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Per Fredrik Beck (1845-1923)

 Born in Lustkullen i Virum in the parish of Misterhult in Kalmar län Sverige on 27 July 1845, the son of Nils Peter Bäck and Lena Maria Persdotter. He married the dotter of his neighbor across the road, Carolina Mathilda Star, in 1875 who bore him 6 children. She died at age 37. He then married Hannah Gustafsdotter of Veltorp in Askersund parish located in Örebro län who helped him raise his young children. His farm was located in the north east quarter of Otter Creek township section 13. Fred lived his elder years closer to his children who had taken up residence elsewhere. He died on 6 March 1923 in Hawarden, Iowa. He is buried in the Kiron Cemetery.
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