Biography of Christ A. Olson
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Christ A. Olson, a prosperous farmer of section 21, Sheldon township, was born in Norway, Nov. 7, 1859, son of Antone and Regina (Olson) Olson. Brought to this country by his parents in 1873, he attended school in Jefferson township, and as he grew up assisted his father to develop the home farm, being thus occupied until his marriage. He then rented the home farm for a few years, subsequently buying it and continuing to operate it for about ten years, when he removed to Looney Valley. There he remained eight years engaged in agriculture, after which he went to North Dakota for a season. Returning to Houston county he resided during the winter on a rented farm, and then bought his present farm of 160 acres in section 21. His land is valuable and well improved and he is doing a successful business as a general and stock farmer. En politics he is a Republican, while his religious affiliations are with the Free Church in Houston. Mr. Olson was married March 21, 1896, to Carrie Louisa Libick, daughter of Audney and Anna Libick, who were natives of Telemarken, Norway and early settlers in Sheldon township, this county. Both parents are now deceased. Their daughter, Carrie Louisa, was born in this township. Mr. and Mrs. Olson have nine children: Amanda, Elizabeth, Christina, Antone, Catherine, Adolph, Georgina, Louise and Andena, all residing at home. Mrs. Christ Olson died Nov. 24, 1915.

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


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