Emmet Embertson was born in Norway, June 26, 1849, son of Ole and Goro Embertson. When he was one year old his parents emigrated to America and settled in Clayton County, taking up a farm of 120 acres, which has since been increased to 220 acres. Our subject was educated in the schools of Wagner Township, and worked on his father's farm until twenty-two years old. He then worked for the railroad company until 1874, when he formed a partnership with H. H.Strum and purchased the general merchandise store of Beckman Bros., at St. Olaf. Nine months afterward he bought out his partner, and has since conducted the business alone. He has the largest store in the village, and carries a very complete stock of goods, valued at $5,000. He is also proprietor of the St.Olaf Creamery, the only one in the township, which is doing a good business. Mr. Emberson has added still another branch of business - that of buying and shipping corn. He was married Jan. 26, 1880, to Miss Batha Larson, daughter of Peter and Batha Larson. They have one child - Geneva, born Dec. 1, 1881. Both are members of the Lutheran church. In politics is a Republican.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1133-1134
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