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Transcribed biography of Victor Hokanson

VICTOR HOKANSON - Catering to the public of Porter, Indiana, and the vicinity through a very popular trading market which handles groceries, meats, etc., the subject of this sketch is well-known to the people of this community. He was born in Sweden on August 14, 1879, the son of Peter M. and Vandla (Pearson) Hokanson, both of whom were natives of Sweden and were married in their native country. About 1890 they settled in Porter, Indiana, where the father, following his trade as a blacksmith, found employment with the Chicago Hydraulic Pressed Brick Company. In 1901 he opened a meat market under the firm name of Peter Hokanson and Son, and some years later added a stock of groceries. The business is now conducted by Victor Hokanson and his son, Alvin. Mr. Hokanson was married to Anna, daughter of Gustav and Minnie Lindblade, both of whom were natives of Sweden. Their marriage was solemnized on June 13, 1903, and to them were born nine children: Alvin Victor, Peter Arthur, Mansfield, Edith Elvira; Maynard Russell, Virgil Alden, Ruth Naomi, Virginia Grace, Clarence Frederick and one who died in infancy. Peter Arthur is a student at Purdue University. Victor Hokanson is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, K. of P., North American Union, and the First Evangelical Church of Porter, Indiana.

Source: Cannon, Thomas H., H. H. Loring, and Charles J. Robb. 1927. History of the Lake and Calumet Region of Indiana Embracing the Counties of Lake, Porter and Laporte. Volume II. Indianapolis, Indiana: Historians' Association. 827 p.
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