Biography of Knudt Overby
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Knudt Overby, owner of a farm of forty acres on Oak Ridge, in section 16, Yucatan township, was born in Tronfell, Norway, Sept. 13, 1842. He was married in his native land to Helen Larsdatter, who was born in Norway, July 17, 1847. In 1882 Mr. Overby came to America, his wife joining him two years later. He located first in Fillmore county, Minn., where for a time he worked for others. Then coming to Houston county, he settled on his present farm on Oak Ridge, where he still resides, and which is now operated by his son, Otto F. During his active career he made good improvements on the place and was a successful farmer. He is still active in church and school work, and in other matters of a general nature, being always willing to make himself useful when his services are needed. He and his wife have been the parents of thirteen children.

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


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