Biography of George O. Alsted
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George O. Alsted, who for thirty years was a well known farmer of Caledonia township, was born in Norway and came to America in 1873. He had married in Norway Ellen Anna Logtu, who followed him with the children in 1877. Settling in Iowa, Mr. Aistad worked out there for several years, and then formed a partnership in the purchase of a farm, Later he sold his share and rented a farm, subsequently buying one. This he afterwards sold and moved to another seven miles away. After some time spent on the last mentioned property, he moved with his family to Mabel, in Fillmore county, Minn., where he resided for some years, renting In succession several farms. He next moved to a farm in Black Hammer township, Houston county, which he sold about 1887, moving to a farm in section 18, Caledonia township, which was his final home, as he died there Jan. 16, 1916. Mr. and Mrs. George O. Alstad had five children, two of whom died in infancy. The other three were Ole, who is now living; Karen, who died Aug. 6, 1912, and Jonas G., who died Jan. 16, 1919.

The History of Houston County, Minnesota
Edited by: Franklyn Curtis-Wedge.
H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co.
Winona, Minn. 1919


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