N. H. PEARSON was born at Ousby, Skane, Sweden, Nov. 4, 1843, and reared in that locality. In 1867, as a young man of 24, he came to the United States, locating at Paxton. A carpenter by trade, he here established himself as a building contractor and, as such, has been the architect of his own fortune. Mr. Pearson has put up many of the principal buildings in Paxton, such as .the Rodeen Block, the A. J. Laurence Block, the Buggy Factory Block and the Carnegie Library building, besides many of the finest private residences.
He has served as an alderman for eight years and for many years has been a trustee of his church, the Swedish Lutheran.

Extracted 28 Jan 2017 by Norma Hass from History of Swedes of Illinois, published in 1908, Volume 2, pages 190-191.

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