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Herman A. Asplund

ASPLUND, Herman A., who is engaged in farming in the vicinity of Prairie City, McDonough County, Ill., is a native of Sweden, where he was born on February 9, 1867, a son of Charles and Sophie (Johnson) Asplund, also natives of Sweden. Mr. Asplund came to the United States in 1870, and settled near New Philadelphia, Ill. He then moved to a farm northwest of Bushnell, Ill., where he remained until 1903. At that period he took charge of the farm of James Leard, of Prairie City, Ill., on which he lived for two years. He is the owner of a farm near Macomb, Ill. On July 3, 1889, Mr. Asplund was married to Nellie Harold, who was born in Fulton County, Ill. Three children have blessed this union, namely: Edward, Mary and Ethel. Politically, Mr. Asplund is a member of the Republican party, and fraternally is affiliated with the Modern Woodmen and Independent Order of Odd Fellows.


Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 817. Extracted 11 Oct 2018 by Norma Hass.