Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The
Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties,
State of Washington", published by Western Historical Publishing
JOHN L. FLORIN resides on a well improved, three hundred and twenty acre grain farm, one and one half miles southwest of Larene. Born in October, 1866, in Wabasha county, Minnesota, he is the son of Lawrence Florin, a native of Switzerland, and now a resident of the vicinity of Davenport; and Louise (Netting) Florin, deceased, a native of Germany.
The brothers and sisters of Mr. Florin are: George, of Minnesota; Mrs. Louise Kinchey, of the vicinity of Edwall, Washington; David, deceased; Jacob, and Mary, near Davenport.
Mr. Florin came to Lincoln county with his parents in the spring of 1882, worked at various kinds of labor on salary, and later went to Idaho where he engaged unsuccessfully in the business of raising stock. He ultimately abandoned the stock business and returned to Lincoln county where he engaged in farming. This proved a successful venture and before many years he was enabled to buy his present farm, which he has improved with a modern eight-room dwelling, large barns, granaries, and so forth, all conveniently arranged, and a splendid orchard. He has in addition six hundred and forty acres of timber and pasture land on Hawk creek. He at first made a specialty of raising grain, but of later years he has given more attention to the stock-raising branch of his business. He has a large number of cattle, horses, hogs, and some sheep.
John L. Florin was married July 16, 1901, to Ursula Meuli, a native of Buffalo county, Wisconsin. Mrs. Florin's parents, Nicholis and Cecilia (Burga) Meuli, were natives of Switzerland, and came to the United States and to Wisconsin with their parents while children. They came to Lincoln county with the parents of our subject.
The brothers and sisters of Mrs. Florin are, Michael, Mrs. Celia Voelker, Mrs. Mary Crites, and Nicholis. The first three are in Rosalia and the last one in Lincoln county.
Mr. and Mrs. Florin are members of the Evangelical church.
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