Biography of Jens T. Musland
Cottonwood and Watonwan Counties, MN Biographies

Jens T. Musland, a well known and substantial farmer of Storden township, Cottonwood county, proprietor of a fine farm of one hundred and sixty acres in the vicinity of Storden, is a native of Norway, born on August 8, 1872, son of Torgger and Elizabeth (Landa) Musland, farming people, who are still living in their native land and to whom six children have been born, of whom the subject of this sketch is the eldest, the others being Michael, Torgger, Ingwahl, Hans and Anna.

Jens T. Musland received his schooling in the public schools of his native land and in 1888, he then being sixteen years of age, came to the United States, locating in Story county, Iowa, where he remained about five years, at the end of which time he moved to Ida county, same state, where he remained about ten years and where he married in 1902. The next year, 1903, he and his wife came to Minnesota and settled in Cottonwood county, first locating in Springfield township, but presently moving to Rose Hill township, where they remained until 1913, when Mr. Musland bought the farm on which he and his family are now living in Storden township. The Musland farm is a quarter section in section 20 of Storden township and is one of the best kept places in that neighborhood, well improved and cultivated along modern lines. In addition to his general farming, Mr. Musland has given considerable attention to stock raising and has done very well, being regarded as one of the substantial farmers of that section of the county. He is "independent" in his political views on questions of local government and takes a good citizen's interest in politics, but has not been a seeker after public office.

As noted above, Jens T. Musland was married in 1902, the year before he came to Minnesota, his wife being Louise Olson, to which union two children have been born, Elizabeth and Melvin. Mr. and Mrs. Musland are members of the Lutheran church and take a proper interest in the affairs of the same, as well as in all local good works, being willing promoters of any cause designed to advance the common welfare hereabout.

From:
History of Cottonwood and Watonwan Counties
Minnesota
Their People, Industries and Institutions
John A. Brown, Editor in Chief
B. F. Bowen and Company, Inc.
Indianapolis, Indiana
1916.


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