Posted By: Lynn Diemer (email)
Date: 10/11/2015 at 15:25:07
Gustavus A. Albertus, now a resident of Persia, came to Harrison County in the autumn of 1882 and engaged in the lumber, coal and grain business. In 1886 he sold his lumber and coal trade, but still handles grain and loans money. When he came to Persia there was only three business houses, and as he is now a representative man of the place, the following biographical notice of him will be inserted in this connection:
Mr. Albertus was born December 29, 1850, at Sauk City, Sauk County, Wis., and when twenty-one years of age went to the Black Hills, remaining in that wild region two years, and then came to Shelby County, Iowa, where he clerked in a store three years, and then went into the lumber and grain business, and remained in that until 1882, when he sold and came to Persia.
He was married December 31, 1878, to Miss R. W. Walder, of Madison, Wis. She was born in Switzerland, and when a small child her parents emigrated to Wisconsin.
Politically, Mr. Albertus is identified with the Democratic party, and in his religious belief favors a liberal religion.
At the time he was a resident of Shelby he was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge No. 360.
Beginning without means, this man has gradually accumulated means, until he is now in possession of a handsome property.
Source: 1891 History of Harrison County Iowa
Harrison Biographies maintained by Alvin C Poole.
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