Biography of Segard Vathing
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Segurd Vathing, a former resident of Houston county, who made agricultural improvements in several different townships, was born in Telemarken, Norway, where he was married to Gro Bondahl, also a native of that locality. Coming to the United States in 1871, they proceeded directly to Houston county, Minn., and located first in Mound Prairie township, 'where they resided for a year. They then moved to Irish Ridge in Sheldon township, but after a year there took land in Union township, where they lived for eight years, Mr. Vathing developing a farm, which he then sold. After disposing of it he moved to what is now the farm of John Carison in this township, but after spending three years on it, bought the farm in section 9, where his son Iver now lives. Here he remained until his death in 1904. His wife is now residing on the farm with her son Iver. They were the parents of ten children.

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


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