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Date: 7/2/2004 at 17:41:46

Biography reproduced from page 435 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

John Swanson was born Sept. 21, 1813, in Sweden. In 1869 he came with his wife Sarah (Neilson) Swanson to America, landed in Boston, went to New York city, to Tomkins’ Cove, where he remained eight years, then moved to Iowa. After stopping in Algona a few weeks he rented a farm, lived on it one year, and in 1878 bought forty acres on the northwest quarter of the northeast quarter of section 25, township 96, range 29, where he now resides. About half his farm is under cultivation, the rest in native timber. He was married in 1852, and have five children—Christina, wife of Nels Peterson, who resides in Red Wing, Minn.; John J., Mary C., who has taught school five terms, and also taught the first term in the new school house; Ida S., also a teacher, and Esther L. He and his wife are members of the Lutheran church.


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