own account, renting the land from John Bergstrom. On this place he has lived for thirteen years, carefully cultivating the soil, and the generous crops which he garners indicate that lie is a skilled and successful agriculturist. He has thoroughly acquainted himself with the science of farming and his crops are second to none in this section. He is a man of influence, greatly esteemed as a neighbor and citizen.
On the 20th of April 1898, was celebrated the marriage of Mr. Kampe and Miss Hilda Bergstrom, a daughter of John Bergstrom, and unto them have been born five children: Florence I., Dora V., Alice V., Frances M.M., and Hilda R. The parents are true to the Christian teachings of the Swedish Lutheran church, in which both hold membership, while Mr. Kampe is a member of the board of trustees of the church and otherwise is actively interested in its work and support. His political endorsement is given to the republican party. Having always lived in Fremont township his life history is well known to a large number of the residents of that part of the county and the substantial qualities which he has always displayed have given him classification with the leading farmers of the community.