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Transcribed biography of Charley Kroon

KROON, CHARLEY, merchant, P. O. Pacific Junction; was born June 5, 1845, in Sweden, where he reached maturity. He came to America in 1868, and located for a brief period in the city of New York. He afterwards went to Porter county, Indiana, and engaged as a farm laborer, working for seventy-five cents per day. Better employment presenting itself to him, he began work on a railroad, and continued this until September 12, 1872. His steady habits led to promotion, and he became baggage-master at Shenandoah, Iowa. November 12, of the same year, he was transferred to Pacific Junction, and became, in addition to his other duties, local mail agent. After a service of five years he formed a partnership with George Alden, and engaged in the mercantile business. Mr. Kroon came to this country with nothing save a will and perseverance. He now owns the best stock of goods in Pacific Junction, and besides his business interests, looks after some public matters, as he is now school director, and has been township trustee.

Source: State Historical Company. 1881. History of Mills County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, Etc. Des Moines, Iowa: State Historical Company. 722 p.
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