John A. Kalbach, b. 1844

John A. Kalbach, born in Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania, September 1, 1844. came to Oskaloosa with his father in May, 1851, and has resided here continuously since. His father started a lumber-yard in Oskaloosa, in June, 1864. This was the first lumber-yard in Oskaloosa. John A. Kalbach became a partner with his father, January 1, 1866, has been connected with the business then established ever since and in that respect is the oldest merchant in Oskaloosa. John A. Kalbach was a member of the city council in 1872 and 1873 and later a member of the board of county supervisors. He has in many ways identified himself with that which was intended to add to the growth and prosperity of Oskaloosa. Mr. Kalbach was married at Chicago, Illinois, in June, 1873, to Louise Patterson. Their children are Warren; Helen; Annette, now Mrs. Valentine, of Centerville; and Taylor P.


from Past and Present of Mahaska County, Iowa by Manoah Hedge The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co. 1906

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