Among the popular young business men of Miller township, LaSalle county, Illinois, is Albert Williamson, proprietor of a general store and the postmaster at Danway.
Mr. Williamson is a native of the township in which he lives, born February 15, 1870, and is of Norwegian descent. His father, Endre Williamson, was born in Norway in 1819; his mother was, before marriage, Miss Christina Gunnerson. They were the parents of ten children, three of whom are deceased. Those living are as follows: William E., Martin E., Milton C, Albert, Cordelia, Knutson and Theodore H., the last named on the old Williamson homestead, - all residents of Miller township. The father of these children died some years ago, and their mother died August 5, 1899.
Albert Williamson was educated in the public schools and the Pleasant View College, and after leaving the latter institution secured a position as clerk in a dry-goods store. As clerk he became familiar with every detail of the business, was employed in this capacity for several months, and last year he purchased the general store at Danway, which he is successfully conducting, and where by his uniform courtesy. and his honorable business methods he has won a large circle of friends. Politically he is a Democrat. Religiously a Lutheran. He was appointed postmaster in 1899
Extracted by Norma Hass from Biographical and Genealogical Record of LaSalle County, Illinois published in 1900, volume 1, page 255.