Charles W Danilson
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 6/1/2010 at 19:44:14
Charles W Danielson is one of the substantial Swedish American residents of Cass township, owning a handsome home in Madrid and a valuable farm of 171 acres on section 7, Cass township. He was born in Sweden March 9, 1852, and received his education in that country. In 1881 he bade farewell to his home and came to America, locating in Boone county, Iowa, on May 15, of the same year. His parents were Daniel and Emma (Johansson) Johnson, natives of Sweden who died in that country. In their family were seven children, as follows. Charles W of this review, a son who died in infancy, Amada who resides in Sweden, John of Madrid, Iowa, Edward of Sweden, Peter who died in Boone county, and another, who is residing in Sweden.
Upon coming to Boone county Charles W Danilson immediately located in Madrid. There he assisted in construction work for the Milwaukee Railroad Company, cutting trees for the contractors and doing other work of a similar character. He subsequently engaged in farming in Garden township on a place which he later purchased but which he sold in 1888, when he bought a farm in Cass township which he has now cultivated for twenty-six years. He gives considerable attention to stock raising and has been successful along this line and in general farming. He has made a number of valuable improvement and by steady labor has enhanced the value of his property. He now owns 171 acres on section 7, Cass township, and also holds title to his residence in Madrid. His sons are now assisting their father in his work and are relieving him of some of the more arduous labors connected with the cultivation of the land.
On August 16, 1876, Mr Danilson married Miss Hulda Johnson, who was born in Sweden, July 20, 1856, and there grew to womanhood. Her parents were Carl John and Anna (Christianson) Johnson, natives of Sweden, in which country both are yet living. In their family were five children: Gustav of Sweden, Mrs Tilda Carlson, also of that country, a son deceased, Hulda the wife of our subject, and Axel deceased. To Mr and Mrs Danilson were born ten children: Carl of Ogden, Iowa, John of Canby, Minnesota, Amanda who resides with her parents, Mrs Mary Hubbard, of Forrest City, Iowa, Mrs Esther Akers of Ogden, Axel deceased, Gustav who ha also passed away, Arthur and Frederick, who assist their father with the work of the homestead, and Minnie who resides at home. The three eldest children were born in Sweden, but the remainder are natives of Boone county. All received a common school education in Cass township, and Frederick attended the Ogden high school for one year. He and his brother Arthur are progressive young agriculturists and are now doing valuable work I increasing the yield of the home farm.
Politically R Danilson is a republican but has never been active in public affairs, although eh is willing to bear his share in promoting enterprises of a affairs, although he is willing to bear his share in promoting enterprises of a general nature. He and his family are members of the Swedish Lutheran church and are devoted to that faith. Mr Danilson has succeeded in life because he has always been industrious and thrifty and has determinedly pursued his labors until he is now numbered among the substantial residents of his township.
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