Representative Elmer Alfred Hoth View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 10/19/1962
Birth Place: Postville, IA
Birth County: Allamakee
Birth Country: USA
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 55 (1953) - 58 (1959)
Home County: Allamakee
Elmer Alfred Hoth
Allamakee County


MR. SPEAKER: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character and public service of the late Honorable Elmer A. Hoth requests permission to submit the following memorial:

Elmer A. Hoth was born on a farm near Postville, Iowa, Allamakee County, November 12, 1900, and died October 19, 1962.

He received his education at Waukon and Postville public schools. He was married in 1921 to Ella Meyer. To this union were born two sons, Charles and John, both of Postville, Iowa.

Mr. Hoth was manager of retail lumber yards at Postville and at Waukon for twenty-one years. The last eighteen years he operated a hardware store in partnership with his brother at Postville, Iowa.

Mr. Hoth was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. He served as secretary of the Lutheran Church Council and was a member of the Commercial Club of Postville, a member of the Postville Board of Education and a member of the Postville Town Council.

Mr. Hoth was State Representative from Allamakee County in the Fifty-fifth, Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth General Assemblies of the State of Iowa.

He is survived by his widow and two sons, John and Charles, who now reside in Postville.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Sixtieth General Assembly: That in the passing of the Honorable Elmer A. Hoth, the state has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant and the House by this resolution would express its sympathy to the members of his family.

Be It Further Resolved: That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House, and that the Chief Clerk be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.