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Peter A Sholund


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 6/1/2010 at 20:11:59

Sweden has furnished a notable percentage of the population of Boone county. A distinguished traveler and lecturer has said: “Sweden is the home of the honest man,” and those who are familiar with the citizenship of this county find that the sons of Sweden have brought with them to the new world the virtues characteristic of their ancestors in the old country. Peter A Sholund is now well known as a representative business man of Garden township, where he owns 150 acres of choice land situated on section 26.
He was born in Sweden November 11, 1856, and was a youth of twelve years when in 1868, he came with his parents to the United States the family hoe being established at Swede’s Point, Boone county, in August of the same year. The father Peter Sholund, was born in Sweden and now resides in Madrid. The mother a native of the same country, passed away in Garden township in November 1869. They had but tow children: Peter A of this review and Mrs S M Threw now living at Denver, Colorado. After coming to Iowa the family took up their abode upon a farm east of Madrid and there remained for five years. Later they spent a year on the Peterson farm and in 1875 purchased land on section 26, Garden township, on which they established their home. Her Peter A Sholund has since remained. He represents one of the old pioneer families of the county and one actively and helpfully associated with its agricultural development.
Through the period of his boyhood Peter a Sholund assisted his father in the arduous task of developing a new farm. Many and many a day he followed the plow, turning the furrows and thus repairing the ground for the sowing of the seed, and later he aided in gathering the harvests. This practical experience well qualified him to carry o farm work on his own account after he had attained his majority.
IN 1887 Mr Sholund was married to Miss S Albertine Wicklund who was born in Sweden and died in Garden township, leaving two children: Carrie Matilda now a resident of Des Moines, and Harvey who is with his father upon the home farm. Mr Sholund was again married in 1892, Anna Lingblum becoming his wife. She was born in Sweden, August 4, 1866, and arrived in the new world in June 1888, when a young woman of twenty-one years. Her father, Jonas Lingblum, spent his entire life in Sweden as did his wife, who bore the maiden name of Carrie Johnson. They were the parents of six children, all of whom are yet living, namely: Mrs Carrie Lingblum, now residing in Des Moines, Mrs Christina Yulner, living in Sweden, Jonas of Sweden, Mrs Sholund, Mrs Emma Running of Des Moines, and Peter of Sweden. Mrs Sholund was married twice and by her first union had one daughter who died in 1913. By her marriage to Mr Sholund she has two daughter: Florence Henrietta born in Garden township September 10, 1903, and Helen Victoria, born February 26, 1906.
Mr Sholund gives his political allegiance to the republican party and for ten years filled the office of assessor of Garden township. He was also a member of the school board for a number of years and is interested in the cause of education. He acted as president of the Independent District of Victoria. His religious faith is that of the Methodist Episcopal church, his member ship being in Des Moines. It is well known that he stands for truth and justice at all times and that his influence has ever been on the side of progress, reform and improvement. He well merit’s the success which has come to him because of an honorable, upright life, and he is justly accounted one of the representative agriculturalists of Garden township, where he owns 160 acres of choice land, upon which hare found many modern improvements. He also raises a good grade of live stock. His home is attractively furnished and is most hospitable. He deserves much credit for what he has accomplished ,and his example may well be followed by those who wish to acquire honorable success.

1914 Boone County History Book


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