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Ole O. Storla


Ole O. Storla is carrying on general farming upon two hundred and twenty-eight acres of land on section 11, Paint Creek township, constituting the farm upon which he was born on the 25th of September, 1866. He is a son of one of Allamakee county's most honored and successful pioneers, his father, Ole Storla, having come to America from Norway and settled in this part of Iowa in 1850. With practically his entire capital he purchased one hundred and sixty acres of land in Paint Creek township, developing this from a raw tract into a modern and productive farm and making his home thereon until his death, the years bringing him substantial prosperity as a reward for his unremitting industry and practical labor. He was married in Wisconsin, to Miss Thora Lee, who was born in Norway and came to America when she was a young woman. Five children were born to them: Louis, who died at Moorhead, Minnesota, where he served as county auditor; Severt, who passed away at Hot Springs, Arkansas; Christe, the widow of Rev. Moses; Thore, who died in 1912 at Decorah; and Ole O., of this review.

The last named was reared under the parental roof and has never left the homestead, assisting with its cultivation in his childhood and thereafter assuming entire control. He owns two hundred and twenty- eight acres lying on section 11, Paint Creek township, and upon it carries on general farming and stock-raising, being numbered today among the most successful and prominent agriculturists of his locality.

Mr. Storla married Miss Julia Paulson, a daughter of Peter Paulson, of whom further mention is made elsewhere in this work. To their union have been born seven children, Olvin, Sophia, Thora, Paulina, Olga, Helen and Clarence. Mr. Storla is a member of the Lutheran church and his political allegiance is given to the republican party. A man whose life has always been in keeping with high standards, he justly deserves the full measure of confidence and respect now entertained for him by all who know him.

-source: Past & Present of Allamakee County; by Ellery M. Hancock; S. J. Clarke Pub. Co.; 1913
-transcribed by Jan Miller

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