Otto Pritz

Otto Pritz immigrated to this country from Norway, and came to North Dakota.  He came to Binford to manage a grain elevator.

Shortly thereafter, in partnership with Oscar Greenland, they formed Greenland-Pritz & Company, a hardware and implement business of which he was manager until 17' death.

He was member of the Binford School Board and Mayor of Binford for many years.

He was elected a county commissioner in 1915 and in 1919 was elected chairman, which post he held until his death in 1947.

He was president of the First National Bank of Binford.

He was a partner in the Binford Land Company, and treasurer of the Red Willow Lake Development Association.

He was a public-spirited citizen and took an active part in community affairs.

He married Elizabeth Reid.  To this union three daughters were born: 

Irene, Nellie, (Mrs. W. A. Skjolden) and Myrtle (Mrs. R. W. Shadoon.)

Source: Griggs County History 1879 - 1976 Page 30

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