John H. Larson, farmer, section 3, Paw Paw Township, has 216 acres in this township and 83 acres in Shabbona Township. He was born in the town of Adams, LaSalle Co., IL, Feb. 14, 1847, and is the son of Lars and Caroline (Holverson) Larson. His parents were born in Norway and came to America in childhood.
John H. was brought up on a farm, and was married in Dodge Co., Minn., Jan. 8, 1868, to Miss Sarah Stevenson, daughter of Sjure and Annie (Seeverts) Stevenson. Mrs. Larson was born in the town of Rutland, LaSalle Co., IL, July 18, 1847. They had seven children, -five boys and two girls: Edward L., born Oct. 7, 1868; Frank S., July 16, 1870; Albert O., Oct. 3, 1872; Nellie A., May 10, 1876; Emma C., Sept. 9, 1878; John C., Nov. 13, 1881; and one child died in infancy unnamed.
Mr. Larson was engaged in farming in LaSalle County till the fall of 1875, when he purchased his present farm upon which he moved in January, 1876, and has made his home here continuously since. Mr. Larson is one of the most successful farmers and stock growers in Paw Paw Township. Politically he is a Republican.
Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of DeKalb Co.