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H. Knudson
Farmersburg Twp.

H. Knudson, merchant and Postmaster at Farmersburg, was a son of Knud Engebrason and Rongde (Herbronson) Knudson, natives of Norway; they came to the United States in 1854, and located in Wagner Township, Iowa, where Mrs. Knudson died. The father died in Farmersburg Township, in 1882. The subject of this notice was born in Norway on July 21, 1838, where he was educated; he came to the United States with his father, and followed farming until he began the mercantile business, in 1874; he was appointed Postmaster in 1880. In 1873 he married Martha, daughter of Halvor and Eli Thovson, natives of Norway; they came to America and located in Wagner Township. By this union there are two children - Knud, born in May, 1874, and Henry, born in November, 1875. Mr. Knudson and family are members of the Lutheran church. He votes the Republican ticket. Mr. Knudson carries a stock of about $4,000 worth of general merchandise, dry goods, hats, caps, boots and shoes, groceries, etc., and has a thriving trade. He is one of the enterprising and energetic men of the county, and is held in high esteem by his fellow citizens.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 778


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