Lars Olson Aldahl

A Biographical Sketch

Born: Nov. 24, 1856
Died: Nov. 8, 1940

From History of Mower County 1911 page 596--

"L.O. ALDAHL, one of the progressive citizens of Lansing township, was born in Norway in 1856, received his primary education and also a normal course, prepared for teacher in that place, and in 1878, at the age of twenty-two, came to America, since which time he has spent practically all of his life in Lansing and vicinity working on the farm and teaching schools. Eighteen years ago he bought the Snow farm, which at that time was in a most primitive condition, having a log house and a few outbuildings. This place he at once set about improving and today he has a fine place of 289 acres, the acreage being well tilled and productive, and the buildings being modern in every respect.

A large house, well furnished, was erected in 1898, and a large and commodious barn was built in 1909. He has a fine household of intelligent young people, and the family is highly esteemed in the community.

Believing that the development of the community goes hand in hand with the growth of school and church, he has taken a deep interest in educational affairs, and has been secretary of the Red Oak Grove Evangelical Lutheran church for many years.

Mr. Aldahl married Caroline Hillson, and this union has been blessed with twelve children: Johanna R.,George O., Clara M., Selmer L., Ida B., Hilda M., Judith R., Olga M., Clarence R., Joseph T., Alga M., and Martha C."


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