Osmond Larson, pioneer of Houston county, and in early days a surveyor but later a farmer, was born near Christiana,
Norway, and came to America when a young man, locating at Madison, Wis., where for six years he followed the trade
of bricklayer. He then came to Houston county and was here employed as a surveyor, at times being engaged in agricultural
work. He took part in the Civil War, serving for a short time in a Minnesota regiment. Finally he located on the
farm in section 17, Sheldon township that is now owned and operated by his son Lawrence Weom. Here he died in 1882,
being survived several years by his wife, whose death occurred in 1904. They were the parents of thirteen children.
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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Also see [ Railway Officials in America 1906