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Louis O. Reierson

Louis O. Reierson owns and resides upon a portion of the large landed estate that was accumulated by his father in Clayton county, and he is one of the progressive farmers and popular citizens of the township in which he has always maintained his home, and in which his circle of friends is coincident with that of his acquaintances. Mr. Reierson was born in Marion township, this county, on the 12th of September, 1884, and is a son of Reier and Mary (Olson) Reierson, both of whom were born and reared in this county where their parents settled in the pioneer days within a short time after immigrating to America from Norway.

Reier L. Reierson was identified successfully with farm enterprise in Clayton county during his entire active career, and at the time of his death which occurred July 24, 1915, he was the owner of a well improved landed estate of five hundred and twenty acres in Marion township. He was a man of sterling integrity, was a loyal and liberal citizen, was a Republican in politics, and was a consistent communicant of the Norwegian Lutheran church, as is also his widow, who still remains on the old home place that is endeared to her by the gracious memories and associations of the past.

Of the children, the subject of this review is the eldest; Mary is the wife of John O. Wall, of Marion township; and Cornelius and Ruth M. remain with their mother on the old home place.

Louis O. Reierson gained his early education in the public schools, and from his boyhood to the present time he has found as the stage of his activities the farm estate that was accumulated through the ability and energy of his honored father. On the 1st of Marchm 1916m he purchased one hundred and seventy six acres of the old homestead, and to the operation of this farm in Section 11, Marion township, he is now devoting his attention with marked progressiveness and energy, and with the attending success which his broad and practical experience insures. He has erected good buildings on his individual farm and has installed on the place also a modern silo of seventy five tons capacity. He is aligned as a loyal supporter of the cause of the Republican party, is serving at the time of this writing in 1916, as treasurer of his school district, and both he and his wife hold membership in the Norwegian Lutheran church.

On the 20th of June, 1912, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Reierson to Miss Elvina Wall, who likewise was born and reared in this county, and their attractive home is brightened by the presence of their winsome little daughter Marjorie Elenore, who was born January 17, 1915.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa; From The Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present; by Realto E. Price, Vol. II; pg. 343-344

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