Michael Klasen was born in Prussia, June 24th, 1829. He was occupied in pump-making and farming in his native
country, and in 1861, came to America. Coming direct to Dakota county, Minnesota, he settled on a rented farm in
Vermillion, and in 1862, moved to Hastings. He kept a boarding house in that city until 1864, when he traded for
his farm, to which he moved in 1866, engaged during the time at the carpenter's trade. Married in 1866, to Miss
Elizabeth Schweich, who has borne him one son and one daughter, Andrew and Eva K. Mr. Klasen's father, born in
1800, lives with him. The farm of one hundred and sixty acres is finely improved and well stocked.
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Dakota County, MN
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