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Ole Evenson
Wagner Twp.

Ole Evenson, a native or Norway, was born Sept. 29, 1827. He was educated in the schools of Norway. In 1851 he emigrated to the United States, stopping in Rock County, Wis., working on farms and in saw-mills. In 1856 he bought 160 acres of land in Wagner Township, where he settled. Has since bought 80 acres more. Has a fine residence, built five years since, and a well improved farm. He was married in 1857 to Miss Helga Johnson, born Aug. 17, 1829. They have seven children - Even, John, Raile, Jane, Tillie, Christena, Ole. Both members of Lutheran church. Republican in politics.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1134-35
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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