NORTHWESTERN IOWA ITS HISTORY AND TRADITION VOLUMEIII 1804-1926
Realizing early in his career that industry is the basis of alladvancement, Walter Feddersen has closely applied himself to his chosen line ofwork, and although young in years, he has already become recognized as one ofthe leading agriculturists of the Holstein district.He was born October11, 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 hisfather in operating the homestead, gaining practical knowledge of the details of farming, and found this occupation a congenial one.Eventually he was ableto purchase a quarter section in Battle township and for over six years has cultivated this tract, also operating rented land. He is thoroughlyfamiliar with agricultural conditions in this section and knows the best methodsof 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 EttaL. 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.