A Narrative History of The People of Iowa with SPECIAL TREATMENT OF THEIR CHIEF ENTERPRISES IN EDUCATION, RELIGION, VALOR, INDUSTRY, BUSINESS, ETC. by EDGAR RUBEY HARLAN, LL. B., A. M. Curator of the Historical, Memorial and Art Department of Iowa Volume IV THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Inc. Chicago and New York 1931
CLYDE T. GENUNG is a native son of Mills County, Iowa, a capable member of the bar, and since the death of his father has carried on the general practice at Glenwood in association with his brother Norman.
Clyde T. Genung was born in Mills County, October 11, 1879, son of Louis T. and Julia A. (Anderson) Genung. His father was a Civil war veteran and for forty years enjoyed a high place at the Iowa bar. He was born in Rock Island County, Illinois, and at the age of eighteen enlisted in Company H of the Fifty-first Illinois Infantry. He was one of Illinois' volunteers and was in active service until wounded and captured at the battle of Franklin, Tennessee, in teh closing months of the war. He was held in prison until the war ended the following spring. In 1870 he moved to Mills County, Iowa, and while engaged in farming pursued the study of law. He was admitted to the bar in 1875, and from that year until his death, on November 15, 1915, was actively engaged in a law practice of more than local importance, and in fact enjoyed a reputation for skill and ability all over his judicial district. He was a Democrat in politics and attended as a delegate several national conventions. His wife, Julia A. Anderson, was born at Canton, Illinois, and died February 6, 1917. Both were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Louis T. Genung was a member of the Knights of Pythias, and belonged to the Iowa Bar Association. He was well read, a man of broad information and thorough learning, though self educated. He was extremely devoted to his family. There were seven children: C. C. and B. L. Genung, who are together in the cattle business at Bassett, Nebraska; L. C. Genung, a cattle man at Atkinson, Nebraska; Clyde T. and Norman S.; Mrs. M. A. Buffington; and Georgie, wife of O. A. Kepler, a fruit man at Fresno, California.
Clyde T. Genung grew up in Glenwood, attended public schools there, and was graduated from the law department of the University of Iowa in 1901. After qualifying for his profession he joined his father in practice, and for nearly thirty years has been a lawyer in whom the people of Mills County have reposed their confidence and trust. Mr. Genung is a member of the Congregational Church, is a Knight Templar Mason and Shriner, member of the Knights of Pythias, and a Democrat. He married, November 16, 1904, Irene Kepler, who was born in Linn County and reared and educated there.