DAHLBURG, NELSON, IRISH, LEGRESLEY, METZ, THOMAS, MORT, PACE
Posted By: Fran Hunt, Volunteer
Date: 10/3/2001 at 12:25:11
From the Portrait and Biographical Album of Jefferson and Van Buren Counties – 1890
Peter Dahlburg, for the long period of forty-two years, has been a resident of Van Buren County and is both widely and favorably known throughout the community. He is of Swedish birth, but Iowa has but few better citizens. He was born on June 7, 1802, and in his native land grew to manhood. At length, having attained to mature years, he was united in marriage with Miss Ingar Nelson who was also born in Sweden, the date of her birth being December 20, 1897. Having lived for some years after their marriage in Sweden, Mr. and Mrs. Dahlburg, accompanied by their children, in 1845 crossed the Atlantic to America with the intention of making a permanent location on this side of the water. Landing on the shores of the New World they at once continued their journey until having arrived in Iowa, when they located in Jefferson County. After a short stay, however, they removed to Keokuk, and the year 1848 witnessed their arrival in Van Buren County, where they have since made their home.
A family of ten children; eight of whom are living, were born to Mr. and Mrs. Dahlburg, namely: Cecilia, wife of J.D. Irish; Elsie, wife of Peter LeGresley of Henry County Iowa; Ellen widow of Frank Metz who was killed during the late war in the engagement at Ft Donelson; Joanna, widow of George N. Thomas; Robert N, who served as one of the boys in blue and is now engaged in carpentering in Pittsburg; Charlotte, wife of Aaron Mort of Kansas; Amanda M. wife of James W. Pace of Knoxville, who also followed the flag during the Rebellion; and Charles L., a shorthand reporter of Des Moines.
The parents of this family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church and are highly respected citizens in the community where they have so long made their home. They have been witnesses of almost the entire growth and development of Van Buren County, and have seen the progress made, have aided in its advancement and have the honor of being numbered among the pioneer settlers.
Mr. and Mrs. Dahlburg were married in February 1827, and have now lived together as man and wife for upwards of sixty-three years.
I am not related and I am posting this biography for those who may find this person in their family history.
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