Hans Hallberg, who is successfully operating an excellent farm of one hundred and sixty acres in Richland precinct,
was born in Sweden on the 4th of February, 1860, a son of Hans and Elna Nelson. He attended the public schools
of Sweden until he was about sixteen years of age, when he began working as a farm hand, so continuing until he
was twenty seven years old. He then came to the United States by way of Liverpool and New York, sailing on a ship
of the American line, and after reaching New York he continued his journey westward to Saunders county, Nebraska.
For two years he worked for others but in 1889 rented eighty acres of land, which he cultivated for two years.
At the end of that time he rented one hundred and sixty acres and for nine years concentrated his energies upon
the operation of that place. In the meantime he carefully saved his money and when he had accumulated sufficient
capital bought eighty acres, which he cultivated for three years, in addition to a quarter section of rented land.
At length he took up his residence upon his eighty acre tract, where he has since resided and to which he has added
eighty acres adjoining on the south. He has erected fine buildings upon the place and made other improvements so
that his farm is now in a high state of development. He carries on general farming and is proving very successful,
gaining a good yearly income from his land.
Mr. Hallberg was married on the 9th of March, 1889, to Miss Ellen Aspengren, a daughter of Nels Aspengren, and
to this union have been born five children: Ernest and Ruth, both of whom are at home; G. Adolph, deceased; and
Emma and Paul, also at home.
Mr. Hallberg is an independent democrat, voting for the best man irrespective of party lines when national issues
are not at stake He holds membership in the Swedish Mission church, to the support of which he contributes, and
he cooperates in all movements seeking the moral advancement of his community. He takers a great interest in everything
relating to the agricultural development of the county and is a member of the Farmers Union. His enterprise and
determination are indicated by the fact that although when he came to this county he had but ten cents he is now
one of the substantial men of his precinct.
Past and Present Saunders County, Nebraska
A Record of Settlement, Organization,
Progress and Achievement
Charles Perky Supervising Editor
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Saunders County, NE
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