Mr. and Mrs. Hans A. Alm

Hans Alm, an early day resident of Binford, North Dakota was born in 1864 and emigrated to the United States in 1885.  Settling at Watson, Minnesota, he married Anne Kanten in the spring of 1890, and he and his family resided there until moving to North Dakota in May of 1903.  Settling first at McHenry, they moved to Binford in September 1905.

Mr. Alm was a painter and paperhanger and most of the homes and business places that were built as the town grew bore the mark of his handiwork.  He also served as janitor of the local school from the time it was built until his death in the fall of 1931.

Mr. and Mrs. Alm were the parents of eleven children, three of whom died in infancy, and a fourth who was fatally burned in a store fire soon after the family came to Binford.  Mrs. Alm died in 1957 after making her home with a daughter in Binford during the later years of her life.

Source: Griggs County History 1879 - 1976 Page 20

 
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