Biography of Martin Theodore Runingen
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Martin Theodore Runingen, proprietor of a high grade stock farm of 160 acres in section 13, Sheldon township, was born in Houston township, this county, Oct. 19, 1888, son of Ole O. and Julia (Johnson) Runingen. He was brought up on his parents' farm, on which he remained until his marriage, at which time he took the farm of 190 acres on which he is now living and where he has established a reputation as an expert and successful stock breeder, breeding full blooded Shorthorn cattle, and high grade Duroc Jersey swine. He is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America at Houston, and, religiously, of the Lutheran church. Politically he is a Republican. On Feb. 20, 1917, Mr. Runingen was united in marriage with Alma Jorde, born in Hokah Valley, Houston county, daughter of John and Julia (Olson) Jorde, and they have one son, Maynard, born Jan. 15, 1919. John Jorde was born in Norway Oct. 14, 1862, and came to the United States when only nine years old. He was married in Houston county to Julia Olson, who was born in Norway, April 3, 1869. Then they settled on a farm in Hokah Valley, where they are now living retired from active work. Their daughter Alma was the second born of their six children and was educated in this county, attending district school.

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


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