Biography of Ole N. O. Hefte
Houston County, MN Biographies

Ole N. O. Hefte, proprietor of the old Ole Olson farm in Wilmington township, but now residing in the village of Caledonia, of which he is a prominent citizen, interested in several business enterprises, was born on the farm above mentioned, Feb. 19, 1861, the house in which he first saw the light being a pioneer log structure. His education was obtained in the little log schoolhouse of the district and in the parochial school attached to the Norwegian Lutheran church of Wilmington. His first industrial experience was on the home farm, on which he grew to manhood, and where he has spent the greater part of his life, except for a period of seven years in North Dakota and his residence in Caledonia village, to which place he came in 1910. Here he became buyer for the Caledonia elevator, of which he is now manager, being also a director in the company. He is also a shareholder in the Spring Grove elevator and the Caledonia creamery, as well as in a clothing store and a general store in Caledonia, and in the Caledonia State Bank, of which he is a director. For lome years Mr. Hefte served as town chairman, and for ten years as assessor, and while residing in Wilmington township he was a member of the school board. Mr. Hefte married Ingwald Doley, daughter of Ingwald Doley, a pioneer of Wilmington township. This union has been blessed with six children: Setmine, wife of J. E. Stenehjem, Caledonia clothing merchant; Oliver, who for a time was in the mercantile trade in Caledonia, but who now owns and operated forty acres of the old homestead; Inoh P., who is in partnership with J. E. Stenehjem; Hilda, wife of Odin Blexrud; Olga D., wife of Dr. J. B. Scott; and Stella, who resides at home.


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

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