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Below is a family biography included in the book,  Biographical Souvenir of the Counties of Buffalo, Kearney, Phelps, Harlan and Franklin, Nebraska published in 1890 by F. A. Battey & Company.  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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JOHN DANIELSON, farmer of Phelps county, was born in Sweden, April 6, 1849. He is a son of John S. and Martha (Anderson) Danielson, both natives also of Sweden. His parents immigrated to America in 1854 when the subject of this notice was in his fifth year, and settled in Moline, Ill. They resided there only two years, moving thence to Altona, Ill. There our subject was mainly reared. He followed various pursuits, agricultural, mercantile, stock and others till 1880. He then moved to Nebraska and settled in Phelps county, where he has since resided. Since he has lived in Phelps county he has been engaged exclusively in farming, and measured by his means and opportunities he has made a fair success. He owns one hundred and sixty acres of fine land lying within two miles of the corporate limit of Holdrege, the county seat of Phelps county, all of which he has in a splendid state of cultivation and which yields an abundance of Nebraska’s great product, corn. He owns considerable stock, being engaged in mixed farming. He takes an active interest in all agricultural matters, being a diligent reader of the best periodicals and a close student of his own surroundings. He has served his township in several local official capacities and has made a careful and faithful official.

Mr. Danielson has a family, having married on February 13, 1882, the lady whom he married being Miss Tilda Olson. To this union have been born four children, as follows — Walter J., born April 13, 1883; Alfred W., born September 1, 1884; Gertrude B., born May 3, 1886; Elmer G., born December 17, 1887.

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This family biography is one of the numerous biographies included in the book, Biographical Souvenir of the Counties of Buffalo, Kearney, Phelps, Harlan and Franklin, Nebraska published in 1890 by F. A. Battey & Company. 

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