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Sarney Oleson
Wagner Twp.

Sarney Oleson was born in Central Norway, April 5, 1823, son of Ole and Clara (Marston) Oleson. He was educated in the schools of Norway, working during the summer at farming. He came alone to America in 1843, living in Rock County, Wis., three years, then in 1846 coming to Iowa and working on a farm in Winneshiek County. Four years after he settled in Farmersburg Township, this county. In 1867 he sold his farm and removed to Wagner Township, purchasing 240 acres on section 18. His farm is well improved, has a handsome and commodious house, and is well supplied with all modern appliances for first-class farming. He was married in 1850, to Miss Isabella Nelson, born July 7, 1827. They have had five children - Annie, Caroline, Ole, Nellie and Beathe, who died in infancy. Mr. Oleson has held several township offices. Both are members of the Lutheran church. He is a Republican.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1138
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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