Born 7 May 1848 at Herefoss, Aust Agder, Norway, son of Mads Knudsen Omlie and Anne Halvorsdatter Kiland. Came to America with his parents on the schooner “Statsraad Hegermann”, which sailed from Arendal, Aust-Agder, on 29 Apr 1849 and arrived in New York on 18 Jun 1849. They came to Port Washington Township, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Fought the Sioux along the Missouri River. Post war: Moved in 1868 to Kandiyohi County, Minnesota. Sources: (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-226) “Madson, Knud”