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Jens Anderson
Marion Twp.

Jens Anderson one of the pioneers of Marion Township, was born in Norway in June, 1817. He came to America in 1849, and settled at once in Clayton County on section 17, Marion Township. He was united in marriage with Ingeber Branson, who was born in Norway, March 29, 1835. Their union has been blessed with five children, viz.: Bertha, born June 27, 1867; Anton, Nov. 9, 1868; Gina, Dec. 22, 1871; Gilbert, May 14, 1874; and Julius, born Nov. 7, 1875, he died June 17, 1876. In religious sentiment Mr. Anderson is a Lutheran. He is a Republican and a strong supporter of that party. He has done much for the improvement of Clayton County, and is one of her representative men.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 928
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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