Biography of Ole O. Sanden
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Ole O. Sanden, the developer of a good farm in Sheldon township, but who is now deceased, was born in Telemarken, Norway, July 4, 1841. He was thirty one years old when he came to the United States with his parents, the family settling first in Wisconsin, where they resided for a year or two. Then coming to Houston county, Minn., they located in Sheldon township and engaged in the work of farm development, in which Ole 0. took an active part, finally becoming proprietor of a farm of his own. He also served as a member of the school board and was active in church work. He was married in this county to Katherine Nelson, who, like himself, was a native of Telemarken, Norway, and they were the parents of eleven children. Mr. Sanden died in 1901 and his wife on Dec. 3, 1904. They were worthy and industrious people who had played a useful part in the work of local improvement, and were widely known and respected.

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


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