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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published by Mills & Company in 1883.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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ANDREW BOLANDER was born in Sweden, Sept 12, 1825, immigrating with his widowed mother to America in 1868, settling in Henry county, Ill. Residing here two years he afterwards spent a year and one-half in Iowa and made Carthage his home in 1872, and is now living on a farm in Twin Grove township in the suburbs of the new town of Waco. He has been twice married; the first time in March, 1849, to Annie Lenquest, who was born in Sweden. The names of the children are August and Charles. Mrs. Anna Bolander died in Sweden, in 1874. He married again in January, 1877, in Crawford county, Kan., to Tilda Anderson, who was born in Sweden, Dec. 12, 1842. Their only child is named Jacob, and is about four years old. Mr. and Mrs. Bolander are both members of the Lutheran Church. Mr. Bolander was railroad boss for several years in Iowa and also here in Missouri, but is now a prosperous farmer on a farm where Waco now stands. Eighteen acres sown to wheat produced this last season 28 bushels to the acre, 24 acres of corn 50, and 10 acres of oats 40 bushels to the acre. There is a good orchard on the place. Mr. Bolander built the first house on this prairie and by industry and frugality has secured an excellent property.

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This family biography is one of more than 1,000 biographies included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published in 1883.  For the complete description, click here: Jasper County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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