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The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
Ole Deason, deceased, one of the early pioneers of Renville county, was born in Norway, Sept. 23, 1830. He received his early education there and grew to manhood. He was of an ambitious nature and so immigrated from Norway with his family in 1858 and came to America to establish a mark in the new world. They settled in Fillmore county, Minn., where he bought land and remained there a few years. Then he sold out and moved to Freeborn county, where he engaged in farming. In 1871 he came to Renville county and settled on forty acres of school land in section 16, Hawk Creek township. The country then was all wild and there were no trees or wind breaks and the hardships were many. The long drives to Willmar, the nearest market, by ox team were very tedious, but by undaunted courage and hard work he prospered. The log cabin of the pioneer days was replaced by an up-to-date house and good buildings were erected. The groves planted by Mr. Deason grew rapidly and after a time his future was assured. He added to his land until at one time he owned over 800 acres of land. He also owned a farm in Chippewa county, near Clara city. Mr. Deason always took a great interest in the development of his community and was a ready contributor to all public movements. He was a good farmer, a shrewd business man and was well thought of by his neighbors. Mr. Deason was married in Norway to Anna Uldalen. Her life was a busy one and in bringing up her large family she left the impress of love and affection. Mr. and Mrs. Deason had the following children: Barbara, John, Amelia, Carl, Paul, Laura, Addie, Andrew, Christina (deceased), Christian, Anfin and Christina. Mr. Deason died in August, 1901, and Mrs. Deason died Dec. 27, 1893.
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