A Narrative History
The People of Iowa
SPECIAL TREATMENT OF THEIR CHIEF ENTERPRISES IN
EDUCATION, RELIGION, VALOR, INDUSTRY,
EDGAR RUBEY HARLAN, LL. B., A. M.
Curator of the
Historical, Memorial and Art Department of Iowa
THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Inc.
Chicago and New York
HERBERT C. JEPSEN is a native of Nebraska, but has lived nearly all his life
in Clinton County, Iowa. The chief feature of his business career has been
his capable service as cashier of the Gooselake Savings Bank.
Mr. Jepsen was born on the homestead of his parents in Cuming County,
Nebraska, September 8, 1890. His parents, Fritz and Christine (Theimen) Jepsen, were born and married in Germany and about 1882 came to the United States. They were then young people about twenty-five years of age. Their first location was in Clinton, Iowa. Leaving there, they went to Nebraska and took up a homestead in Cuming County. After about ten years they returned to Clinton County, in 1894, and his father bought a 240 acre farm. He is now living retired in the City of Clinton. In the family of the parents were the following children: Herbert C., Hans, Herman, Warner, Fritz, Olga, who married Carl Wiese, of Clinton County, and Lenora.
Herbert C Jensen had all his educational advantages in Clinton County. After
completing his schooling, when about nineteen years of age, he spent a year
in the service of the I. & I. Interurban Railway at Clinton. For fifteen months he clerked in a grocery store, and in 1914 entered the Gooslake Savings Bank, starting as a clerk, but since the first two years of his service has
held the post of cashier.
Mr. Jepsen is a good community man, and the records of the town of Gooslake
show that he has filled with ability the offices of mayor, seven years as
treasurer of the school board, and during the World war was in training camp at
Camp Dodge for eight months. He is now township committeeman of the
Republican party and is a member of the German Lutheran Church. Mr. Jepsen married, June 20, 1918, Miss Viola Wiese, daughter of Elizabeth (Dohse) Wiese, of Clinton County. They have two sons, Donald and Herbert C., Jr.
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