Anton E Check
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/27/2010 at 16:37:48
Anton E Check has been a lifelong resident of Boone county, and the consensus of public opinion concerning him is altogether favorable. He represents a family that has always stood for that which is best and highest in citizenship and noblest in conduct, and the family name in business circles is a synonym for integrity as well as enterprise. Anton E Chick was born about a mile eat of Madrid on September 15, 1868, a son of John and Hannah (Pearson) Check, both of whom were natives of Sweden, the former born January 10, 1840 and the latter August 31, 1841. Mr Check still resides in Madrid, but the mother passed away there April 10, 1904. I their family were three sons as follows: Axel, who died in Moro, Minnesota, Anton E and J W who now makes his home in Moro The eldest of the three was born in Sweden and the two younger in Garden township, where all were reared.
Anton E Check spent his youthful days under the parental roof and divided his time between the work of the fields, the duties of the schoolroom and the pleasures of the playground. When his parents brought their family to the new world they settled upon the farm where Anton Check now resides, and he has been a representative of agricultural interest in this section of the state throughout his life.
Mr Check was married in Garden township, May 21, 1890 to Miss Matilda Johnson who was born in Keokuk, Iowa, August 6, 1873, the family having come from Sweden in 1872, at which tie they established their home in Keokuk, there remaining until 1882, when they came to Garden township, settling upon a farm, which has since been in possession of the family. The father J A Johnson was born in Sweden as was the other, who bore the maiden name of Minnie Anderson. Both are still residents of Garden township. In their family were six children, five of whom survive, Mrs Check of this review, Mrs Anna Hegberg, living in Minnesota, Eric whose home is in Garden township, Ed also residing Garden township, Mrs Jennie Ward who passed away and Mrs Esther Enquist also of Garden township. The four eldest children were born in Keokuk, Iowa, and the younger members of the family in Garden township.
Mr and Mrs Check have become the parents of four children, all born in Garden township, namely: Arthur born July 28, 1891, Blanche born September 9, 1892, Lloyd March 15, 1900 and Ada April 20, 1908. All are now students of the pubic schools of this locality. The family residence is situated in the midst of a excellent farm of 200 acres of choice land on section 21, Garden township, where hare many modern improvements, including all of the accessories and conveniences known to the model farm of the twentieth century. Mr Check also owns 110 acres on section 34,of the same township, which is a well developed property. He has an attractive home, tastefully furnished, and in the management of his farm he has won success and secured a comfortable competence. he has large herds of live stock of good grads, and in his business management he displays the sagacity and enterprise which enable him to triumph over all difficulties or obstacles.
His political allegiance is given to the republican party, and his religious faith is that of the Congregational church, his membership being with the organization of that denomination at Garden Prairie. A resident of the county for forty-six years, he has witnessed much of its progress and development and rejoices in what has been achieved in the way of advancing civilization. His aid may be counted upon in movements for the general good, and in the community where he lives he has come to be regarded as a most reliable and enterprising citizens.
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