Cottonwood County MN Biographies--David Ewert
"History of Cottonwood and Watonwan Counties of Minnesota, 1916"
It was in southern Russia, October 6, 1838, that David Ewert, the subject of this sketch, first saw the light of day. His father, William W. Ewert, and his mother, whose maiden name was Anna Buhler, were both natives of southern Russia.
William W. Ewert was a farmer and lumberman in Russia, and lived all his life in that country. He died in 1871. Some years after his death the mother came to America with her children, arriving in 1878. They finally came to Minnesota and found a location in Mountain Lake township and engaged in farming. The children of the family were: Jacob, Wilhelm, David, and Abraham (deceased).
David Ewert received his education in Russia, and came to this country with his mother in 1878. For two years after arriving in Cottonwood county he remained with the family on the farm, assisting in the farm work- In 1880 he engaged in the general merchanding business in partnership with H. P. Goetry. After two years this partnership was dissolved and Mr. Ewert
has since conducted the business alone. In 1881 he was married to Elizabeth Goetry, a daughter of Peter Goetry, and to this union two children have been
born: Elizabeth and Anna. They are both students at the State University.
Politically, Mr. Ewert is a Republican. He has served as mayor of the village of Mountain Lake for about thirteen years; as commissioner of Cottonwood county for about thirteen years; board for twenty years. He is at present serving as president of the First State Bank of Mountain Lake, and is also a stockholder in the State Bank of Jeffers, Cottonwood county, Minnesota. He also has an interest in the Mountain Lake Milling Company.