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Source: Swedes in Illinois
Transcribed by Denise McLoughlin, Tampico Area Historical Society, www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com

AUGUST LARSON was born at Grimeton, Halland, Sweden, Dec. 27, 1866. When he came to the United States in December, 1883, he worked for some time as a coal miner in West Newton, Pa., afterward working on a farm in Indiana until he went to farming on his own account at Strawn.

He belongs to the Swedish Lutheran congregation at Sibley and has served as a deacon of the church for a number of years. He is a member of several lodges, such as the Modern Woodmen, the roayal Neighbors and the American Home Circle.

His wife, Anna Elida CARLSON, was born Dec. 15, 1864, in Smáland. Their children are: Elmer Gottfrid, Emma Liunca and Ellen Augusta; in a previous marriage Mr. LARSON had five children, viz.: Axel Julius, Carl Hilding Elis, Oscar Wilhelm, Arthur Sigfrid and Roy Bernhard. The eldest son, Axel Julius, was married May 14, 1902, to Tina LARSON of Chicago and is employed in that city.

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