Biographical Sketch of
Knud Anderson Quaile [Quale]
Knud Anderson Quaile [Quale] was born in Norway in December 1823 and attended school in his early days, meantime helping on his fatherís farm until he was seventeen years old, and for that yearís work he received three dollars and clothes, and continued farming until he was twenty-five years old, when he left his native land and came to America, landing at New York after a voyage of ten weeks and two days. He started for Milwaukee, coming to Albany by rail, then by canal to Buffalo, thence to Milwaukee by the lakes. This was in 1849. From there he hired teams to take him to Post Washington, then he went to the Michigan pineries and there he remained fours years and followed lumbering, after which he came to Iowa, but did not stay there long as he made up his mind that he could make more money in the lumber country so he returned to Wisconsin. After remaining one year he came to Mower County.
Mr. Anderson [Quale] was married to Miss Anna Johnson, July 6, 1853. She was also a native of Norway. She was born July 6, 1835 and came with her parents to this country in 1852. The vessel that they were on was lost on Lake Erie and about eighty-four of her countrymen were lost; also her father, mother, three brothers, and one sister. She was saved and she also saved her youngest sister.
Mr. and Mrs. Anderson [Quale] have six children; Martha, Mary, Andrew, Julia, John, and Anna. Mr. Anderson [Quale] has for his residence the building that was built for a hotel in the town, which was built in the fall of 1856.
History of Mower County 1884
Submitted to MnGenWeb by Kathy Pike, Jan. 8, 2007