Biography of Alfred Sletta
Cottonwood and Watonwan Counties, MN Biographies

Alfred Sletta was born in Riverdale township, Watonwan county, December 3', 1886, a son of Amund A. and Ingeborg (Ekorness) Sletta, who were both born in Norway. His father came to America when a young man, about 1877. Through friends from his native land who had preceded him to America, he had heard of the advantages offered ambitous young men in Minnesota, where many of his countrymen had found a home and a demand for their labor, so he came to this state directly after landing in New York. For the first year or two he found employment in different parts of the state. In 1885 he came to Wantonwan county and located on a farm in Riverdale township, where he still resides. His wife died on October 21, 1911. She was the mother of six children: O. E., Alfred, Ida A., John E., Anton I. and George. The father and mother were members of the Norwegian Lutheran church.

Alfred Sletta received his elementary education in the district schools of Riverdale township, mostly in school No. 49, in that township. He afterward attended the school at St. James, and some years took a business course in the Mankato Commercial College. Following this he was for four years in the employ of Wyman, Partridge & Co., in Minneapolis. In the fall of 1910 he came to LaSalle and engaged in the general merchandise business. In February, 1913, he was appointed postmaster of LaSalle, in which office he is at present serving.

Alfred Sletta was married in June, 1910, to Marie Larson. To this union four children have been born: Ingvald A. L., Signe Louise, Alice Marie, and Arnold A. Mr. and Mrs. Sletta are members of the Norwegian Lutheran church. Mr. Sletta is an active worker in the Democratic party; his lodge affiliation is with the Modern Brotherhood of America. His store is modern in all respects, carrying a general line of merchandise, and is complete in its variety.

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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