ADAM MARXEN, whose post office address is Piper, Kansas, is one of the most substantial farmers of Wyandotte county and owns one of the finest farms within its limits.
Mr. Marxen is a native of Kansas, born in Leavenworth county, November 15, 1860, son of Marx and Eva (Ochs) Marxen, both of German birth. His father, who had learned the trade of blacksmith and had served in the German army, came to America, in 1852, a young man of twenty-two years. During the Civil war he was a member of the Home Guard at Leavenworth, and after the war he engaged in the brewery business, his brewery being the first one in operation at Leavenworth. From Leavenworth he came to Wyandotte county and engaged in farming, and here he carried on agricultural pursuits extensively until his death. His wife died about eighteen years ago, and his death occurred in 1908. They were the parents of two children, Adam and Henry. Personal mention of the latter will be found elsewhere in this work.
Adam Marxen was a small boy at the time his parents moved to Wyandotte county, and here he attended district school and early became familiar with all kinds of farm work. He now owns two hundred and forty acres of choice land, well improved, and is carrying on diversified farming and stock raising, making a specialty of the dairy business.
Politically Mr. Marxen is a Democrat. For the past fifteen years he has served as a member of the school board.
In 1888 he married Miss Mary Studer, of Doniphan county, Kansas, whose parents are both deceased. To them have been given eight children, all of whom are living except Philip, the youngest, who died at the age of one year. The others in order of birth are: Edward, Annie, Josephine, Mark, Frank, Pete, and Mary.
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