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Atchison County Kansas Bio Sketches 


Henry GLATTFELDER, farmer, Center Township, Atchison County, Kansas, was born in the township where he now lives, September 16, 1871 and is a son of Henry and Margaret (KUNTZ) Glattfelder. They were the parents of seven children: Elizabeth married J. MEYERS, died in Atchison, Kan.; Maggie, married widower of her deceased sister and he is a baker and merchant, Atchison; Anna, wife of J. KUHN, Atchison, Kan.; Fannie married H.H. SEVERS, Manning, Iowa; Mary married M.L. DILGERT, Atchison; Bertha married W.A. DILGERT, Mt. Pleasant Township and Henry, the subject of this sketch. The father was born in Switzerland, January 1827. He came to America and settled in Atchison County, on a rented farm in Mt. Pleasant Township. He worked this from 1863 until his death in 1871. The mother was also born in Switzerland, December 18, 1832 and died in Atchison, Kan. in 1904.

Henry Glattfelder, the subject of this sketch, attended the district schools of Center Township and grew up on his mother's farm and began farming for himself when he was twenty-two years old. He bought 125 acres of land in Center Township and now owns 130 acres. He had made many improvements on his place since taking possession of it and keeps graded stock. In 1894, the year in which he started out for himself, he was united in marriage with Miss Anna CLINE, a daughter of Peter J. and Bersheba Cline. Mrs. Glattfelder was born March 21, 1877, in Mt. Pleasant Township, Atchison County, Kansas. Her father was a native of Iowa and her mother of Missouri. To Mr. and Mrs. Glattfelder have been born six children: Leona, ELLSWORTH; Harold, Kennith; Lucile all living at home. One child, Henry, is deceased. Mr. Glattfelder is an independent voter. He attends church, but does not profess any creed. He is a practical farmer and is a liberal giver to all movements for the benefit of the community. Never has Mr. Glattfelder allowed his selfish interests to stand in the way of the community's progress and he has proven himself a patriotic citizen of the commonwealth.

Taken from:

History of Atchison County, Kansas

by Sheffield Ingalls - 1916

Submitted by:

Clemi Higley Blackburn, April 2002

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