Sophia Olson

Edward and Sophia Olson

Edward and Sophia Olson

SOPHIA ANDERSON OLSON (1/4/1875 – 1/31/1966)

Sophia Ann Anderson was born at Sparta, WI, daughter of Lars and Lena (Pedersdatter Benerud) Anderson, and moved with them to Ventura, IA.  She attended Concord School #1, and was confirmed in Ellington Prairie Lutheran Church.  She worked as a seamstress at Ventura until her marriage to Edward M. Olson (1870-1950). They farmed in the Ventura-Garner area and later retired and moved to Ventura.

Sophie and Ed Olson had four children: Esther, Mrs. John Anderson; (1897-1985); Lulu, Mrs. Peter Julsen (1900-1973); Emmet (1907-1946); and Milford (1912-1965).  They were married 55 years.

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