Olaus Kristian Stone

Kloten, North Dakota

was born in Vernon County Wisconsin, on June 6, 1866. His father, Ă˜sten Olsen Stene, was from Gausdal, near Aulestad and his mother, Ronnaug Gutu, was from Ringebu. They came over to America on the Sailing ship "Garribaldi" in 1862. It was a nine week voyage and there were 32 deaths on board. They lived in Vernon County Wisconsin for six years and then moved to Fillmore County Minnesota where they took a homestead and lived until his death. His father died in 1881 and his mother died in 1895. He has lived in Kloten since the town started.

His wife, Kari Jorgensen, is from Dovre. She was barely 13 years old when she came to America. They have five children. The oldest son Chester is home, one son goes to High School in Kloten, North Dakota. They have two grown daughters.

Stone has held the "Decorah Posten" for his entire lifetime. It is a a tremendously large Norwegian and English Newspaper. He is both learned and well read and is a very interesting Norwegian.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 48

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