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Adam Bell
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Birth: Jul. 19, 1857
Wisconsin, USA
Death: May 17, 1926
Winnebago County
Iowa, USA

"Adam Bell, whose home is on section 32, King township, is one of the representative farmers of Winnebago county, and like many of its leading citizens he is a native of Norway. He was born July 19, 1857, and is a son of Louis and Carrie (Adams) Bell, who came to this country in 1861 and located in Wisconsin, where the father purchased land. After improving and cultivating that farm for some time he sold it and bought another farther south, consisting of one hundred and sixty acres, whereon he made his home throughout the remainder of his life. He died about 1895, having long survived the mother of our subject, who passed away in 1866.

Adam Bell was only four years of age when brought to the United States by his parents and he grew to manhood in Wisconsin. When not in school he assisted in the labors of the home farm and gave his father the benefit of his services until twenty-nine years of age. During the following two years he was engaged in farming on his own account in Wisconsin, after which he came to Winnebago county, Iowa, where he has since been identified with its agricultural interests with the exception of one year when engaged in the butchering business in Thompson. On locating here he purchased eighty acres of land on section 32, King township, and has since bought another eighty acres on section 33, so that he now has a fine farm of one hundred and sixty acres, on which he has made good and substantial improvements, which stand as monuments to his thrift and enterprise.

In November, 1887, Mr. Bell married Miss Nettie Dahl, a daughter of Arne and Marie Dahl, pioneers of Winnebago county. Her mother is still living, but her father died in 1902. To Mr. and Mrs. Bell have been born eleven children, namely: Carrie, now the wife of Oscar Syse, a farmer living south of Forest City; Annie, the wife of L. Asmus, a farmer of King township; Carl, at home; Obert, a resident of Minnesota; Alfred, Emily and Henry, all at home; Marie, I who died at the age of one and a half years; and Leonard, Vernie and Helen, all at home.

Mr. Bell is a Lutheran in religious faith and politically is identified with the republican party. He is now serving as a trustee of King township, having capably filled that office for sixteen years. He is also a stockholder and director of the Farmers Elevator Company and the Cooperative Creamery Company of Thompson, and is a man of sound judgment and good business ability."

Source: History of Winnebago and Hancock Counties, Iowa, 1917, Vol. II, page 428.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Nettie Dahl Bell (1868 - 1957)
 
 Children:
  Anna Louise Bell Asmus (1890 - 1989)*
  Carl Marville Bell (1892 - 1982)*
  Obert Bell (1894 - 1979)*
  Alfred Bennie Bell (1896 - 1927)*
  Marie Bertina Bell (1901 - 1902)*
  Henry Martin Bell (1903 - 1950)*
  Leonard James Bell (1905 - 1973)*
  Vernie Richard Bell (1907 - 1976)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Linden Lutheran Cemetery
Thompson
Winnebago County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Merrill Austin
Record added: Oct 24, 2010
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Adam Bell
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Adam Bell
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