Biography of Andrew T. Findring
Houston County, MN Biographies

Andrew T. Findring, who is prosperously engaged in general farming in section 21, Sheldon township, was born on the farm where he now lives, March 20, 1857, son of Targe Findring, a native of Norway who was an early settler in this township. His education was obtained in District School No. 23, and he remained on his father's farm, which he helped to cultivate, until arriving at the age of 18 years, after which he worked out for others. At the age of 26 he purchased a farm in Sheldon township, which he operated for 25 years, at the end of that period coming to his present farm. Here he has 178 acres of valuable land, on which he is carrying on general farming, having a good set of buildings. He is also a stockholder in the Houston Creamery Company, the Houston Shipping Association and the Telephone Company. In politics a Republican, he served for many years on the school board and for 15 years as a member of the town board. He is a member of the stone Norwegian Lutheran church. Mr. Findring was married Feb. 12, 1883, to Anna Dahle, who was born in Sheldon township, Houston county, on the farm of her parents, Hans and Isabelle (Nelson) Dahie, who were natives of Telemarken, Norway, but were married in this county. The family of Mr. and Mrs. Findring consists of seven children: Tilda, Helma, Emma, Theodore, Dorothy, Eliza and Anton. Hans Dahie, father of Mrs. Findring, was born in October, 1824, and came to this country somewhat in advance of the Findrings. He was here married to Isabelle Nelson, who was born December 1, 1842. In Norway he had been a drummer boy in the army. After coming to Houston county he secured land in Sheldon township and engaged in farming, which was his occupation until his death in 1908. He held various local offices and was active in church and school work, being a man widely respected for his general usefulness and agreeable personal character. His wife is now residing in Houston. Their daughter Anna, who was the second born in a family of ten children, acquired her education in the schools of Sheldon township.


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

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