Biography of John Aldred Dobler
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John Alfred Doblar, who is engaged in operating a well improved farm of seventy-three acres in section 18, Money Creek township, was born on this farm March 3, 1880, son of Anton and Anna (Kahoun) Doblar. He represents the third generation to reside on this place, as the father, Anton Doblar, who was born in Germany, of Swiss parents, in 1857, came here with his widowed mother when a lad of ten years, the mother contracting a second marriage and spending the rest of her life here. Anton Doblar was killed in Winona Jan. 17, 1898. His wife Anna, who was born in Dubuque, Iowa, May 11, 1858, is still living on the farm with her son, John Alfred. The latter was the second born in a family of nine children. In his youth he attended school in Money Creek township and first engaged in agricultural work on the home farm. From the age of twelve to that of twenty-nine years he worked out, assisting his parents with his earnings. He then married and settled down on the homestead, where he has since been engaged in general farm work. His land is highly improved and is well provided with good buildings and tther equipment. Mr. Doblar is also a stockholder in the Money Creek Creamery, the Farmers' Exchange Elevator at Houston, and the Farmers Telephone Company, in which he is a director. In politics he is a Democrat with independent proclivities. On Jan. 11, 1911, Mr. Dobler was united in marriage with Gelena Jore, who was born in Sheldon township, Houston county, daughter of Anon and Gura (Vathing) Jora, who were early settlers in that township, to which they came from their native land of Norway. Mr. and Mrs. Doblar are the parents of four children, Archie Joseph, Myrtle Genevieve, Hazel Anna and Ruby Tona.

The History of Houston County, Minnesota
Edited by: Franklyn Curtis-Wedge.
H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co.
Winona, Minn. 1919


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