Farmer, Livestock Raiser, Steelworker
Birth: November 30, 1851, Sweden
From Harriet Taylor Upton, A Twentieth Century History of Trumbull County, Ohio, A Narrative Account of its Historical Progress, Its People, and Its Principal Interests (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1909), Volume 2, pp. 259-260:
JOHN H. NORLING, of Vienna township, whose farm home is on rural free delivery route No. 5, out from Warren, Ohio, is a native of Sweden, born November 30, 1851, a son of John and Margaret (Willman) Norling, both of whom were natives of Sweden. The father was born in 1826 and the mother in August, 1823. By occupation, the father was a miner and died May 8, 1876. The mother passed away in the autumn of 1892.
Up to the time Mr. Norling was twenty years of age, he remained home with his parents, in that far away and most beautiful of northern European countries—Sweden. He followed mining for his livelihood. In 1882 he sailed for America, landing at New York harbor, July 27, and thence came on direct to Youngstown, and went to work in a blast furnace, remaining in that employment four and a half years. He then worked at the same line of work at Niles, Ohio, thirteen years longer, after which he purchased a farm of one hundred and thirty-five acres, upon which he now resides. Here he has made many substantial improvements and does a prosperous general farming business, coupled with stock business, including the raising of Jersey cattle. His present stock of such valuable animals is eighteen head.
In his religion, Mr. Norling is of the Baptist faith. In politics, he is favorable to the principles of the Republican party. June 23, 1876, he was married to Ida Louisa Linquist, a native of Sweden, born to Louis and Mary Albertena (Anderson) Linquist. Her father and mother never came to this country; they were farmers. The mother died in 1907 on November 4th. The date of the father’s death was June 15, 1868. The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Norling were as follows: Helen Augusta, born October 21, 1877, married Aaron Johnson and they reside in Youngstown, Ohio; Charles Ameil, born January 26, 1880, married Senie Allen, and they reside in Girard, where he is employed in a grocery store; Victor, born October, 1882, died November 30, 1903; Esther, born April 8, 1887, at home, unmarried; Ida, born April 8, 1891; Agnes, born April 16, 1893; John, born September 4, 1896; Elmer, born January 15, 1898.