Biography of Arne Evans of Ulen Township, Minnesota

Arne Evans, deceased, of Ulen township, father of Mr. Ole Evans, also deceased, was born in Norway, in 1847, and came to this country with his parents in 1861, when he was fifteen years of age. They first settled in Winneshiek county, Iowa, where they lived for a time, and then moved to Houston county, Minnesota, and followed the occupation of farming. Here their son Arne obtained some additional education, and in 1868 married Miss Julia Ulen, daughter of Ole Ulen, the well known founder of the village which was named after him. The following spring Mr. and Mrs. Arne Evans moved to Cuba township, in Becker county, Minnesota, where they lived on a farm for about ten years, and then moved to Clay county in 1881 and settled on a farm in Section 28, their first residence here being the claim cabin of Mr. Ole Ulen. In 1895 Mr. Evans erected a fine brick residence which has since been his home.

For a number of years Mr. Evans owned and conducted a hardware business in Ulen, in partnership with his brother-in-law, Mr. Halvor Burtness. He later purchased the interest of Mr. Burtness, after which he carried on the business alone until his death.

Since the death of Mr. Evans and their son Ole, Mrs. Evans has continued to reside in the beautiful family home, surrounded by the refinements and comforts which years of work in the pioneer days are the well earned reward.


C.F. Cooper & Company, History of the Red River Valley, Past And Present: Including an Account of the Counties, Cities, Towns And Villages of the Valley From the Time of Their First Settlement And Formation, volumes 1-2; Grand Forks: Herald printing company, 1909.

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