Albert T Sundell
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/8/2010 at 17:30:37
Albert T Sundell, who has remained a resident of Grant township from his birth to the present time, devotes his attention to the operation of the home farm of 160 acres on section 20 and also makes a specialty of stock raising. He was born on June 8, 1877, a son of Gust and Emily (Bergman) Sundell, both of whom were natives of Sweden. The father crossed the Atlantic to the United States in the 60ís and located in Keokuk, Iowa, where he helped to build the canal, assisting in its construction for six years. On the expiration of that period he came to Boone county and purchased a tract of land in Grant township which he improved and operated continuously and successfully until 1900, hen he put aside the active work of the fields and removed to Pilot Mound, where he has since lived retired. He has now reached the age of seventy years and is well known and highly esteemed throughout the community.
Albert T Sundell was reared in Grant township, where he acquired his education, also attending the short course at Iowa State College at Ames for three years. After attaining his majority he took charge of the home farm, comprising 160 acres of section 20, Grant township, and has since operated the same with excellent results. The property will eventually come into his possession, for he is the only child of his parents. In connetion with the in tiling of the soil he makes a specialty of the raising of Duroc Jersey hogs and Hereford cattle and also of buying stock. He is also a stockholder in the Farmers Elevator Company of Boxholm and is widely recognized as a progressive and enterprising citizen of his native county.
In May 1900 Mr Sundell was united in marriage to Miss Julia Lundblad, a daughter of Alfred and Sophia Lundblad, who are natives of Sweden and emigrated to America at an early day. The father, one of the earliest pioneers of Boone county, still lives on his farm in Pilot Mound township, and the mother also yet survives. Unto Mr and Mrs Sundell have been born six children as follows: Clarence, Cloyd, Viola, Herman, who died in 1908, Mildred and Laura.
In politics Mr Sundell is a republican, loyally supporting the principles and candidates of that party. He has served as trustee of Grant township and has been a member of the school board since reaching his majority or for a period of sixteen years, ever discharging his official duties in a capable and commendable manner. He is identified fraternally with Modern Woodmen of America and his religious faith is that of the Lutheran church. Both Mr and Mrs Sundell are held in high esteem throughout the community and have an extensive circle of war friends. While the hospitality of the best homes is freely accorded them.
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