Biography of Knud S. Bergseth
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KNUD S. BERGSETH, a blacksmith by trade, was born in Norway, December 23, 1842. He is a son of Soren and Anna Bergseth, who were also natives of Norway. The mother died in her native land, but the father emigrated to America, in 1872, and passed his last days in Jackson County, Wisconsin. He was a blacksmith by trade, and it was from him that our subject received his most excellent training in this occupation. There were nine children in the family, of whom Knud S. was the second born. He grew to manhood in Norway, and was early inured to the labor of his trade. He remained content in the land of his birth until 1870, and he then determined to cross the sea to the land which welcomed the nationalities of the world. After landing on our shores be continued his journey to Wisconsin, and selected Jackson County as his future home, and worked at his trade until five years later, when he invested in land near Taylor, Jackson County, and has brought this to a good state of cultivation; the farm consists of 200 acres, and is well improved with fine farm buildings.

When Mr. Bergseth came to America he was entirely unable to speak the English language, and had little to rely upon except his natural resources. By wise management and the exercise of his faculties he has accumulated a comfortable property, and has arisen to a position of independence!. He is a Republican in his political opinions, but has declined the public offices that have been offered him. He has retired from active work on his farm, and is now occupied with his trade in the village of Taylor. where he enjoys a liberal patronage.

In 1867 he was united in marriage to Miss Inger Amundson, in Norway, and of this union two children were born : Sam and Amos. The mother died in 1871, and the father was married a second time to Miss Dorthea Hanson of Jackson County, Wiscousin. She is the mother of seven children: Helmer, Anna, Jorgen, Evert, Marie, Carl and Edna.


FROM:
Biographical History of
Clark and Jackson Counties Wisconsin
Lewis Publishing Company.
Chiago, 1891.