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The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
Olof Kringsberg, deceased, an early pioneer of Hawk Creek township, was born in Vermeland, Sweden, Sept. 9, 1836. He came to America in 1869, locating at Hawk Creek the same year, where he took a homestead in section 2, of eighty acres. He first lived in a dugout and later built a log cabin which, in time, was replaced by a frame house. He planted groves, erected buildings and became one of the representative farmers. At the time of his death he had 360 acres. He died Sept. 29, 1901. He was married in Sweden, Aug. 9, 1865, to Martha Peterson, born in Vermeland, Sweden, March 20, 1847, and died in Sacred Heart village, Nov. 1, 1913. Twelve children were born to these parents: Bertha, Matilda, Ole, Albert, Emelia, Ida, Hilmer, Emil, Peter, Peter, Mathilda and Ludvig.
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