Amund Anderson Kloster
Carrie Andersdaughter Huglum-Kloster
|Amund Anderson Kloster 1812-1886. Amund and Carrie must have been strong and determined people. When they boarded an immigrant ship in Bergen Norway in 1855 with 6 children, ages 10 to 2, their goal was to reach the Norwegian community in northeastern Iowa. They crossed the Atlantic and arrived in Quebec Canada, made their way to Chicago Illinois, then on to Decorah Iowa and finally purchased land on Iris Road near Ossian Iowa. |
Being simple, probably illiterate, Norwegian farmers, unable to speak French or English, this had to have been a difficult passage. To survive the Iowa winters they excavated a hillside dugout until they could build a cabin. After a few years of apparently successful farming they'd built a frame house, farm buildings and had 2 more children. Amund lived to be 74 and Carrie died at 81.
Their children were: Lars 1845-1885, Anders 1847-1931 (father of Emma Kloster), Magnilde 1850-1932, Ingeborg 1852-1933, Kari 1853-1935, Omund b. 1853, Amund 1858-1950, Nils 1861-1948 (became an Anderson in America)