C J Cassel
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/12/2006 at 11:40:38
C J Cassel, farmer Sec 36, P O Swede Point, was born in Sweden, December 26, 1821, his father was a miller and engaged in milling, so he learned that trade when he was only about thirteen years of age, and when about eighteen years old his father gave up this business and began to build threshing machines, he also learned this trade with his father, which he followed up to the time he came to America, in the spring of 1844, the company of four families with whom he came were the first to land in the State of Iowa, he remained on year in Henry county , and then went to Fairfield and remained till 1848, when he came to this county, where he has since lived, he and his brothers-in-law, Delanderís, built the first saw-mill in the township, and in 1857 they put up a grist-mill, which they ran for about ten years, and since that has followed farming , he owns an improved farm of eighty acres, he was married at Fairfield, this State, in 1848 to Miss Ulla Delander, of Sweden, they were the first Swedish couple married in the State, they have nine children living: Matilda, Ulla, Clara, Johanna, John A, Peter, Mary, Amanda, Chas W, and John P
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