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Biography of H. O. Gilbertson of Ulen township, Minnesota

H. O. Gilbertson, a prosperous farmer from Ulen township, Minnesota, overcame hardships and developed a successful farm, owning 200 acres of productive land. He arrived in the U.S. two years before his father, who settled in Clay County at the age of eighty-eight. Married to Miss Astra Herbransen, they had seven children, with several now living on the family homestead.

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Biography of Even Olsen Reiersgaarden of Ulen Minnesota

Even Olsen Reiersgaarden, born on December 1, 1851, grew up on a farm in Norway. He immigrated to the United States in 1875, settling in Minnesota. After facing numerous challenges, including the loss of his wives, he eventually became a respected member of the Ulen community. In 1907, he moved to Sask, Canada, where he still resides.

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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

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Biography of Peter M. Duklet of Goose Prairie township, Minnesota

Peter M. Duklet is among the pioneers of Clay county who has played no little part in making Goose Prairie township the progressive and up-to-date section of the country that it is. He was born in Norway in 1851, and in 1860 he came to America and settled in Houston county, Minnesota, where the first ten years of American life was spent in a dug-out, and in this same sod house four of his children were born. He then decided to try northern Minnesota, and with a number of other farmers, took up a claim in Clay county of a

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