Rock County - BIOS
Lewis O. Larson
Book: An Illustrated History of the counties of Rock and Pipestone Minnesota
By: Arthur P. Rose, Member of the Minnesota Historical Society
Publisher: Northern History Publishing Company, Luverne, MN (1911)
P. 483 ** The year in parenthesis is the year he came to Rock County.
LEWIS O. LARSON (1889) is a substantial Springwater township farmer and owns the northeast quarter of section 23, range 47. His parents are Ole and Torbjor (Tvedt) Larson, the former of whom was at one time a merchant in the city of Odda, Hardanger, Norway, at which place our subject was born February 6, 1866. In 1881, when Lewis was in this fifteenth year, the family came to the United States, the father the same year buying land in Minnehaha county, South Dakota. The family resided there eight years and then settled in Rock county. Ole Larson bought the north half of section 23, range 47, Springwater township. In 1898 his son Lewis purchased the northeast quarter of the section, land he has continued to farm up to the present date. His is one of the well improved farms of the precinct. Mr. Larson is a director of school district No. 52 and is a member of the township board. On November 11, 1898, in Springwater township, Lewis O. Larson was married to Guro Jordahl. She was born in Norway September 22, 1870, and is the daughter of Helge and Torbjor (Heldal) Jordahl, both of whom are buried in the old country. Mr. and Mrs. Larson are the parents of the following children: Helge, born August 2, 1899; Elmer A., born July 27, 1900; Arne T., born March 4, 1903; Edwin J., born September 27, 1905; and Tea m., born June 7, 1907. The family are members of the United Norwegian Lutheran church. Ole and Torbjor (Tvedt) Larson were the parents of five sons and two daughters, who besides Lewis O. of this review are: Arne, Belle, Ole, Knudt, Gunder, and Gurtu, the last two named being twins. Gunder, the youngest son, who assists his father in the management of the home farm, came to this county from Norway when a child two years of age. He located with is parents in Minnehaha county, South Dakota, where he received his schooling. He has lived on the Rock county farm since the family removed from South Dakota.
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