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The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
Iver Oie, a retired farmer of Sacred Heart, was born in Norway, July 30, 1845, and came to America in 1868. He located in Goodhue county and in 1870 came to Renville county where he took a homestead in Wang township, driving from Goodhue county with ox team. With him came Sever Strand, Ove Strand, Ole Strand, Thorsten Hamre, Andrew Weflen and family, Marie Estram, Engebret Thoronson, Gunder Haan and Iver Nystuen. Iver Oie remained on the farm until 1911 when he retired to Sacred Heart. He was married in October, 1874, to Gunhild Solfest, a native of Norway, born June 21, 1850. She came to the United States in 1872 and located in Faribault county and came to Renville county in 1874. Mr. and Mrs. Oie have six children: Gjorgena, Severin, Helmina, Ingvald, Dena and Gust.
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