Biography of Knud T. Olson

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Knud T. Olsen, section 15, Adams Township, was born in Riskedal, near Stavanger, Norway, Jan. 1, 1811, a son of Ole Knudsen, a native of Norway, but now deceased. Our subject was married in his native country in June, 1837, to Isabelle Aslagsdatter, a native of Norway, by whom he had seven children, five of whom are yet livingó Ole K., Regina, Andrew, Charles and Martin. Mr. Olsen brought his family to the United States in 1850, first locating in Freedom Township, La Salle Co., Ill., and since 1857 he has made his home in Adams Township. His family are members of the First Norwegian Evangelical Free and Independent Lutheran Church at Leland. His son Ole married Julia Jensen and resides in Freedom Township; Regina married Halver Warren and resides near Eagle Grove, Iowa. Andrew lives at Huxley, Iowa; he married Elsie Jensen. Charles married Johanna Johnson and lives in Shelby County, Iowa. Martin is farming on the homestead in Adams Township. He is unmarried.


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