Biographical Sketch of
Halver Thorvson, a son of Thov Olson, the first settler in the town of Nevada, was born in 1846, and came to America with his parents when but five years old. They landed at Quebec and went directly to Milwaukee and then to Dane County, Wisconsin, where they remained through the winter and spring of 1852, went to Mitchell County, Iowa, where they remained until the spring of 1853, when they came to Mower County and town of Nevada.
He lived with his parents until 1872 when he bought the north half of the northwest quarter of section 21. He purchased this piece of land from his father, Thov Olson.
He owns the southwest quarter of section 16, and the north half of the southwest quarter of section 17, and the north half of the northwest of section 21. He also owns 25 acres of timber land; about 100 acres of land is improved. He is engaged in raising grain and stock.
He was joined in marriage in 1881, to Annie Olson, widow of Elef T. Olson. Two children have blessed this union named, Thea Emilia and Carl Albert.
Mrs. Thorvson has one child by her first marriage named Thov Henry. He was born February 28, 1875.
History of Mower County, 1884
Transcribed and submitted to MnGenWeb by Kathy Pike, January 16, 2007