IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.

John Halvorson
Boardman Twp.

John Halvorson was born in South Norway, April 1, 1832. He was married in his native country to Christina Gousen, on Dec. 25, 1852. They came to America in 1867, and landed first at Quebec, Canada, and soon after settled in Clayton County on their present farm in Boardman Township. To them have been born eleven children, viz.: Mattie, Carrie, Jennie, Martha, Isabelle, Hellen, Mettie, Christian, Clara, Tina and Linnie. Mr. and Mrs. Halvorson are members of the Lutheran church, and in politics he is a Republican. He is one of the enterprising and energetic citizens of Clayton County, and is always ready to assist in any enterprise for the advancement of the interests of the home of his adoption.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 658
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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