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The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
August Lindeman was born Feb. 6, 1822, in Germany and came to Rochester, Minnesota, in 1854, where he remained for three years. Then he moved to Le Sueur county and remained there for eleven years. In 1868 he bought 160 acres of land in section 7, in the northwest quarter of Beaver Falls township, where he remained until the spring of 1894, when he retired from farming and moved to North Redwood. On this farm he built a one and a half story log house, 18 by 18 feet, with a shingled roof and board floor, hauling the material from Mankato. Beginning farming with a plow, harrow and a wagon as his only tools, he gradually improved his land until, in 1894, he had increased his farm to 560 acres. He died in 1896. His good wife, whose maiden name was Mary Granke, was born in Germany, Jan. 6, 1834, and is now living at North Redwood at the age of eighty-four.
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