John Evers

John Evers came to Clearfield Township from Neustadt, Ontario in the spring of 1882.  In the fall of that year he built two small shanties on Section 6-146-60 of Clearfield Township.  On November 3, 1890 this land was assigned to him under the Homestead Act.

Mr. Evers returned to Canada for a few months and then returned to the homestead accompanied by his wife, the former Sarah Hellwig.

Two of the children born to Mr. and Mrs. Evers are still living, Norman of Binford and Albert, who still lives on the original farm.

John Evers farmed the land until 1920 when his son Albert began renting the land from him.

Albert and his wife, the former Priscilla Colvin, are the parents of five children - John, Clarence, August, Lola, and Ruth.

At present the original Evers homestead, plus additional land, is being farmed by the grandson of John Evers, John A. Evers.  Two other grandsons, Clarence and August, also have farming interests in the original land.  John Evers and his wife the former Donna Smogard, and their son, John Allyn, live in the house, which was built in 1902 on the homestead site.

Source: Cooperstown, North Dakota 1882-1982 Centennial page 64

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