Biography of Dr. K. T. Midboe
Houston County, MN Biographies

Dr. K. T. Midboe, who is engaged in the practice of veterinary surgery in Houston, Minn., was born in Telemarken, Norway, Sept. 2, 1878, son of Thomas and Signe (Midboe) Esping. The father, who was a farmer, died when the subject of this sketch was a baby, and the latter came to the United States with his mother in 1880, settling in Yucatan township, this county. The mother died in 1904 at the age of 63 years. K. T. Midboe attended the district school in Yucatan township, and began working out for farmers when 13 years old. He later engaged in farming for himself in Yucatan township. Subsequently he went to the Dakotas, where he drilled wells for three years and also farmed. Having then made up his mind to embrace a professional career, he went to Chicago, where he entered McKillopp's Veterinary College and was graduated in 1916, immediately afterwards establishing himself in Houston. Although located here but a comparatively short time, he has already built up a good reputation and a profitable practice, with excellent prospects for the future. He is the only veterinary in Houston. He is member of the Norwegian Lutheran church in this city. Dr. Midboe was married Sept. 19, 1917, to Emma Hostvedt, daughter of Anfin and Isabelle (Saugen) Hostvedt, her parents being farming people of this county. She received a good education, attending the Winona High School and later graduating from the Winona Normal School, after which she was a teacher for ten years before her marriage. Dr. and Mrs. Midboe are active participants in the social life of Houston, and are popular among their numerous acquaintances. They are the parents of one child, Theron Allen.

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


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