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
Houston County, MN
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Names M to Y
Also see [ Railway Officials in America 1906