Andrew E. Quick, a native son of Jefferson county, Iowa, was born in Lockridge township January 14, 1872. His
parents came from Sweden in 1865 and located in Jefferson county, Iowa, where Mr. Quick, a stone mason by trade,
followed his calling for many years until he bought land in Lockridge township and engaged in farming, which he
has pursued ever since. He is now sixty eight years old. His wife died July 3, 1880.
In the district schools of his native township Andrew E. Quick was given the usual education. This he supplemented
with a course at a business college. He began his career as a business man assisting Mr. Samuelson, who later became
his brother in law, in the restaurant conducted by him at Fairfield, Iowa. In this occupation Andrew E. Quick continued
for five years, when he was married and engaged in farming. He first rented a farm operating it about ten years.
He then bought a farm of eighty acres in Lockridge township, which he has since developed and greatly improved.
He is now building a large, modernly equipped barn upon it. When he commenced farming he had only two hundred and
fifty dollars in his possession and with this he had to meet the necessary expenses of the equipment. Through self
denial and thrift he soon added to his little store and found his returns steadily increasing until now lie owns
a finely improved tract of land in addition to which he operates fifteen acres of rented land, yielding him an
income sufficient to enable him to provide a very comfortable living for his family. He raises thirty head of hogs
a year, keeps twelve head of cattle and four horses.
Andrew E. Quick was united in wedlock with Miss Anna L. Samuelson of Four Corners, Lockridge township, a daughter
of Gustave and Clara G. (Swanson) Samuelson. She was born May 26, 1874, in Lockridge township. Her parents were
natives of Sweden, her father having come to this country in 1869. His occupation was farming and this he pursued
buying a farm in Lockridge township. He did not live long enough to establish himself in his career in this country,
for he passed away in 1873. Mrs. Samuelson died January 29, 1907.
Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Quick, namely: Carl E., born August 12, 1901; Helen Marie Louise, aged
eight, born December 20, 1903; Clara M. V., aged six, born August 29, 1905; and Florence Doretha, aged three, born
March 2, 1908.
Mr. Quick and his wife worship in the Lutheran church in which he holds several important offices. In his political
sympathies he is a republican, never failing to exercise his privileges of citizenship in the matter of voting
for men and measures in accordance with the best interests of the commonwealth. He is a school director and the
president of the board, devoting his energies to the advancement of improved educational facilities that will give
the coining generations of rural school children a better chance than their fathers have had.
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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