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Tvedt, Christopher Isaacson

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Tvedt, Christopher Isaacson
May 03, 2011 03:48AM
Christopher Isaacson Tvedt November 26 1827 -

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File contributed for Minnesota Biographies Project by:
Mike Oiseth MOISETH@mn.rr.com March 10, 2005, 9:00 am

Author: Joseph Leonard, History of Olmsted County, Minnesota

CHRISTOPHER ISAACSON TVEDT was born in Norway November 26, 1827, and
immigated in 1853 to the United States by sailing vessel, which required
ten weeks to cross the Atlantic ocean. He and his wife and a brother, T.
B. I. Tvedt, came first to Wisconsin, where they remained a few months,
and then came to Olmsted county, Minnesota, and pre-empted 160 acres (40
acres being in Dodge county) mostly in section 7, Salem township. They
built a small log cabin, in which they resided many years, and in that
rude home their children were born. On June 13, 1853, Christopher I.
married Miss Martha Svenom, who was a native of Norway, but she died at
a comparatively early age October 12, 1869. Their children were as
follows: Isaac, born February 8, 1854; Thomas, born March 2, 1855;
Ingeborg Marie, born February 19, 1857; Christopher, born October 16,
1859; Johanna Marie, born February 26, 1861; Olivia K., born January 10,
1862; George, born October 22, 1863; Martha J., born June 5, 1865;
William Cornelius, born February 7, 1868. When the youngest child was
one and a half years old, the mother died and left the care of this
large family of small children upon the shoulders of Christopher I. With
great effort he reared the children and gave them a start in life.
Ingeborg Marie married Ole Vosje in Wisconsin; she died September 18,
1907, without issue. Johanna Marie married T. T. Emertsen in Cottonwood
county, Minnesota. She died March 5, 1903. Isaac married Mary Evinson
and has nine children. Thomas married Julia Evinson and has eight
children. Olivia K. married Carl Vegger. George married Tomine Farsje
and has four children. Martha J. married E. L. Tweite and has four
children, as follows: Leonard Alfred, Marvin Curtis, William Ardean and
Ida Luella, all living with their grandfather. William Cornelius died
December 13, 1897. Christopher I. is now well advanced in years, but is
yet well preserved, and resides with his daughter Martha J. As time
passed he added to his landed possessions, buying 160 acres in Dodge
county, Minnesota, and 160 acres in South Dakota, and yet owns the old
homestead also. He became prominent during his active career, and was
always ready to assist charitable, religious, educational and other
worthy measures and movements. He gave a helping hand to many good
causes. He has always been a member of St. Olaf church, Lutheran synod.
In politics he is a Republican.

Additional Comments:
Joseph Leonard, History of Olmsted County, Minnesota: together with sketches of many
of its pioneers,
citizens, families, and institutions. Chicago: Goodspeed Historical Association,
1910.
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