Lars L. Loberg
Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 11/8/2022 at 23:09:50
Lars Larson Loberg
Lars Larson Loberg settled on section 14 , Silver Lake Township, Worth Co. Iowa on the 26th of March, 1856, being the first white man in the township. He still lives here. He has a beautiful home, his farm being situated near the bank of Silver Lake. Mr. Loberg is one of the prominent men of Worth county, and is highly respected by all who know him. He is a native of Norway, born April 14, 1829, where he grew to manhood, receiving a common school education. In 1853 he emigrated to the United States, settling first in Houston Co. Minn. where he remained until 1856, when he removed to Worth Co., Iowa. He was married Oct. 22, 1854 to Barbara O. Mellem. They were married at Rock Prairie, Wis. They are the parents of five children living - Bertha, Caroline, Olaus Bernt, Laures and Edward. Mr. Loberg and his family are members of the Norwegian Lutheran Church. In politics he is a republican. He has been justice of the peace, school director, town treasurer; been on the board of supervisors, and has held other local offices.Source: History of Mitchell and Worth Counties, Iowa, 1884, p.866
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