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Knudson, E. E. 1847 - 1929


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 12/6/2020 at 20:10:26

Clayton County Register, Thur., 31 Oct. 1929.

E. E. Knudson was born in Egedal, Norway, Aug. 16, 1847, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mina Orvis with whom he has made his home since the death of his wife in 1913.

He immigrated with his parents to America in 1850 and settled in Muskego, Wis. He attended school in the famous old log church, the first Norwegian Lutheran church in America, now located at St. Anthony Park, Minn., where it was moved by the United Lutheran church, located close to the seminary. With his parents he moved westward and settled in Boardman township, Clayton county, in 1855, where he grew to manhood, partaking in all the difficulties of pioneer life.

Mr. Knudson was the youngest of a family of five children. His mother died in 1867, his father in 1892, one brother in 1850, one sister in 1857 and the other sister in 1900 and one brother in 1913. He was united in marriage on Feb. 26, 1880, with Mrs. Mag__lene Carney of Prairie du Chien. The following year they moved to St. Olaf, which has since been his home. He is survived by the following children: William of Lake Forest, Ill., Earl of Mason City, Ia., Mrs. Edwin Olson of Clermont, Mrs. Mina Orvis of St. Olaf, eight grandchildren and a host of other relatives also survive.

Mr. Knudson has been failing in health of late with complications coming on, but had been around till the morning of Oct. 23, when he was taken suddenly ill and passed away.

Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 25, at the Norway church at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. J. S. Strandjord officiating. A large crowd attended the funeral as Mr. Knudson was well known and had many friends and as such will be missed by the children, relatives and friends. He was laid to rest in the Norway cemetery.


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