Among the young men who are making substantial progress as fanners in Crawford county is George Brotherson, of Jackson township.
He is a native of that township, born June 19, 1884, and is a son of Detlief and Adelia (Nissen) Brotherson. The parents were both born in Germany and came to America about 1870, locating in Crawford county, Iowa. The father became identified with agricultural interests and he and his wife still live upon the homestead in this county. There were eight children in their family: Thomas, now residing in South Dakota; Lena, deceased; Dora, who married George Sheldorfy of South Dakota; Emma, the wife of Loge Sherwood, of South Dakota; Christ, who is living at home; George, the subject of this review; Arthur, of Crawford county; and Gertrude, the wife of William Pfancuch, of Crawford county.
George Brotherson was reared under the parental roof and received his early education in the district schools of Jackson township. He continued at home assisting his father until twenty-five years of age and since that time has conducted business upon his own account. He engages in general agriculture but makes a specialty of raising and feeding stock, and as he is a good judge of animals and delivers them to the market in fine condition, he receives a fair price for everything he has, for sale and is today upon the high road to prosperity.
In March, 1909, Mr. Brotherson was united in marriage to Miss Jessie Wears, who was born in Crawford county, February 25, 1886, a daughter of George M. and Jennie (Duncan) Wears, The parents were both born in Gennany and came to the United States in 1879. They located in Crawford county and in 1880 Mr. Wears purchased a farm of eighty acres in Jackson township, upon which he has ever since made his home. There were three children in his family, only one of whom, Jessie, the wife of George Brotherson, is now living. Mrs. Wears passed away February 10, 1910.
One child, Harold, has come to brighten the home of Mr. and Mrs. Brotherson, his natal day being October 4, 1910. Mr. Brotherson was early made acquainted with the various duties pertaining to agriculture and stock-raising and has shown an interest in his vocation that yields very gratifying returns. He is an industrious and intelligent citizen and a willing worker for all causes that tend to promote the welfare of the neighborhood. He and his estimable wife are earnest members of the Presbyterian church and ever since reaching manhood he has given his support to the republican party.
Source: History of Crawford County, Iowa. Vol. II. Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1911.