Biographical Sketch of
Nels Olson, a native of Norway, came here [Nevada Township] in 1855 from Winnebago County, Illinois, where he had lived for two years. He settled on the southwest of section 31, and still lives there. He first built a log house, which he has replaced by one of the finest frame houses in the town. He also has fine buildings for the shelter of grain and stock. He has 120 acres under cultivation and 50 acres of timber. Mr. Olson devotes his time to raising stock and grain.
He was born in Norway in September, 1821. He attended school until he was 14 years old, then he worked on a farm until he was twenty-two, when he was married to Annie Paulson.
Mr. and Mrs. Olson are the parents of seven children; Ole P., Engeborg, Peter, Laurits, Gunder, Lesa, Hillen, and Martin.
History of Mower County, 1884
Transcribed and submitted to MnGenWeb by Kathy Pike, January 16, 2007