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Alfred Johan Clauson (1865-1944)

Alfred was born on 20 Oct 1865 in the torp called Carlsdal on the Åldersbäck farm in Västrum parish in Sweden. He came to America in 1868 with his parents and brothers and uncles and aunts and cousins. They were the largest family who settled Kiron in the beginning. His aunt Sara was a charter member of the Kiron Baptist church. Alfred farmed with his father on their farm in Stockholm section 29. He was known as a very hard worker and a loyal supporter of his church where he sang in the choir. In 1908, he was asked to be on the building committee for the new church which he served as secretary. He was responsible for excavating out the space for the basement and foundation. Alfred raised a family of 5 daughters. He died on 18 March 1944 and is buried in the Kiron Cemetery.

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