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Biography of Knud Nedburge of Goose Prairie Township Minnesota

Knud Nedburge, born in Norway in 1865, is a prominent agriculturalist in Goose Prairie Township, Clay County, Minnesota. The son of Lars and Ingabor Nedburge, he immigrated to the United States in 1885, initially settling in Twin Valley, Minnesota, before moving to Clay County. After working as a farm laborer for five years, he married Clara Nykreim in 1890. They purchased a 160-acre farm near Ulen, Minnesota, transforming it into a well-developed property with a fifteen-room residence and extensive farm buildings. The couple had eight children, seven of whom survived. Nedburge was active in the United Lutheran Church and local politics, serving as a Republican school treasurer and board supervisor.

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Biography of Mrs. Lars O. Hitterdal of Goose Prairie Township Minnesota

Mrs. Lars O. Hitterdal, born in Lunner, Ringerike, Norway, in 1865, resided in a modern ten-room brick home in Goose Prairie Township, Clay County, Minnesota. She emigrated to the U.S. in 1875 with her mother, Christa Helgeson, and married Lars O. Hitterdal in 1883. Lars, born on April 26, 1858, in Norway, homesteaded in Clay County, overcoming early hardships to become a prosperous farmer with 500 acres of fertile land. After Lars’s death in 1900, Mrs. Hitterdal continued to manage their estate. She was known for her hospitality and rich stories of the early pioneer days in Clay County.

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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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Biography of Anton Christiansen of Goose Prairie township, Minnesota

Anton Christiansen, is the son of Christian Christiansen and is one of the highly respected citizens of Goose Prairie township, Clay county, his home being in section 2, while his farm reaches in both sections 1 and 2. Mr. Christiansen was born in Tronhjem, Norway, in 1884, and while a young man, he set sail for America, and found himself located in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Here he worked for the railroad company for a time, but decided that a better field for young men to make a livelihood, was in Minnesota, and in 1868 he settled in Filmore county, and

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Biography of Torkle Austinson of Ulen, Minnesota

Torkle Austinson, father of Mr. A. T. Austinson, a prominent politician of Ulen township, was born in Hallingdohl, Norway, July 6, 1826, and is now living with his son, in Ambrose, North Dakota. He married Miss Gure Oleson, in Norway, in 1854. She was born, October 7, 1819, and died in the village of Ulen, in 1904, at the age of eighty-three. They emigrated to the United States, in the spring of 1868, in a sailing vessel called “Nordna;” it was a three months’ voyage, provisions ran out, almost causing starvation among the passengers. They first settled in Primrose township,

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Biography of A. T. Austinson of Ulen, Minnesota

A. T. Austinson, one of the founders and builders of the village of Ulen, Minnesota, was born in Norway, May 5, 1857. His parents were Torkle and Guri (Descud) Austinson. Mr. Austinson came to the United States in 1868, and settled first in the town of Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin, and the following year moved to Twin Lake, Freeborn county, Minnesota, where he remained for about two years, and then went to Goose Prairie township, Clay county, Minnesota, three miles east of Hitterdal, where he proved up a claim and assisted materially to organize the town of Goose Prairie. He

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