John J. Alrick, a well known citizen of McIntosh, was born at Vernon, Dodge county, Minnesota, September 13,
1872. His parents, John and Mary (Tennefos) Alrick, were natives of Norway and came to this country in the spring
of 1872, settling in Dodge county, where they made their home until 1898, when they removed to McIntosh and have
since continued to reside in that place. They reared a family of ten children, of whom John J. Alrick is next to
the youngest. He grew to manhood on the homestead in Dodge county and attended the common schools. On removing
to Polk county, he located in Winger township and spent seven years in successful farming activities in that township.
Subsequently he engaged in the restaurant business but since 1907, has given his attention chiefly to his service
as a rural mail carrier, which position he holds at present. Mr. Alrick has given able service to the public interests
as citizen and official and has ever been influential in promoting the best interests of the community. He is a
member of the Synod Lutheran church and in fraternal organizations is affiliated with the Knights of Pythias and
the Independent Scandinavian Workingmen of America. Mr. Alrick was married in Dodge county, Minnesota, March 3,
1897, to Mary Thorsness, who is a native of that county. Three children have been horn to this union, Landor O.,
Milo B., and Eunice N.
Compendium of History and Biography
of Polk County, Minnesota
Maj. R. I. Holcombe, Historical Editor
William H. Bingham, Feneral Editor
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Also see [ Railway Officials in America 1906