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John Lorentzen
Born 1837
JOHN LORENTZEN, dealer in groceries, butter and cheese, Monticello; is a native of Germany and was born in Bredstedt Schleswig, in 1837; he emigrated to America in 1850; he came to Iowa and located in Monticello, and engaged in the crockery business; he afterward engaged in the grocery trade, and buying produce; he has been extensively engaged in buying and shipping butter and cheese, and, by fair dealing, has built up a good trade. He married Miss Tillie Paulsen, a native of Meldorf Holstein, Germany, June 28, 1868; they have four children—Victor, Charlie, George and Marie.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 673.

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