Biography of Knud Halverson

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Knud Halverson, section 21, Adams Township, was born near Christiana, Norway, July 20, 1813, the son of Halver Knutsen, a native of same place. Mr. Halverson came with his parents to the United States in 1838, and lived in Rutland Township, La Salle Co., Ill., until 1840, when he came to Adams Township, which has since been his home. He was married in 1841 to Elizabeth Olson, a daughter of Ole Thompson. They are the parents of ten children,, eight of whom are livingó Nels, Alex, John, Charles, Betsey, Annie, Ellen and Elias. Two sons, Halver and Ole, died while fighting for the Union in the late war. Mr. Halverson commenced life in limited circumstances. He worked on the Illinois Canal until he made enough to purchase two cows When the family reached Chicago they had no money, and had to walk all the way from there to Marseilles, women and all. He worked hard, and by good management he now owns 130 acres of land. He was Highway Commissioner for ten or twelve years. He and his family are members of the Lutheran church.


FROM:
History of La Salle County, Illinois
Inter-State Publishing Co.
Chicago 1886