Biography of Abraham Storle

Among the prosperous farmers and representative citizens of Norway Township is Abraham Storle, who owns and operates a well improved and valuable farm of two hundred and seventeen acres on section 32. He was born in that Township August 10, 1857, and is a son of Ole and Anna Storle, both natives of Norway, though they were married after coming to the United States, in Racine County, Wisconsin. The father was born in 1805 and lived to a ripe old age, passing away in 1891. It was in 1844 that he became a resident of this County and for a number of years was employed in the pine woods, making shingles. He was living in Norway Township when his first wife was accidentally shot by the discharge of a gun and he subsequently married the mother of our subject, who had also been previously married, her first husband being Mr. Engberson, by whom she had three children: Betsy, now the wife of Halber Knutson, of Minnesota; John, who is living with our subject and Ole Engberson, who is living retired in Blair, Wisconsin. There were two children born of the second marriage: Angeline, the wife of Frank Lapen, a farmer of Waterford, and Abraham. The parents were prominent members of the Lutheran church and Mr. Storle assisted in building the church of that denomination at Muskego. He was living here at the time of the cholera epidemic and helped to make the coffins for those that died of that dread disease. In politics he was a republican. In 1852 he purchased what became the family homestead and made all of the improvements upon the place, including a nice brick residence and a large barn. On coming to the United States he was without capital, but being industrious, energetic and of good business ability, he prospered in his undertakings and became the owner of three hundred and seventy-seven acres of valuable land. He was a son of Knute Storle, who spent his entire life in Norway.

During his boyhood and youth Abraham Stork pursued his education in the district schools near his home and also assisted his father in the operation of the farm. He has always engaged in agricultural pursuits and at length became the owner of the old homestead, being now the possessor of two hundred and seventeen acres of very productive and valuable land. He carries on general farming and raises both cattle and hogs. To some extent he is also interested in the dairy business and for this purpose keeps a good grade of mixed cattle. His leisure hours are mostly devoted to reading and he has become a well informed man who takes a deep and commendable interest in public affairs. By his ballot he supports the men and measures of the Republican Party and he has been called upon to serve on the jury in a number of important cases.



Racine County Wisconsin History: Racine Belle City of the lakes and Racine County Wisconsin a record of settlement organization progress and achievement. SJ Clarke Pub Co. Chicago. 1916. 1216 pgs.

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