Narve Narveson was born in Winnebago County, Iowa, on Feb. 10, 1856. He was left an orphan at the early age of seven years, and he was then adopted by his uncle Helge Embretson, with whom he has resided since. Mr. Embretson's wife died without issue in May, 1878. He owns a fine farm of 160 acres in Marion Township, which the subject of this sketch has been engaged in cultivating for the past five years. Mr. Narveson is a member of the Norwegian Lutheran church, and in politics is a Republican. He has held the office of School Director, and is a man well respected in the community in which he lives.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 934
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney