Biographical Sketch of

Knute Iverson
b: 1835

Knute Iverson, a native of Norway, born August 1835, lived with his parents, attended school, and assisted on the farm until he was twenty-seven years old, when he left his native land for America, landed at Quebec after a voyage of eight weeks; went directly to Dane County, Wisconsin and remained there about seven years, and followed farming.

Then he came to Mower County, Minnesota, June 8th, 1868 and bought the south half of section 26 where he erected a shanty and lived there one year. He then built a more commodious log house and lived in that for thirteen years. He has replaced it with a good substantial frame house seventeen by twenty-two feet, fourteen feet high, with an addition fourteen by sixteen feet, eight feet high, making a fine farm house. He is engaged in raising stock and grain and is a prosperous farmer.

He married Dora Johnson February 1858. She also was a native of Norway.

Mr. and Mrs. Iverson are the happy parents of five children. Their names are; Martha, John, Iver, Knute, Nelse. He has been prominent in town affairs; has held the offices of side supervisor for seven years and treasurer.

History of Mower County 1884

Submitted to MnGenWeb by Kathy Pike, Jan. 8, 2007