Biography of John Anton
Douglass, Dakota County, MN Biographies

John Anton, postmaster and dealer in dry goods, groceries and general merchandise, was born in Luxemburg March 24th, 1841. Came to America in 1868, proceeding directly to Minnesota. He visited Winona, and Dubuque, Iowa, then for three years was engaged at his trade of carpenter and cabinet maker. Returning to Hastings in 1874, he remained nearly two years, removing thence to Trout Brook. Here he worked at his trade for a few months, then opened a general country store to which he added, in 1880, a saloon. He is also postmaster at Trout Brook. Married Miss Helen Holzmer in June, 1871. Five children have been born to them, two sons and three daughters. Mr. Anton was burned out in the big fire of Chicago, in 1871.

From:
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.


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