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Andrew Tolander
The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
p. 1172-1173

Andrew Tolander, a pioneer, was born in Sweden, was there reared, and there married Maria Christina Gustafson. They came to America in 1867 to St. Peter, in this state. In 1869 they came to Hawk Creek, this county, and located on an eighty-acre homestead in section 26. Like so many of the pioneers, they first lived in a dugout and then built a log cabin in which they lived until 1888, when they built a frame house. They went through all the privations of pioneer life and added to the place until they owned 200 acres, all [of] which they developed into a splendid farm. Andrew Tolander died in the old log cabin in 1887. His widow is still living on the old farm at the age of eighty years. Mr. and Mrs. Tolander had seven children. John lives on the old home farm and looks after the wants of his mother. Matilda Carolina is now Mrs. John H. Sagnes, of Hawk Creek township. Christina is the wife of John Lund, who owns and conducts the old Tolander homestead. Emma married Albert Noland. She died two years after her marriage. Albertina, and two Alfreds are dead.

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