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Holsten Holstenson
Marion Twp.

Holsten Holstenson is a native of Norway, born June 30, 1830. He was married in Iowa, 1853, to Rachel Knudson, who was born Aug. 13, 1830. They left their native land for America in 1851, and settled in Clayton County, Ia., where they now own a finely cultivated farm of 280 acres on section 5, Marion Township. Mr. And Mrs. Holstenson have been blessed with eleven children; seven are living; one pair twins died at birth - Knute, born Feb. 4, 1855; Olena, born May 5, 1856, died Oct. 19, 1861; Holsten, born June 6, 1858; Isabella, Apr. 29, 1860; Olena, June 26, 1862; Kittil, born Mch. 5, 1864, died Oct. 19, 1868; Sarah, born Apr. 23, 1867; Kittil, born Feb. 24, 1869, and Rose Helena, Aug. 19, 1872. The family are members of the Norwegian Lutheran church. Mr. Holstenson affiliates with the Republican party.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 932
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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