Also see [ Railway Officials in America 1906
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
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