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Ernest F. Lindeman
The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
Ernest F. Lindeman, one of the modern and progressive farmers of Beaver Falls township, was born in the township where he now resides, Jan. 31, 1873, son of August and Mary (Grauke) Lindeman. He was reared on the home farm and attended the district schools of the neighborhood. In 1894 he rented a farm in Redwood county, where he remained for four years. Then he became manager for the Great Western Elevator Co, at Delhi, this state. After two years and a half in this capacity, he purchased a half interest in the firm of Hoskins & Honor, owners of a granite-working plant at North Redwood, and changed the name to Roskins & Lindeman. In 1902 he moved onto his present farm of 240 acres in section 4, Beaver Falls towship, which he purchased in 1896. He has accomplished some splendid developments, carries on general farming, and makes a specialty of raising and feeding cattle for the market. One of the notable features of the farm is a fruit orchard of one and a half acres. The home which Mr. Lindeman erected in 1912 is one of the best rural residences in the county. It is modern in every way, 33 by 44 feet, two stories, with twelve rooms and a full basement. The lower story is finished in oak, attractive features being the open stairway and built-in buffet and book cases. The upper story is finished in pine. The home is equipped with hot water heat and acetylene lights throughout. A porch runs across the front and around on the east side. The house cost some $8,000 and is distinctly a model of its kind. Mr. Lindeman has served as the township assessor and is a stockholder in the Farmers' Elevator Company and the Farmers' Telephone Company at Redwood Falls. He is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and attends the Presbyterian Church. April 2, 1901, Mr. Lindeman was united in marriage to Amanda L. Schafer, born August 26, 1880, daughter of John and Caroline (Krupp) Schafer. They were married in Faribault, Minnesota. Mr. and Mrs. Lindeman have three children, Pearl M. and Percy M., twins. born May 9, 1902, and Bonnie L., born June 24, 1903. John Schafer was born in Wasmar, Mecklenberg, Germany, March 17, 1829, and died March 4, 1885. He was married at Faribault, this state, Aug. 30, 1870, to Caroline Krupp, who was born at Georgendorf, Germany, Dec. 5 1837, and now lives in North Redwood, this state. John Schafer had a notable war record. On Sept. 27, 1861, he enlisted as a private in Company G, Second Missouri Artillery, and was promoted for bravery, first to corporal and then to sergeant, serving as such under Captain John Emil. He was discharged by special orders Aug. 24, 1863. In 1867 he came to Renville county and engaged in farming for the remainder of his life.
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