Biography of Abraham Martin Lewis
Houston County, MN Biographies

Abraham Martin Lewis, proprietor of a fine modern stock farm of 280 acres in section 21, Sheldon township, was born on Oak Ridge in Yucatan township, Houston county, Nov. 22, 1868, son of John and Signe (Gedstead) Lewis. He attended school in his native township and received a good agricultural training on the home farm, on which he resided until his marriage, when he located on the farm he now owns and operates, which was then an unimproved tract. He has erected all the present buildings on it, his residence, built in 1916, being one of the most modern in the township. The other buildings are also of modern type and well kept, the entire property giving plain indications of good management and prosperity. Mr. Lewis breeds Hereford cattle and Duroc Jersey hogs, as well as some sheep. An active and enterprising citizen, he holds stock in the creamery company, the Farmers' Telephone Company, and the Farmers' Shipping Association. He is at the present time serving as town clerk. In politics he is independent. Mr. Lewis was married in March, 1888, to Frances Swan, who was born in Sheldon township, this county, daughter of Ben and Dorcas (Kragness) Swan, she being the seventh born in a family of eight children. Her father was born in England and her mother in Norway, the former being a farmer and miller by occupation. They were early settlers in Houston county, and Mr. Swan was a veteran of the Civil War. Both are now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis have nine children: John, residing on the home farm; Delbert, who married Ellen Skree; Tilda, who died April 1, 1917; Lars, who resides in Wisconsin; Alice, wife of Alfred Dahle and a resident of Minneapolis; and Bennie, Teckla, Pearl and Nina, residing at home.

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


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