Biography of Ole Halverson Skree
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Ole Halvorson Skree, the pioneer founder of a farm in section 16, Sheldon township, was born in Norway April 22, 1824. He was married in his native land to Sarah H. Michaelson, also a native of Norway, born Sept. 29, 1823. For a number of years after their marriage remained in Norway, for at least six of their nine children were born there. At last, in the hope of bettering their condition, they emigrated to the United States, locating first in Dane county, Wis., where they resided for one year. At the end of that time they removed to Houston county, securing land in section 16, where Mr. Skree began the work of developing a farm. He had made good progress on it when death cut short his labors on Nov. 20, 1864. During his career in the township he took active part in church and school work. His wife survived him many years, dying Jan. 18, 1892.

[Also see Gunder O. Skree and Tollef O. Skree.]

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


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