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Birgit H. Groth
Marion Twp.

Birgit H. Groth (or Holsteinson) was born in Ness, Norway, Aug. 7, 1831. She came to the United States in 1849, and lived in New York for one year, then came to Clayton County, and settled on section 7, Marion Township. She has 200 acres of good land. She was married to Sven Holsteinson Sept. 11, 1847, in Wisconsin. He was born in Norway, March 11, 1821, and died Sept. 3, 1879. Birgit was the daughter of Mr. Holgrimson. By her marriage she has eight living children - Julia, born Oct. 8, 1854; Holstead, May 19, 1860; Holgrim, March 5, 1863; Rachel, March 16, 1865; Barbo, April 30, 1867; Kittil, Jan. 14, 1870; Olena Sophia, Dec. 17, 1874, and Sven Bartemus, Oct. 1, 1879. Five children are dead.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 930
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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