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Martin T. Jacobson


Martin T. Jacobson, carrying on general farming and stock-raising upon the old Jacobson homestead, on section 13, Paint Creek township, was born upon that farm and in the house which he now occupies, on the 25th of February, 1864. He is a son of Tron Jacobson, of whom more extended mention is made elsewhere in this work. In the acquirement of an education he attended a district school in Paint Creek township and when not engaged with his books aided in the operation of the farm, becoming thus at an early age familiar with the best agricultural methods and mastering every department of farm operation. After the death of his father he inherited the old homestead of one hundred and seventy-three acres and has continued to develop and improve it ever since, adding to his holdings from time to time until he now owns a good farm of three hundred and seventy-six acres well improved and developed. He carries on general farming and success has steadily attended his well directed efforts so that he stands today among the substantial and representative farmers of his native township.

Mr. Jacobson married Miss Emma Satring, a native of Paint Creek township and a daughter of Gilbert and Bertha Satring, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Jacobson have become the parents of eight children, Albert, Luella, Bertha, Theodore, Oscar, Ruth, Edna and Carleton. Albert, the eldest child, is attending the State Agricultural College at Ames. The family are members of the Lutheran church.

Mr. Jacobson gives his political allegiance to the republican party and has never sought to evade the obligations of citizenship, serving his fellow citizens with credit and ability when called upon to do so. The cause of education has found in him a loyal supporter and he did much to elevate standards and improve educational methods in his twenty years’ service as a member of the school board. He is now in his third term as township trustee and his influence, always on the side of right, reform and progress, has for a long time been an important factor in community affairs.

-source: Past & Present of Allamakee County; by Ellery M. Hancock; S. J. Clarke Pub. Co.; 1913
-transcribed by Jan Miller

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