Biography of Theodore Ukkestad
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Theodore Ukkestad, a well to do general farmer operating 160 acres of valuable land in section 32, Yucatan township, was born in this township, July 10, 1889, son of Lauritz and Ingeborg (Tollefson) Ukkestad. In his boyhood he attended school in. district 17, and after he was confirmed began working out for others, though at intervals residing at home. In. this way he spent the, time until March 18, 1913, when he was united in marriage with Julia Olson, who was born in Fillmore county, Nov. 26, 1887, daughter of Iver and Julia (Toirud) Olson. Her parents are now deceased. After his marriage Mr. Ukkestad bought his present farm on which he raiaes both crops and stock, in these strenuous times receiving good prices for all his farm products. He is a shareholder in the Rushford Creamery and in the Farmers' Telephone Company. He and his wife are parents of two children, Ruth Edna, born April 4, 1914, and Thelma Judith, born Oct. 10, 1915.

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


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