Senator Rudolph C. H. Lehfeldt View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 1/28/1917
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 25 (1894) - 26 (1896)
Home County: Crawford
Rudolph C. H. Lehfeldt
Crawford County
A native of Germany his birth having occurred in Curan by Lubeck December 28 1840. He was reared in the land of his nativity attended the public schools and afterward became connected with the sheep industry. In 1870 he came to America settling near Denison where he purchased two hundred and thirteen acres of land. For fifteen years he was connected with general agricultural pursuits in this county and in 1885 removed to Montana residing in the vicinity of Billings until 1890. He then again came to Denison and lived upon the old home farm for a year after which he purchased the Lafe Goodrich farm of three hundred and ninety two acres. On this he engaged extensively in feeding sheep until 1901 when he left the farm and erected a beautiful home in Denison. On the 2nd of November, 1864, Mr. Lehfeldt was married to Miss Mary Witt who died in 1873 leaving four children. In 1880, Mr. Lehfeldt was again married his second union being with Miss Mary Schroeder by whom he had one son. On the 5th of January, 1894, Mr. Lehfeldt married his third wife Miss Sophia Leptien who was born in Marengo, Iowa. Mr. Lehfeldt is a republican well versed on the questions of the day and active in the work of the party. In 1894 he was elected state senator and represented his district during the four succeeding years when the general assembly was in session. He is a self-made man and his is a creditable record showing what may be accomplished when one has the will to dare and to do. Mr. Lehfeldt died January 28, 1917, in Denison, Iowa. He is buried at Oakland Cemetery in Denison.