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Samuel Oleson
Mendon Twp.

Samuel Oleson, farmer and stock-raiser, is a native of Sweden, born Jan. 28, 1831. His parents, Ole Swenson and Mary, nee Peterson, had a family of eleven children, of whom Samuel was the fourth son. He worked on a farm in his native country until twenty-four years of age, when he came to America, landed at Quebec, Canada, and from there went to Chicago, Ill.; thence to McGregor, Ia. He settled at once on his present farm of 100 acres in Mendon Township. He was married in July, 1858, to Martie Lewis, who was born in Sweden, and was a daughter of John Larson and Katharine, nee Hanson. Of eleven children born of their union seven are living, viz.: John, Mary, Peter, Louis, Ida, Christina and Charley. Mr. and Mrs. Oleson are members of the Lutheran church, and in politics he is a Republican, and voted for the amendment. He is classed with Mendon Township's prominent and respected citizens.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 998
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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