Biography of John Lewis
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John Lewis, an early settler of Houston county, now deceased, was born in Furstdahl, Norway, and came to the United States with his parents when twelve years old. After several years' residence at Dodgeville, Iowa county, Wis., they moved to Houston county, Minn., locating on Oak Ridge, Yucatan township, where they engaged in farming. There John Lewis grew to maturity and acquired a knowledge of agriculture in its different branches. At the age of twenty five years he married Signe Gedste.ad, a native of Norway, and afterward he took a homestead in section 10, Yucatan township, and began to clear and improve the land. In course of time he developed it into a fine farm of 320 acres, well provided with good buildings, and became one of the township's leading citizens, serving as a member of the school board and in town office, and showing efficiency and devotion to the public interests. Mr. Lewis resided on his farm until his death in November, 1914, his wife passing away in January, 1916. They were the parents of fourteen children, most of whom they reared, and who have since reflected credit on the family name.


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

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