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Paul Brorby


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 2/20/2012 at 21:18:55

Paul Brorby

Mr. Brorby was born August 6, 1862, in Clayton County, Iowa. His parents' names were Jacob Paulson Brorby and Oline, nee Rutland. Mr. Brorby was educated in the public schools of Iowa.

At the Decorah Institute, Decorah, Iowa, he received his business education. After finishing school he entered the mercantile world, where he continued for many years.

Early in life Mr. Brorby became much interested in politics. Gradually this interest developed into political aspirations. Mr. Brorby's natural make-up peculiarly fitted him for entering politics. His mental strength and native sagacity, his exceptional ability for judging human nature, coupled with an amiable personality, create for him a host of admiring friends and make him a natural leader of men. In the course of years he has served on numerous important civic committees and boards and held positions of high trust in his home community.

From 1894 to 1900 he was clerk of the District Court of Chickasaw County, Iowa. In politics he is a staunch Republican and takes a leading part in every returning campaign in municipality, county and state.

In 1915 he was one of the presidential electors on the Republican ticket for the state of Iowa.

Since 1900 Mr. Brorby has been engaged in real estate operations. He is considered an authority on all subjects pertaining to soils, climate and agricultural conditions in the Middle West. His conscientiousness and conservationism as a real estate operator are well known. He can not be induced to enter into any get-rich-quick or wildcat real estate schemes. He has only one policy, that of constantly keeping in view the good of the settler. His operations so far have mostly been confined to the territory embraced in the great Middle Western States and Canada.

Of late years Mr. Brorby's attention was again and again directed to California by incessant inquiries regarding agricultural conditions there. Hence the fact that California will be the land of promise to Eastern homeseekers had gradually taken a hold of his mind. The organization, therefore, of the Scandinavian-American Colonies was good news to him. Nor was he tardy in connecting himself with this movement. Straightway he made a trip to California to obtain first-hand information regarding farm conditions. Having carefully studied the situation, together with matters relating to the Scandinavian-American Colonies, he returned home and in company with his brother, Joseph Brorby, effected the so-called Eastern Sales Organization of The Scandinavian-American Colonies of California, Mr. Paul Brorby taking the general agency and Mr. Joseph Brorby the attorneyship, with headquarters in the Security Bank Building, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

January 22, 1890, Mr. Brorby was married to Lovie Estella Shaver. Three children have been born to them, Luelle Ethelind Marie, Jacob Vernon and Paul Shaver. Ever since their marriage New Hampton, Iowa, has been the home city of the Paul Brorby family

~The Lutheran Church and California; Edward M. Stensrud; 1916; pg 272


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