Daniel V. Carlborg, who for twenty seven years has been engaged in farming in Lockbridge township, is one of
the many thrifty, enterprising citizens Sweden has furnished Iowa. His natal day was the 23d of November, 1845,
his parents being Karl and Lena Elizabeth (Peterson) Carlborg, who passed away in their native country in 1884,
the father having devoted his energies to agricultural pursuits.
The first thirty five years of Daniel V. Carlborg's life were spent in his native land, where after completing
his schooling he worked out by the month. Realizing the futility of his efforts to attain his ambition, while the
best years of his life, the period of achievement, were passing, America seemed to him the only solution of the
problem, so he took passage for the United States in the spring of 1880, first locating in Newton, Illinois, where
he spent the summer working on the railroad. On Christmas day of the same year he came to Jefferson county and
for two years thereafter he worked as a farm hand. At the expiration of that time he again started westward, Oregon
being his destination on this occasion. He remained in that state for eighteen months then returned to Jefferson
county where he was married and immediately thereafter began his independent career as an agriculturist. During
the succeeding ten years he farmed as a renter, his energy and thrift, abetted by his wife's capable management
of the household affairs, enabling him to acquire the necessary capital to become a property owner. He invested
his capital in forty acres of unimproved land, erecting upon it a house and barn and the necessary outbuildings.
His unceasing industry and intelligence in the direction of his affairs brought him the remuneration that later
made it possible for him to increase his holdings by the addition of another twenty acres. He has ever since resided
upon this place, which he is still operating in connection with an additional twenty acres that he rents. Mr. Carlborg
has always given his personal supervision to the operation of his fields and the care of his crops, his efforts
being rewarded by abundant harvests.
On the 25th of June, 1884, Mr. Carlborg was married to Miss Carrie Farman, a daughter of John P. and Margaret (Peterson)
Farman, also natives of Sweden. The father, who was a tailor by trade, emigrated from his native land to Iowa during
the pioneer days, first locating in Henry county. In 1846 he came to Jefferson county, entering some government
land in Lockbridge township, in the operation of which he assiduously applied his energies until his demise on
the loth of March, 1911. The mother passed away in 1883. To Mr. and Mrs. Carlborg there have been born four children,
two of whom died in infancy. Those living are, Bertha V., who is now twenty three years old and at home with her
parents and John Clarence H., who is twenty one years of age.
The family manifest their religious views through their affiliation with the Methodist Episcopal church, and politically
Mr. Carlborg is a republican, but does not actively participate in township affairs, giving his undivided attention
to his own interests. During the thirty one years of his residence in the United States, Mr. Carlborg has never
had reason to regret the transference of his allegiance to this republic. He has encountered hardships and disappointments,
discouragements and misfortune, but these have been overshadowed by his successes, and today he is an independent
landowner with an ample competence and enjoys the respect of the entire community in which he resides.
History of Jefferson County, Iowa
A Record of Settlement, Organizatin,
Progress and Achievement
BY: Charles J. Fulton
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Jefferson County, IA
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