A large number of the citizens of Stockholm township either trace their lineage to or had their birth in Sweden, and among the latter class is numbered Henry Buller.
He was born in that country on the 9th of December, 1856, a son of Hans and Martha (Henderson) Buller. The year 1866 witnessed the arrival of the Buller family in America, settlement being first made in Minnesota, but after a residence there of but two years removal was made to Iowa. the home being established in Boone county. Five years later Hans Buller brought his family to Crawford and took up his abode on the old homestead in Stockholm township, which is now the property of his son Henry, with whom he makes his home. He has now reached the venerable age of eighty-five years, having survived his wife for a long period, her death occurring in 1886. Their family consisted of seven children, as follows: two who passed away in infancy; Peter, of Sac county, Iowa; Henry, of this review; Hans, a resident of Montana; Martha, deceased; and William, who has also passed away.
Henry Buller was a lad of ten years when brought by his parents to the new world, and his education, which had been begun in Sweden, was completed in the schools of Minnesota and Iowa. The period of his boyhood and youth was spent amid the scenes and activities of rural life, and upon laying aside his text-books he naturally turned his attention to the work of the farm, wisely choosing as a life work the occupation to which he had been reared. The old homestead has remained his place of residence to the present time and to its cultivation he is directing his entire energies. The property, which consists of one hundred and ten acres, is located on section 6, Stockholm township, and is a finely developed place, equipped with substantial buildings and all of the improvements and accessories of a modem and up-to-date farm. Here he carries on general farming and also engages quite extensively in stock-raising, and the success which he is enjoying speaks strongly for progressive methods, close application and unfaltering energy and determination.
It was on the 14th of February, 1887, that Mr. Buller was united in marriage to Anna Hulnberg, a daughter of Erick and Ericka Hulnberg, and by this union have been born five children, namely: Walter, Reuben, Viola, Randolph and Mattie, all at home.
The parents attend the Free Mission, while politically Mr. Buller gives his support to the republican party. His life has been one of continuous activity, for he early recognized the fact that the foundation of all prosperity must be earnest effort, and the success and position of independence to which he has attained have therefore been well merited.
Source: History of Crawford County, Iowa. Vol. II. Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1911.