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Tolle Helgerson


Posted By: Roseanna Zehner (email)
Date: 11/7/2003 at 21:05:11

Tolle Helgerson effected a location on section 35, Lyon township, in 1875, at a time when he had Samuel Groth and Margarette Ahens, a widow, for his nearest neighbors. He was born in Clayton county, Iowa, June 5, 1856, a son of Tollef and Margaret (Nelson) Helgerson, both of whom were born and bred in Norway. The father was a life-long farmer, and came to Rock county, Wisconsin, as early as 1839, where he maintained his home for twelve years, then removing to Clayton county, Iowa. There he lived until 1875, when he settled in Lyon county, where he died same year, at the age of sixty-five. His widow lived to be seventy-one, and entered into rest in 1891. They were the parents of a family of eight children: Helge and Segre are dead; Nels is a farmer in Clayton county; Ole is a salesman at Canton, South Dakota; Tolle; Hogan and Amsden are dead; Halver is a farmer on section 25, Lyon township.

Tolle Helgerson received his education mainly in the common schools of Clayton county, Iowa, and devoted his earlier manhood to the assistance of his father, remaining at home until the death of the father set him at liberty to work for himself. In 1902 he rented his farm, and is now living with his brother Halver, who has had the misfortune to lose an arm.

Mr. Helgerson was married February 14, 1878, to Miss Gunel Gullick. To this union have come the following children: Amsden, who is now a clerk in the Farmers' Bank of Inwood; Ole M.; Maggie, deceased; Henry; Abner; Fred and one who died in infancy. Mr. Helgerson has been road superintendent for a year, and has manifested a wide-awake and public spirit

source: Compendium of History Reminiscence and Biography of Lyon County, Iowa. Published under the Auspices of the Pioneer Association of Lyon County. Geo. Monlun, Pres.; Hon. E. C. Roach Sec’y; and Col. F. M. Thompson, Historian. Geo. A. Ogle & CO., Published, Engravers and Book Manufacturers. Chicago, 1904-1905

submitted by Roseanna Zehner, Lyon co. coordinator

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