Eugene Julius Feuling
Eugene Julius Feuling, who since February 7,
1910, has been the publisher of the New Hampton Tribune, was born in Ionia, Chickasaw
county, October 8, 1881, a son of Julius and Magdelena (Zimmer) Feuling, who are natives
of Ionia, where the father is engaged in the harness making business. He was born in
Germany and came to America in 1868, while his wife a native of Luxemburg, crossed the
Atlantic in the same year. They established their home in Ionia in 1871 and have
there since remained.
In the public schools of his native city Eugene J. Feuling
acquired his early education which was supplemented by a course of study in the Iowa State
Teachers' College at Cedar Falls, from which he was graduated. He has since taken
post graduate work in Chicago University. He was reared to farm life but early
turned his attention to the educational field and taught school at Bassett, Iowa, for a
year and a half. On the 1st of January, 1909, he was called to the office of county
superintendent of schools of Chickasaw county and occupied that position four years, doing
much to further the interests of public education during that period, introducing many
improved methods and advancing the general standard of the schools in the county. On
the 7th of February, 1910, he became the publisher of the New Hampton Tribune, of which he
has since been owner.
On the 31st of July 1907, Mr. Feuling was married to Miss Edna
Pearl Miller, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J.. Miller, auditor of the De Wolfe Grain
Company and residing at Marathon, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Feuling have two daughters and
a son: Lucile, Louise and John. The parents are members of the Roman Catholic church
of New Hampton.
Mr. Feuling's military experience covers three years' training in the
battalion at the Iowa State Teachers' College. His political endorsement is give to
the democratic party and fraternally he is connected with the Modern Woodmen of America
and with the Knights of Columbus. He also belongs to the New Hampton Club. He
is widely known in this section of the state, where his influence and efforts have ever
been of a character that have contributed to public progress and improvement.
L. W. Clark, M.D.
Dr. L. W. Clark located at Chester in
September, 1913, and since then has been actively engaged in medical practice. He
and his wife also conduct a drug store there. His birthplace was Maquoketa, Iowa,
and his parents, Mortimer W. and Fannie (Evans) Clark, still reside at that place.
He acquired his education in the Maquoketa high school, the college of Physicians and
Surgeons of Chicago, and the medical department of the State University of Iowa at Iowa
city, where he received his degree in medicine in 1909. Subsequently he located at
Onaka, Faulk county, South Dakota, where he practiced medicine and conducted a drug store
until the fall of 1913, when he came to Howard county.
In 1910 Dr. Clark was united in marriage to Miss Rubie M.
Richardson, of Maquoketa, and they are the parents of two sons, Richardson Evan and
William Jerome. Dr. Clark and his wife have ever the welfare of the public before
them and believe in giving their time and energy to the betterment of the community in
which they reside.
Bert Miles, who follows farming on section 29,
Howard county, has always made his home in this township, where his birth occurred
September 22, 1871. He is a son of William and Jane (Arnold) Miles, the former
native of Indiana, born March 10, 1837, while the later was born in Ireland, January 11,
1835. The youthful days of Bert Miles were spent in the usual manner of a farm
lad. through the winter seasons he attended school and in the summer months worked
upon the home farm with his father and throughout his entire life has carried on general
agricultural pursuits. He has followed farming independently for a long period and
is not the owner of one hundred and fifty-six acres of excellent land lying in section 29,
Saratoga township. This he has carefully developed and his fields are well tilled,
returning to him golden harvests as a reward for his labor. Mr. Miles was the
trainer and owner of Penica Maid one of Iowa's famous trotters, which was afterward sold
for twenty-five thousand dollars. she was the champion state trotter of 1909.
Mr. Miles was united in marriage to Miss Annie Koinek at Owatona,
Minnesota, October 7, 1903. They have one daughter, Gladys Leone, now attending
school. In politics he maintains an independent course, supporting men and measures
rather than party. He has never sought or desired political office but is recognized
as a good, substantial citizen and one whose cooperation can be counted upon at any time
to further the general welfare.
Joseph P. Pecinovsky
The farm upon which he now resides, situated
on section 12, New Oregon township. Howard county, was the birthplace of Joseph P.
Pecinovsky, whose natal day was January 5, 1887. His father Joseph F. Pecinovsky,
who is mentioned at length elsewhere in this work. The son was educated in public
schools of Protivin, in the public schools of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and in the
Breckenridge Institute at Decorah, Iowa. after completing his education he returned
home and was associated with his father in the farm work up to the time of his marriage,
which was celebrated on the 25th of June, 1912, when Miss Anna M. Polashek, of Tama
county, Iowa became his bride. following the marriage of Joseph P. Pecinovsky his
father removed to the town and the son took charge of the old home farm, comprising three
hundred and sixty acres of rich and productive land. this place he has since
cultivated and of this farm he now owns one hundred and eighty-five acres, his father
still retaining the balance of the property. as the years have passed Joseph
Pecinovsky has prospered in this undertakings and has thus acquired his personal holdings,
constituting one of the excellent farm properties of this section of the state.
To Mr. and Mrs. Pecinovsky have been born two daughters, Adelia
and Evelyn. In this political views Mr. Pecinovsky is a republican and keeps well
informed on the questions and issues of the day but does not seek nor desire office.
He and his wife are members of the Catholic church. He is regarded as one of the
successful farmers and leading citizens of New Oregon township, having devoted his entire
life to agricultural interests, so that he is thoroughly acquainted with the best methods
of tilling the soil and caring for the crops in this section of the country.
Rev. Michael H. Carey
Rev. Michael H. Cary is the beloved pastor of
St. Joseph's parish of the Roman Catholic church at New Hampton, where he has thus labored
with excellent results for the past seven years. He is a native of Wisconsin, his
birth having occurred in Shullsburg, that state, on the 5th of September, 1858. His
classical education was acquired in St. Marys College of St. Marys, Kansas, and later he
took a philosophical course in Dubuque College of Dubuque, Iowa, while his theological
studies were pursued in Grand Seminary of Montreal, Canada. On the 22 of December,
1900, he was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Bruchesi of Montreal and his first
assignment was as assistant at the Cathedral in Dubuque, in which capacity he continued
for five and a half years, subsequently serving as pastor there for about six years.
An April, 1912, he was transferred to New Hampton as pastor of St. Joseph's parish, over
which he has since presided. The modern parsonage in which he resides was built
under his direction in 1917 at a cost of thirteen thousand dollars, while the church and
parochial school buildings could not be erected at the present time for a hundred thousand
dollars. He removed and rebuilt the convent at a cost of five thousand
dollars. St. Joseph's parish has enjoyed splendid growth both in a material and
moral sense and will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary on the 2nd of July 1919.
father Carey is popular not only among his parishioners but among people of all
denominations in New Hampton, being uniformly esteemed as a man of consecrated zeal whose
efforts have proven a potent element in the moral unbuilding of the community.
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