Harrison County Iowa Genealogy


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Charles C. ERICHSON, a farmer living on section 15, of Jackson Township, came to Harrison County in the spring of 1884, and first located in Taylor Township, and rented land there for six years and then bought the farm he now occupies, which consists of eighty and one-half acres of improved land, for which he paid $20 per acre. He has made other substantial improvements to the place and has remained there ever since.

Our subject was born April 7, 1861, in Germany. He is the son of Charles and Mary ERICHSON, natives of Germany, our subject being their only child. The family moved to America when our subject was only nine years old, and from New York harbor, came direct to Jackson County, Iowa, where the father and mother both died, and where Charles remained until he came to Harrison County. By industry and good management he had saved up $900, which he had upon coming to this county.

Among the important events of this man's life, was his marriage March 29, 1884, to Mary PETERS, the daughter of John and Minnie PETERS, natives of the German Empire, who were the parents of six children, of whom our subject's wife was the oldest. The children's names were in the following order: Mary, Herman, Charles, Louis and Minnie, deceased; and Lena.

Our subject and his wife are the parents of four children, born in the following order: Mary, November 18, 1884; Fred, June 14, 1886; John, February 28, 1888; Charles, April 2, 1890; and Minnie, November 5, 1891. The first born of these children is deceased. Our subject and his wife are both members of the Lutheran Church.

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