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Anton L Challberg


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/26/2010 at 12:12:58

Anton L Challberg is a member of one of the best known families of Beaver township. There he owns 120 acres on section 36, all of which is highly improved, annually bringing him rich harvests. Mr Challberg is a native of Boone county, his birth having occurred in Marcy township in February 1873. His parents, Nels P an d Lena (Olson) Challberg, were natives of Sweden. On his arrival in America the father located in Dixon, Illinois, in 1853. He as a mason and worked at that trade for some time, remaining in Dixon until his removal to Minnesota, where he bought land, operating the same for about thirteen years or until 1868. That year marks his arrival in Boone county, He became the owner of 160 acres of land in Swede Lane, Marcy township, which he improved and cultivated for the remainder of his life, being so successful that he was enabled to gradually acquire 620 acres in Marcy and Beaver townships. The father died in September 1878, ad the mother in January 1909. During the later years of her life she made her home with her so Anton. IN the family were ten children, five of whom are now deceased. Those living are: John a resident of Fort Dodge, Emma the wife of N M Peterson, an agriculturist of Marcy township, Charles, a successful contractor residing in California, Minton L who farms the old homestead n Marcy township, and Anton L.
The last named was reared and educated in Marcy township, attending the Marcy Center school. It may be of interest to note here that his school was destroyed by the cyclone of 1882. Mr Challberg early devoted himself to agricultural pursuits, thoroughly acquainting himself with the details of the work and acquiring the knowledge necessary for the successful conduct of a farm. He remained with his widowed other on the home farm until 1901, when the land was divided and he came into possession of 120 acres situated on section 36, Beaver township. He has since improved his place wonderfully, and there his mother lived with him until her death, having the love and tender care of her son. Mr Challberg has remained on this place continuously with the exception of two years, during which time he was engaged in the coal and feed business in Fort Dodge.
He is at present assessor of Beaver township and has served in that office to the entire satisfaction of all concerned for five years. He is a stockholder and director of the Farmers Savings Bank of Berkley, Boone county, and has proved himself a valuable member of the board in giving suggestions in regard to the business management of the bank. Politically he is a republican, interested I the welfare of his party, yet not an active politician. He is ever ready to give his support to worthy public enterprises and aids in all movements undertaken to improve his township. He belongs to the Swedish Mission church and carries his Christian principles into his everyday life. Mr Challberg has many friends in Marcy and Beaver townships and all who know him speak highly of him.

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