The Life and Poetry of Ted Kooser

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3Paid their hospital bill: Kooser, Local Wonders, 52.
3Upstairs apartment on Carroll Avenue and subsequent information about growing up at 109 West Ninth Street: Kooser, letter to author, July 15, 2002.
3Historic Old Town: Anderson, “Old Town.”
4Originally from Württenberg: “Descendants of Johannes Michael Kosser,” Kooser Collection, Don L. Love Memorial Library, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Unless otherwise indicated, all Kooser correspondence, journals, workbooks, and unpublished materials quoted may be found in the Kooser Collection noted above.
4During the 1840s: Hilton, “Education,” 5.
4Hans Michael Kosser and Anna Maria Sybilla: “Descendants of Johannes Michael Kosser.”
4The town of Ames: Black, “Ames Centennial History,” 36.
4Grace E. Lang: “Grace E. Lang,” Iowa State Census Collection, 1836–1925 (1905), Ancestry.com, 13.
5The ingenious young boy: Kooser, Local Wonders, 54–55·
5end of farm subsidies: Hunter, “The Farmer Feeds,” 13.
5forced to mortgage: Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, s.v. “Iowa.”
5her first husband, Calvin Lake: Lake, Florence’s first husband, managed Ames Canning Company. Later Florence would marry Jack (Ralph) Mayo, who worked for Independent Lumber in Omaha. Kooser, e-mail to author, July 16, 2007.

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