|ED. AMUNDSON, a prominent farmer of Rutland was born in Norway and came to America with his brother and sister, in 1871. Of a family if eight children but three left their native land. Ole, who lives with his brother, Anna, whose home is in Pierce County, Wis. and Ed. The other members of the family remained with the parents, Amund and Martha (Olson) Larson, in Christiania.Ed Amundson was born Feb. 15, 1845, at Christiania, attended the common schools and worked on the farm until he was twenty-six years old, when he sailed for America and located at Pleasant Springs. Here he remained for a number of years and in 1896 purchased one hundred and forty-two acres of farmland in the town of Rutland, which is his present home.
Many improvements have been made by him upon the farm, until it is now very completely equipped.
Mr. Amundson is Republican in his political affiliations but has never taken an active part in politics. He is a member of the Stoughton Lutheran Church.
October 9, 1873, he married Miss Inga Erickson, daughter of Eric Erickson and Lena (Olson) Erickson, natives of Norway. Mrs. Amundson has a sister, Rebecca, and a brother, Edward, living in Dane county, but the remainder of the family never came to America. Eight children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Amundson, all of whom have attended the schools of Rutland and Stoughton. They live in Rutland; Alfred and Oscar are farmers; Sophia is a dressmaker; Hannah, Edwin, Josephine, Idella and Alf. Theodore remains at home. 1906 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, p. 32.
1906 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, p. 32.