|F. B. Wosoba
Born March 14, 1872
|F. B. Wosoba, who was formerly identified with farming interests in Oxford township, now makes his home in Oxford Junction and is serving as marshal of the village. He was born on his father's farm in Oxford township, March 14, 1872, a son of Michael and Anna Wosoba, who were natives of Bohemia, and accompanied their respective parents to the United States in their childhood. The parents are still living and make their home in Oxford Junction. Their family numbered four children but the youngest, John, is deceased. The other members are: Mary, the wife of Albert Hronik, a resident of Silvis, Illinois; Frank; and Frances B., the wife of James Bracha, of Oxford Junction.
F. B. Wosoba acquired his education in the common schools and remained on the home farm, assisting his father in the work of the fields until he attained his majority, when he began farming on his own account, cultivating for ten years the farm which he still owns in Oxford township, this tract comprising two hundred and sixty acres, located on section 15. In addition to his farm work he also raised stock, making a specialty of this branch of business. In 1902, however, he put aside his farming interests and took up his abode in Oxford Junction, where he owns a fine modern residence.
Mr. Wosoba was married in 1892 to Miss Anna Lipchausky, who was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and this union has been blessed with two children: Vlast, who is employed as clerk in a store and is with his parents; and Lilly, who is a high-school student at Oxford Junction.
Mr. Wosoba is a democrat in his political views. For the past four years he has served as marshal of, Oxford Junction and in this connection is doing much good for the community, while at the same time he is gaining an honorable name for himself. He is a Modern Woodman and also belongs to the Knights of Pythias Lodge, no. 85, at Oxford Junction. He likewise affiliates with the C.Z.B.J., a Bohemian organization. In whatever relation of life he is found, he is the same honorable and upright man, loyal in friendship and true to every duty that devolves upon him in citizenship.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Past and Present, R. M. Corbitt, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1910, p. 183.
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