Biography of Anthon Forsyth
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Anthon Forsyth, one of the leading stock farmers of Money Creek township, proprietor of a fine farm of 410 acres, was born in Houston township, this county, Jan. 14, 1875, son of Hans and Eli (Swenson) Forsyth. He was the ninth born in a family of ten children an.d was educated in District School No. 9, Money Creek township. Brought up on his parents' farm, he early learned the science of agriculture in its practical bearings and for a number of years was his father's assistant. Some years before his father's death he took over the management of the farm, becoming its owner in the year 1900. He had built it up to its present area of 410 acres, well supplied with good buildings, and is operating it as a general stock farm with profitable results. Aside from this he has additional business interests, being president of the Farmers' Elevator Company and a stockholder in the Creamery and the Houston State Bank. A Republican in politics, he has served as a member of the board of supervisors for the last 15 years, being now its chairman. He is a member of the Norwegian Lutheran church at Houston and also of the Modern Woodmen of America. A man of enterprise and activity, he has made good progress on the road to fortune and is today numbered among the most prosperous citizens of his township. Mr. Forsyth was married Nov. 21, 1906, to Emma Peterson, a daughter of Swan and Caroline (Swenson) Peterson, her parents being natives of Norway, who were married in Houston county, and are now living retired in Houston, being well advanced in years. To Mr. and Mrs. Forsyth five children have been born: Harley Sylvester, Carl Edward, Eva Karen, Allan Peterson and Herman Martin.

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


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