Biography of Andrew A. Klove

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Andrew A. Klove, farmer and stock raiser, Adams Township, was born near Bergen, Norway, May 30, 1828, a son of Andrew Klove, who brought his family to the United States in 1843 and settled in Racine County, Wis. In 1854 Mr. Klove came to La Salle County, Ill., and located in Leland, where for eleven years he was engaged in the mercantile business. In 1865 he began farming, and in that vocation has been very successful and now owns 440 acres of valuable land. He is a self made man, the only assistance he ever had being $700 from his father, when a young man. Mr. Klove is a successful stockraiser, paying special attention to Holstein cattle. He was married March 9. 1855, to Randvei Grover, born in Norway, Dec. 14, 1835. She came to America with her parents in 1837, and the first three years lived in Chicago; then moved to Kendall County, Ill., and in 1850 settled in Adams, La Salle County. They have had sixteen children, seven are livingó Julia, Andrew, Clara, Lydia, Josephine, Martha and Noah. Julia is the wife of Henry Hansen, of Lee, Ill., and has three childrenó Ada, Ruba and Orville. Andrew married Hannah Mosey, Oct. 8, 1885. He is a member of the mercantile firm of Petersen & Klove, of Leland, Ill. Mr. Klove and his family are members of the Lutheran church. He has held the position of Township Collector two years, and was Assessor for the same lenght of time. Was Justice of the Peace four years, and Supervisor ten years. He has held the office of Notary Public for twenty six years. He was a member of the first Board of Trustees for the village of Leland, which position he has since frequently filled. He is Secretary of the Adams Mutual Fire Insurance Company, which office he has held since its organization in 1875.


FROM:
History of La Salle County, Illinois
Inter-State Publishing Co.
Chicago 1886