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Larson, Gullik

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Larson, Gullik
May 03, 2011 03:42AM
Gullik Larson October 4 1836 -

File contributed for Minnesota Biographies Project by:
Michael Oiseth MOISETH@mn.rr.com July 10, 2005, 1:37 pm

Author: R. L. Polk & Co. The County of Dodge, Minnesota, 1905.
Topographical, Historical, Pictorial, Miscellaneous. St. Paul: R. L. Pol
& Co., 1905.

LARSON, GULLIK, farmer, Section 36, Canisteo Township, was born in Voss, Norway,
Oct. 4, 1836. He
came to this state in 1861 from Wisconsin, where he first located on coming from
Norway in 1860. He
settled in his present home in 1901. His parents, Lars Jacobson Trafald and Kari
Jacobson, were farmers in Norway. Educational advantages in Norway were very poor in
those days and
Mr. Larson was unable to attend school more than four weeks per year, but his
studious nature asserted
itself and he did much reading by himself so that in matters of education, he ranks
well with those who
had much better scholastic advantages. Mr. Larson has been thrice wedded and twice
the grim hand of
death has snatched a loving helpmate from his side. In 1856, while still in Norway,
he married Anna
Larson. She died in 1896, and in 1898 he was married to Johanna Houghlom, who died
the same year.
He has been back to Norway four times in 1888, 1897, 1898 and 1900. In 1901 he
wedded Maria
Vange. He is the father of three children, of whom two survive. Thea, now Mrs. A. J.
Larson, and Anna
Karina, aged three years. His four stepchildren, of whom two survive, Thea, now Mrs.
A. J. Larson, and
Anna Karina, aged three years. His four stepchildren are Thea Bertina, Britha, Hanna
and Jensina. He is a
devout member of the South Zumbro Norwegian Church. He served the required time in
the national
army of Norway. Our subject is a Republican and was assessor of Vernon Township in
1865 and 1866.
He has also been treasurer of school district No. 35 for twelve years. Mr. Larson is
one of the early
pioneers of the county, and is known and respected for his honor, integrity and
clean life. [page 111]
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