HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers
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G. J. NYBROE, farmer and raiser of fine stock; was born in Norway Feb. 14, 1823; he emigrated to this country in 1850, and, coming directly to Illinois, located in Menard Co., and, for a time, found employment as a farm laborer with A. Kincaid continuing about three years; then as a renter for about four years, during which time, he married Miss Torber Aleson, daughter of Ale and Aene Aleson, of Springfield, Ill.; she is a native of his country. After having remained with Kincaid some seven years, and having, by industry and economy, saved up some money, he bought 160 acres of land, upon which he settled in 1858, where he has since resided; has added to his farm until now he owns 230 acres of fine land; he makes a specialty of breeding fine hogs, sheep and cattle, a fact which is becoming extensively known throughout the State, as he is in the habit of carrying away the highest premiums at all fairs in the central part of Illinois; his reputation as a fine-stock grower (especially of hogs) is very high.


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