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Rev Olaf M Gullerud
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Birth: Jun. 19, 1876
Goodhue County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jul. 14, 1937


REV. OLAF GULLERUD (1906) has for the past five and a half years been pastor of Zion Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tracy. In addition he supplies Holand Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church, near Tracy.

Olaf Gullerud's parents were natives of Norway who came to America and settled in Goodhue county, Minnesota. The father, Michael Gullerud, died in the fall of 1902 and the mother, Karen (Lunde) Gullerud, still lives on the old home farm in Goodhue county. Olaf was born on the parental farm near Zumbrota June 19. 1876. He received a common school education, attending until the age of sixteen. Then he spent a year each at the well known Luther College of Decorah, Iowa, and at Valder's Business College. It was the boy's ambition to enter the ministry, and the next few years of his life were spent with that end in view. A year of work on his father's farm and a year spent as clerk in a St. Paul store furnished the means for a course in the Luther Normal School of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, from which Olaf was graduated in June, 1902. After one year's teaching at Cashton, Wisconsin, the subject of our sketch at last realized his hope of attending Luther Theological Seminary at St. Paul, from which he was graduated in 1906. At his graduation a call from the charge which he now occupies was awaiting him. He accepted the call and moved to Tracy in the fall of that year.

Just previous to taking up his pastoral labors In Tracy Rev. Gullerud was married, September 12, 1906, to Sarah Tyssen, a native of Iowa and a daughter of Knute K. and Anna Tyssen, residents of that state. Rev. and Mrs. Gullerud have a son, Karl Monrad, born May 6, 1908, and a daughter, Adele Kristine, born February 15, 1910. Our subject has two brothers, John Melven and Hans Peter, living on the old Goodhue county farm, and one sister. Mary (Mrs. Rognlle), of Franklin, Minnesota. 
Family links: 
  Michael Gullerud (1840 - 1903)
  Caren Lunde Gullerud (1841 - 1930)
  Sarah M Tyssen Gullerud (1881 - 1977)
  Lois Valborg Gullerud Jordahl (1926 - 1993)*
  Karen Julia Gullerud (1867 - 1906)*
  Clara Augusta Gullerud (1869 - 1904)*
  Mina Gullerud (1871 - 1900)*
  John Melvin Gullerud (1874 - 1948)*
  Olaf M Gullerud (1876 - 1937)
  Hans Peter Gullerud (1879 - 1947)*
  Anna Gullerud (1881 - 1885)*
*Calculated relationship
Norseland Lutheran Cemetery
Nicollet County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: Steve Carlson
Record added: Jul 18, 2012
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Rev Olaf M Gullerud
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Rev Olaf M Gullerud
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