|Birth: ||Aug. 17, 1871|
|Death: ||Aug. 24, 1949|
Charles Aigner, a well-to-do farmer and respected Citizen of Wilkin County, resided in Manston Township, where he succeeded in building a fine home. He was one of the early settlers of that locality and he was one of the leading citizens.
Mr. Aigner was born near Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in 1871. His father, Ferdinand Aigner, became one of the early settlers of Mower County, Minnesota. He was the second of a family of ten children and he came with his parents to Mower County when he was six years of age. The family settled on rented land in Wilkin County and resided there for about three years.
He only had about two months schooling when a boy and he remained with his parents and assisted on the home farm until he was twenty-two years of age, when he began working for others. He was engaged with his grandfather in farming for about three years prior to his death, and in 1896 he secured control of the farm in the northeastern part of the county, in Manston Township. He resided on this farm three more years, and he then moved to a tract of one hundred and sixty acres which he owned in section 18 of the same township.
He owned three hundred and sixteen acres in this section and one hundred and sixty acres in section 6, his entire holdings of four hundred and seventy-six acres lying in Manston Township. On his home farm he had a large barn built in 1902, and a commodious residence, built in the summer of 1903. He had all necessary machinery and conducts his farm systematically and successfully. He engaged in grain and stock raising and never experienced a loss of crops. In February, 1902, his residence was burglarized and a valuable horse was taken from the barn.
He was also in the well digging business and sank many wells in that neighborhood and had a good business in that line. Mr. Aigner was married in 1893 to Miss Bertha Buth. Mrs. Aigner was born in Germany, and her father, Herman Buth was an old settler of Wilkin County. Mr. and Mrs. Aigner were the parents of seven children.
Mr. Aigner was prominent in local affairs, and had served his township as assessor, chairman of the board of supervisors and justice of the peace. He was treasurer of his township, and he enjoyed the confidence of his associates. He was an independent voter and used his influence for good government, local and national.
From: Compendium of History and Biography of Central and Northern Minnesota (Chicago, Geo. A. Ogle & Co., 1904), pages 464-65.
Ferdinand Fredrick Aigner (1842 - 1924)
Emma Stienke Aigner (1847 - 1918)
Bertha Johanna Buth Aigner (1877 - 1952)
William Henry Aigner (1898 - 1969)*
Luverna Sonia Aigner (1904 - 1905)*
Created by: Lee Ann (Finley) Aigner
Record added: Sep 01, 2009
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