Kansas History and Heritage Project- Marshall County

Marshall County Biographies


Alfred Lindeen, one of Lincoln township's well-known and substantial farmers and the owner of a fine farm home there, is a native of the kingdom of Sweden, but has been a resident of this country and of Marshall county since 1886. He was born on July 16, 1856, son of Gust Anderson and Anna Johnson, also natives of Sweden, who spent all their lives in their native land.

Reared on a farm in his native Sweden, Alfred Lindeen received his schooling there and grew to manhood on the home farm, becoming in turn a farmer on his own account, and there he remained until he was thirty years of age, when, in 1886, he came to the United States and proceeded on out to Kansas, locating at Frankfort, in this county. In that vicinity Mr. Lindeen, who had arrived in this country with very little money, secured employment at farm labor, at a wage of fifteen dollars a month, and for two years was thus engaged. He then rented a farm and for three years worked the same quite successfully. At the end of that time he bought eighty acres of the farm on which he is now living and, in the meantime having married in 1889, established his home there. Mr. Lindeen is a good farmer and as he prospered in his operations added to his land holdings until now he is the owner of two hundred acres of excellent land in Lincoln township, forty acres in section 17, eighty acres in section 16 and eighty in section 28. He has a fine farm house and farm buildings in keeping with the same, his farm plant being operated along modern lines, and he is doing well. He has an excellent orchard on his place and in addition to his general farming devotes considerable attention to the raising of cattle, Shorthorns and Polled Angus, and Poland China hogs, the latter being of the white-spotted variety, a splendid type of big, rapid growers.

As noted above, it was in 1889, about three years after he came to this county, that Mr. Lindeen was married. His wife, Clara Back, is also a native of Sweden, born in 1859, who came to this country in 1887. To that union five children have been born, namely: Freda, wife of John Anderson, a farmer, living on section 15 of Lincoln township, this county; Eben, a farmer; Albin, who married Ellen Odell and lives at Axtell, and Emil and Albert, at home. Mr. and Mrs. Lindeen are members of the Swedish Lutheran (Salem) church, of which Mr. Lindeen has been a member of the board of trustees for twelve years and for five years a teacher in the Sunday school. He is a Republican and gives his earnest attention to local political affairs, but has not been a seeker after public office.

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