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The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
Olaf Dale, a well-known farmer of Camp township, was born in Trempealeau county, Wisconsin, Sept. 5, 1859, son of Ole and Betsy (Berge) Dale. He lived with his parents in Pope and Renville counties, and now owns the home place in section 23, where he resides. He is a prominent man, and has been thirty years a member of the town board, and twenty years school clerk.
Olaf Dale was married Feb. 2, 1885, to Mary Gunderson, who was born March 9, 1859. Her father, Peter Gunderson, came to America in 1870, spent three years in Olmsted county, this state, then came to Camp township, this county, and here lived until 1888, when he went to Todd county, this state, where he remained until his death in 1908, at the age of eighty-three. Her mother, Mary Gunderson, died in 1910, at the age of eighty-four. Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Day [sic] are the parents of six children: Ella, Charles F., Annie, Henry, Peter and Mabel. Ella was born Aug. 12, 1886, married Homer L. Grasmoen, a farmer of section 34, Cairo township, and has one child. Charles F. is a merchant in Fairfax. Annie was born June 5, 1889, married Carl Ruud, a farmer of Cairo township, and has two children. Henry, born Dec. 8, 1891; Peter, born March 17, 1894; and Mabel, born May 29, 1896, are at home.
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