Biographical Sketch of

Gullick Olson

Gullick Olson left Norway, his native country, with his parents in April 1857, landing at Quebec after a voyage of five weeks. They immediately started for the far west, stopping for a short time at Decorah, Iowa after which they came to Mower County, arriving in Adams Township in July. They settled in section 2 where the father erected a log shanty, 10x10, over which hay covered with sod formed the roof, with the ground for a floor. After living in this house three years, a good log house, 14x16 was built in which he lived twelve years. He then moved the house into section 1 where he still lives.

Gullick, of whom we write, enlisted January 18, 1862 in Company I, 15th Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers. After serving 10 months Mr. Olson was discharged by reason of disability, contracted in the army, for which he draws a pension of six dollars a month. On receiving his discharge he returned to his home in Adams Township where he has since lived. Mr. Olson is engaged in farming, in connection with which, he sells agricultural implements, of which he represents the best.

Mr. Olson was married in 1871 to Miss Ingeborg Anderson Numbdall. She was born in Norway, and came to the United States with her parents in 1864.

They have six children; Olai, Anna, Andrew, Emma, Theodore, and Bertinia.

Anna, the eldest child, was unfortunate in being born deaf and dumb. She has been attending the deaf and dumb school at Faribault. It is the intention of Mr. Olson that his daughter shall remain at this school during eight years, the time required to graduate.

Mr. Olson is quite prominent in township affairs, has been a member of his township board, of which he has been, chairman four years.

History of Mower County 1884

Submitted to MnGenWeb by Kathy Pike, Jan. 10 2007