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1921 Farmers’ Directory of Sharon Township

Abbreviations: Sec., section; ac., acres; Wf., wife; ch., children; ( ), years in county; O., owner; H., renter.   Andersen, Andrew M. P. O. Elkhorn, Iowa, R. 1. O. 120 ac.,sec. 27.(24.) Anderson, Henry C. Wf. Clara; ch. Floyd K. and Lois L. P. O. Exira, R. 2. O. 80 ac., sec. 35. (8.) Andersen, Kris P. Wf. Johanna; ch. Elmer, Hans, Kris. P. O. Kimballton, R. 1. O. 80 ac., sec. 4;O. 40 ac., sec. 9. (25.) Andersen, Martin P. Wf. Karen; ch. Henry, Nis, Ella, Lydia, Esther, Alma, Arthur. P. O. Kimballton, R. 1. O. 80 ac., sec. 16; O. 80 ac., sec.9; O. 40 ac., sec. 15. (32.) Andersen, Nels. P. O. Kimballton, R. 1. O. 40 ac., sec. 18; O. 40 ac., sec. 7.(40.) Andersen, Nis. Wf. Katie; ch. Selma, Francis. P. O. Kimballton, R. 1. R. 80 ac., sec. 9. (27.) Owner, Martin P. Andersen. Andersen, Peter E. P. O. Kimballton, R. 1. O. 124.64 ac., sec. 19.(15.) Andersen, Thos. Wf. Petra; ch. Martha, Esther, Francis. P. O. Exira, R. 5. O. 80 ac., sec. 25. (15.) Axelson, Lawrence. P. O. Exira, R. 2. R. 200 ac.,sec. 35. (40.) Owner, Sofia Axelson. Axelson, Martin. Wf. Sarah; ch. Nora, Orville, Lillian, Lucile, Kermit. P. O. Exira, R. 5. O. 80 ac., sec. 36. (34.) Axelson, Sofia. Ch. Lawrence, Clara, Emma and Arthur. P. O. Exira, R. 2. O. 200 ac., sec. 35. (42.) Bjornker, Arne. Wf. Maria. P. O. Elkhorn, R. 1. &gr. 300 ac., sec. 31. (5.) Owner, Hans A. Bladt. Bladt, Hans A. Wf. Caroline; ch. Maria, Anna, Ole, Emma. P. O. Elkhorn,...

Biography of Nicholai Juhl

One of Rock Island’s best known and most busily employed building contractors is Nicholai Juhl, the subject of this sketch. In the large and continuous building growth which Rock Island has undergone during the past few years, he has taken a conspicuous part, some of the largest and handsomest edifices that have been erected being his creation. He was born March 3, 1853, in the province of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, his parents being Peter and Martha (Peterson) Juhl. Neither of Mr. Juhl’s parents ever came to the United States, and both are now deceased. Mr. Juhl’s early education was obtained in the common schools of his native land, and later in evening schools in this country, to which he emigrated in 1873, being then twenty years of age. Upon landing in New York he looked about for an opportunity to establish himself in some useful employment, but soon came to the conclusion that a young man’s chances were much better further west, and consequently he came to Rock Island, which city has since been his home. Here he learned the carpentering and brick laying trades, and found plenty of employment, especially in the former trade. For sixteen years after coming to Rock Island he worked for one man, believing in and acting upon the old proverb that a rolling stone gathers no moss. In 1890 Mr. Juhl began business on his own account as a contractor and builder, since which time he has made a specialty of building churches, of which he has erected about forty in different parts of the country. On January 14, 1877, Mr. Juhl was joined...

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