Frederick W. Wohlenberg, cashier of the German Savings Bank at Manning, Carroll county, was born at Goose Lake, Clinton county, Iowa, on the 14th of February, 1880. He is a son of Ludwig A. and Anke (Ommen) Wohlenberg, the father a native of the province of SchleswigHolstein and the mother of Oldermanburg, Germany. Mr. Wohlenberg emigrated to the United States when a young man of twenty years, locating in Lyons, Iowa. For several years thereafter he worked in a mill, following which he engaged in farming in Clinton county, in the vicinity of Goose Lake. He has since retired and he and his wife are now residents of Lyons, Iowa. He is a member of the Deutcher Verein of Lyons and politically he is a democrat, and has served as a member of the school board.
Reared on the homestead in Clinton county, Frederick W. Wohlenberg spent his boyhood and youth in a manner very similar to other farmer lads, his early education being acquired in the schools in the vicinity of his father's place. Later he pursued a more advanced course in the Northern Illinois College of Fulton, after the completion of which he returned to the farm. Deciding that he preferred the life of a business man to, that of an agriculturist he later went to Dyersville, where for a time he worked in a hardware store. From there he went to Ida Grove as bookkeeper in a bank, remaining there for two years. At the expiration of that period he went to Bagley as assistant cashier in the bank. Eighteen months thereafter he organized a bank in Lanesboro with which he was identified for a year. He subsequently went to Hubbard as assistant cashier in the bank there, but at the end of two years he removed to Beresford, South Dakota, where he held the position of assistant cashier. Returning to Iowa at the end of a year he bought an interest in the George Savings Bank at George, and for four years following filled the position of cashier in that institution. Disposing of his interest in 1910 he came to Manning and bought an interest in the German Savings Bank, where he is now acting in the capacity of cashier in addition to which he is also a member of the board of directors. Besides his official duties in connection with the bank, Mr. Wohlenberg engages in the life and fire insurance business and also handles real estate.
On the 20th of June, 1905 at Battle Creek, Iowa, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Wohlenberg and Miss Katherine Henrietta Krause, a daughter of William Krause. The parents, who are now residents of Ida Grove, formerly lived on a farm in the vicinity of Battle Creek, Iowa, where Mrs. Wohlenberg was born on the 20th of January, 1885. Mr. and Mrs. Krause are both natives of Germany, from which country they emigrated to Iowa, where for many years the father, who is now retired, engaged in agricultural pursuits. They affiliate with the German Lutheran church, while his political support Mr. Krause accords the democratic party.
Fraternally Mr. Wohlenberg holds membership in the Masonic order and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He casts his ballot for the men and measures of the democratic party, and while residing in Lanesboro was town treasurer. Although he has been a resident of Manning for less than a year, Mr. Wohlenberg had made a very favorable impression in business circles, and both he and Mrs. Wohlenberg appear to be popular socially.