Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 3/11/2009 at 16:02:32
George Paulson a leading farmer of Amaqua township, who since 1872 has been a resident of Boone county, was boron in Germany, October 21, 1844, and is a son of Henning and Margaret Paulson, who also lived in Germany, where the father engaged in peddling. Both he and his wife have passed away.
In the country of his nativity George Paulson was reared, and after reaching manís estate he wedded Miss Anna Kock, also a native of Germany. Ten children have been born of this marriage.
Maggie, the wife of Henry Peters a resident of Ogden, john, who married Miss Katie Maas and is a resident of Amaqua township, Herman, who married Katie Kruse and also follows farming in Amaqua township who is married to Katie Stamp, Anna who is the sixth member of the family and is at home, Charlie who wedded Marie Bierfeldt and follows farming in Amaqua township, Harry, at home, Louis and George (twins), also under the parental roof.
George Paulson is the only member of his fatherís family that ever came to the new world. He crossed the Atlantic in 1872 and did not tarry long on the coast, but made his way westward to Boone county, Iowa, and settled upon a farm in Des Moines township, where he lived for three years. On the expiration of that period he moved to the old Hedinger home farm in Beaver township and afterward resided for a short time in the village of Ogden. He subsequently resided upon various farms in Amaqua township and finally took up his adobe in Greene county, Iowa where he engaged in the cultivation of the fields for three years, when he again returned to Boone county and settled upon the present farm known as the old Nelson place. He now owns 290 acres of land situated on Sections 9 and 16. Amaqua township and constituting one of the best improved of this locality. Its well tilled fields indicate his careful supervision and progressive methods. The stock which he raises is also of good grades and Mr Paulson has long been known as a progressive agriculturist. His sons however, now rent much of his land, so his is largely living retired.
Mr Paulson is at the present time filling the office of township trustee and for several years he served as school director in Amaqua township. He has never wavered in his allegiance to the Republican party, believing that its principles are best calculated to conserve the general good and promote national progress and the welfare of the country. He take a deep interest in politics and has many times attended its county conventions. Church work also receives his aid and endorsement, and he and his wife are consistent and faithful members of the German Lutheran church in Amaqua township.
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