Biography of Julius Gran
Houston County, MN Biographies

Julius Gran, a prosperous merchant of Caledonia village, was born in Jeff érson township, this county, son of Peter Gran, a farmer. He was educated in the district school, which he left at the age of fourteen years to work on his father's farm, also at times working out for others. In that way he spent about four years, and then, going to St. Paul, entered the employ of the Pullman Car Company, for whom he worked in that city for two years, and was then sent by them to Butte, Mont., where he remained for a year. At the end of that time he came home, and his next two years were spent on the farm. Then returning to St. Paul, he entered the diningcar department of the Great Northern Railway as assistant store keeper, which position he held for six years, serving for four years subsequently as head store keeper. Then returning to Houston county, he entered into his present partnership with Helmer J. Solberg, in the commission business, in which he has now been engaged for about five years. The firm is doing a good business and is well known throughout this section as a reliable concern. Mr. Gran is a member of the Yeomen's Lodge at St. Paul. He married Josephine Stenens, daughter of Edward Stenens, a pioneer of Houston county, and he and his wife have one child, Achsa Mae.


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

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