Biography of Hans Forsyth
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Hans Forsyth, who settled in Houston in 1868 and later became a land owner and farmer, was born in Gubrensdahl, Norway, Sept. 8, 1826. He grew to manhood in his native land and was there married to Eli Swenson, who was born May 25, 1834. It was in August, 1868, that they emigrated to the United States, coming directly to Houston county. That fall and winter Mr. Forsyth worked in a warehouse at Houston, and in the following year engaged in farming, becoming owner of the homestead in section 30, Money Creek township, that is now in possession of his son Anthon. There he continued to reside, developing and improving the place until his death in 1900. His wife passed away eight years later in 1908. They were the parents of a family of ten children: Nels, Mattie, Ole, John (deceased), Carrie A., Anna, who died in infancy; Herman, Emma, Anthon and Tena.

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


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