Biography of Knud O. Sogla
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Knud O. Sogla, proprietor of a good general and stock farm in section 17, Yucatan township, was born in Hallindahi, Norway, Oct. 8, 1855, son of Ole Knutson and his wife, whose maiden name was Margaret Houjinson. The parents were natives of the same place as their son. In 1859 the family emigrated to the United States, and coming to Houston county, Minn., settled in Black Hammer township, where the father found employment working for others for a year. He then moved over the county line into Fillmore county, where he first worked out and afterwards engaged. in farming on his own account until his death. He served in the Civil War in a Minnesota regiment and returned home having escaped both death and wounds. Both he and his wife are now deceased. Knud O. Sogla, who was the eldest of his parents' ten children, in his boyhood attended school in Fillmore county. He resided at home until twenty two years of age, after which he worked out for others. In 1883 he married Petra Hanson, a native of Tronjen, Norway, whose parents, now deceased, never came to this country. A year after his marriage Mr. Sogla rented land in Fillmore county, which he farmed for about twelve years. At the end of that time he took his present farm of eighty acres in section 17, Yucatan township, Houston county, where he has made practically all the improvements now standing and developed the land. He breeds DurocJersey hogs and other good stock, and is also a shareholder in the Bratsberg Creamery Co. and the Farmers' Telephone Company. Since coming here he has made good progress and has become one of the prosperous citizens of his township. Hd and his wife have six children: Hans, who married Josie Munson, became a farmer at Big Timber, Mont., and is now deceased; Mary, wife of Abraham Neland; Julia, now Mrs. Ben Underwood of Langton, N. D.; Paul, who married Carrie Thompson, a farmer of Big Timber, Mont., now deceased; Elmer and Elizabeth, who reside at home with their father.

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


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