Biography of Ludwig H. Julsrud
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Ludwig H. Julsrud, one of the leading merchants of Houston, engaged in business as a jeweler and watchmaker, and dealing also in optical goods, cut glass ware and musical instruments, was born in Eidsvold, Norway, Oct. 29, 1871, son of Hans and Ingeborg (Hoken) Juisrud. The parents were natives of the same locality, the father being a farmer. Both died. in their native land, where they spent their entire lives. Ludwig H., who was the seventh born in a family of nine children, attended public school in Norway, after which, at the age of 15 years, he became clerk in a store. In 1895 he came to America, locating in Rushford, Fillmore county, Minn., Where he had an uncle, Jens Julsrud, who kept a store. For this uncle he worked four years. Then going to Winona he began to learn the trade of watchmaker, subsequently perfecting his knowledge in the watchmaking school at Elgin, Ill. In 1900, having mastered the trade, he started in his present business in Houston, which he has since built up into one of the solidly established concerns in the county, having gained a reputation as a fair and reliable dealer which has proved one of his most important assets. lie is also a stockholder in the Houston State Bank, and in the Outlook Flour Mills, at Outlook, Saskatchewan, Canada, of which his brother is president. An Independent Republican in politics, he has served three terms as a member of the Houston village council. His fraternal society affiliations are with the Blue lodge of Masons, and the Yeomen, having formerly been clerk in the Yeomen lodge. Mr. Julsrud was married in June, 1899, to Amanda Omodt, who was born in Houston county, daughter of Knuci and Ingeborg (Thorson) Omodt. Her parents, native of Norway, were pioneer settlers in Money Creek township, this county, but are now living retired in Houston. Mr. and Mrs. Julsrud have four children: Helen Ingrid, Clara Bargild, Hjordes and Adrian Leland. The family are members of the Norwegian Lutheran church.

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


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