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Arend Balster
Born 1834
AREND BALSTER, farmer, Scotch Grove Twp., Sec. 19; P.O. Scotch Grove; born in the Kingdom of Hanover, Germany, in 1834; came to America in 1854, and to Jones Co. in 1867. His wife's maiden name was Jacobs, a native of Germany; they were married in 1854; have had six children, five of whom are living—George H., Mary, Annie, Louisa and John Christopher. Mr. Balster owns 160 acres. He and his family are members of the Lutheran Church. He is a Republican.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 654
Submitted by: Lori J. Mentzel

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