Buena Vista County, IA
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Extracted from:  Wegerslev, C. H. and Thomas Walpole. 
 Past and Present of Buena Vista County, Iowa
Chicago:  S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1909, p. 223-24.

Transcribed by Mary Alice Schwanke and Cyndi Vertrees

Biography of  Loren Green

Loren Green is a successful agriculturist of Coon township, operating one hundred and sixty acres of land. He was born in Sauk county, Wisconsin, February 12, 1877, and attended school in his native city to the age of twelve years. At that age he came with his mother to Buena Vista county and has here made his home to the present time. The mother, Mrs. Jemima J. Williams, bore the maiden name of Hutchins and was born in Indiana. Her father was a farmer and his family numbered ten children, the brothers and sisters of Mrs. Williams being: Samuel, a farmer of Kansas; William and Elza, who follow farming in Wisconsin; Hannah the wife of Nathan Davis; Rebecca, the wife of D. Miller; Ella, the wife of Roy Carpenter; and four who died in childhood.

As above stated, Loren Green began his education in the Wisconsin schools and after coming to Buena Vista county he continued his studies in the common schools to the age of seventeen years, subsequent to which time he spent two years in Buena Vista College. Having obtained a good practical education he then engaged in teaching for two years and subsequently was employed for a similar period as a clerk in a store. Indoor life did not prove congenial to him, however, and he decided to take up farming and to this end took up a homestead claim in Coon township. Each year he harvest good crops as a reward for the care and labor which he bestows upon the fields.

Mr. Green chose as a companion and helpmate for the journey of life Miss Etta Ellis, who was born in Buena Vista county, September 22, 1878, a daughter of H. and E. I. Ellis, who now make their home in Storm Lake, the father being a retired farmer. Mr. and Mrs. Green have an interesting little son, Marvin E., who was born October 10, 1901.

Mr. Green gives his political support to the republican party and has served as a school director, while at the present writing he is serving as township clerk. His fraternal relations are with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. In every relation of life in which he is found he is known to be the same honorable and honored gentleman, who fully merits the confidence and esteem in which he is uniformly held, while his estimable wife, who has spent her entire life in Buena Vista county, is also well known and shares in the high regard in which her husband is held.