Biography of William Korfhage
Inver Grove, Dakota County, MN Biographies

William Korfhage was born September 16th, 1833. When a lad of fourteen years he came to this county and spent five years in New Jersey, and in 1852, came west to Minnesota, locating in Ramsey county. His father rented a farm between Minneapolis and St. Paul, where the halfway house now stands. In 1853 his parents came to layer Grove and made a claim of one hundred and sixty acres, where William now lives. He enlisted in March, 1865, in Company D, First Minnesota, and went south to Virginia; was at Richmond at the surrender of Lee; discharged at Jeffersonville, Indiana, July 4th, 1865. Married in 1857, to Miss Emily Kasa, a native of Prussia, who died in 1863; leaving two children, Louisa and August. His present wife was Miss Emma Rolling, married in 1867. Their children are, Henry, Frederick W. A. and Maiy A.


From:
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.


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