Posted By: Kathy Parmenter (email)
Date: 5/3/2005 at 19:53:53
Carl Pearson, of the firm of Carl Pearson & Co., cigar and tobacco merchants, 111 Adams Street, Creston, was born in Sweden, in 1843, and immigrated to America in 1869,m landing at New York. After making a trip through the South, including Texas and Mexico, looking for a location, he settled in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and remained there eleven years, during which time he married Ida Anderson, who was born in Sweden, in 1850. They have three children---Oscar W., Ruth E., and Pearlie L. Mr. Pearson is a popular man, clear-headed and well calculated for business. He owns the property where he is doing business, a house and lot in Creston, besides 1, 280 acres of land in Nebraska. He has a remarkable relic in his possession, being a pipe of wonderful construction, said to have belonged to Charles XII of Sweden. He has refused $1500 for it. The firm of Pearson & Co. keep a good stock of merchandise in their line, have ten to fifteen hands constantly employed in the manufacture of cigars. They are polite and always ready to accommodate their customers.
Information: Biographical & Historical Record of Ringgold & Union Counties, Iowa.
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