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
Houston County, MN
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Names M to Y
Also see [ Railway Officials in America 1906