John Sorflaten

John Sorflaten

Grand Meadow, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Death 30 Oct 1950 (aged 81)
Burial Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Plot 107
Memorial ID 17276058 · View Source
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Church records and personal genealogy information list his birthday as December 6, 1868.

John Sorflaten and Minnie Huseby were married on 10/5/1895. Attendants were Arne Huseby and Andrew Sorflaten.

John Sorflaten, for over nine years town chairman of Clayton has been a prominent man in the community for a long period.

He is a native son of the county, born in Grand Meadow township, December 12, 1868, son of Ole and Ollie Sorflaten, who came to America from Norway in 1858, and came directly to Grand Meadow, where they purchased land and followed diversified farming the remainder of their days.

John Sorflaten was educated in the county schools and later attended the Darling Business College at Rochester, Minnesota. At the age of sixteen he started life for himself by working out by the month, in which manner he continued for five years. He afterward learned the carpenter trade and followed this vocation five years also. Then he purchased eighty acres in section 21, Clayton township. This land he has developed and improved, has erected buildings, tilled the soil and planted trees. He carries on general farming, and raises Shorthorn cattle, Chester White hogs and Plymouth Rock chickens.

In addition to the office mentioned above, he was town clerk four years and clerk of district 74 for nine years. The subject of this sketch was married on October 28, 1895, to Minnie Huseby, a daughter of Arne Huseby, of the town of Marshall.

Eight children have blessed this union, of whom Alvin Obert, Julius Melvin, Stella and Orville William are living. The three oldest are at school.

The family faith is that of the Lutheran church.

John Sorflaten was born December 6, 1868 of parents Ole and Ollie Sorflaten, at Grand Meadow, Minnesota.

He was baptized and confirmed in the Bear Creek Lutheran Church at Grand Meadow, and it was in the vicinity of Grand Meadow that his boyhood days were spent. On October 27, 1895 he was united in marriage to Minnie Huseby of Adams. This union was blessed with thirteen children, of whom seven survive together with their mother.

The surviving children are: Alvin, Sykesville, Maryland; Mrs. R.A. Ewing (Stella) of Baltimore, Maryland; Orville of Queenstown, Maryland; Mrs. John Tisher (Helen) of Chicago, Illinois; Richard of Albert Lea; Vernon of Minneapolis; and Julius at home; two surviving brothers, Gilbert of Austin; Martin of Lake City; 13 grandchildren.

Mr. Sorflaten owned and operated a farm in Clayton township for many years, where he was active in school and community affairs, being a member of both school and township boards. In 1920 the family moved to Adams, where he plied his trade as carpenter until his declining years. He passed away at his home in Adams on October 30, thirty-seven days short of his 82 birthday.

The many neighbors and friends of the family extend to them their sincerest sympathy.

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