BARSLOU, PETER M.
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Date: 6/3/2005 at 15:01:15
Biography reproduced from page 444 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:
Peter M. Barslou is a native of Canada, born near Montreal, Aug. 18, 1836. When eighteen years of age he went to Kankakee, Ill., where he lived two years and a half, working at the blacksmith trade. From there he removed to Batavia, Kane Co., Ill., where he resided one year, then spent one year in Oswego, Kendall Co., Ill. He then spent three years in Newark, Kendall county, going from there to Adell, Livingston Co., Ill., where he resided thirteen years, working at the blacksmith trade. He was connected with a hardware and drug store for a short time while in Livingston county, and was also deputy sheriff for some time. In 1875 Mr. Barslou came to Kossuth Co., Iowa, settling on section 20, Portland township, where he resided three years. He then purchased land on the north half of the northeast quarter of section 24, Burt township, and eighty acres on the north half of the northwest quarter of section 19, township 97, range 28, Portland township. He is engaged in general farming. Mr. Barslou was married, Oct. 20, 1860, to Laura A. Fosgate, of Newark, Ill. They have eight children—George F., Leon A., Clara B., Effie M., Laura A., Nellie L., Emma M. and Edna M. They are all living at home. Mr. Barslow has been school director in Kossuth county for five years.
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