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Off family


Clarence R. Off grew up in Dubuque, Iowa. He graduated in law from the State University of Iowa (now known as the University of Iowa) in Iowa City. He was the county attorney in Iowa County for many years. He married Mary Ruby Frampton of Boone, Iowa; who always went by the name Ruby. Ruby Frampton had attended the State University of Iowa where she was an avid athlete. Clarence and Ruby Off raised their daughter, Harriet K. Frampton in North English, Iowa. She attended the State University of Iowa, where she was active in the Tri-Delta Sorority. Harriet earned a B.A. and then attended law school for a year, but did not finish. After graduating from the State University of Iowa, Harriet worked for a short time as secretary to Ivar Opstad, the superintendent of schools in Iowa City. She served as secretary in 1939 when the new high school, Iowa City High, was being built. During college Harriet Off met Frederick "Fritz" Mohland Holsteen. The couple was married in 1940 at the First Congregational Church in Iowa City. They had a daughter who became Mary Holsteen Palmberg. Fritz Holsteen was born in Burlington, Iowa to Frederick S. and Leonore Holsteen. Frederick S. Holsteen was a practicing attorney, having graduated in law from the State University of Iowa in 1937. After serving in the cavalry in World War II, Fritz Holsteen went into law practice with his father in Burlington. Following his fatherĀ“s death, Fritz Holsteen continued practicing law until his death in 1977, serving as Burlington city attorney during part of that time. Married life for Harriet Off Holsteen included active membership in the Burlington Alumnae Chapter of the Tri-Delta Sorority.

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Off and Holsteen Family papers

Identifier: IWA0306
Abstract Two generations of an eastern Iowa family, many generations of which attended the University of Iowa.
Dates: 1864-1970