Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stalvik

Harold Stalvik was born in Trondhjem, Norway on August 18, 1893.  He came to the United States at the age of seventeen years.  After working on the Anton Miller farm for a couple of years he returned to Norway for a year's stay.  After his return to North Dakota he married Josephine Constance Peterson in 1915 at a ceremony held in the West Prairie Church.  She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Osmund Peterson, who farmed in Pilot Mound Township, eight miles north of Binford.  She had been baptized in the West Prairie Church and confirmed in the Norway Church.

The Stalviks farmed until they retired and moved to Binford.  He passed away February 2, 1970.  They were the parents of five children: 

1.     Herdis (Mrs. Wallace Iverson),

2.     Alvin

3.     Orville, all of Binford,

4.     Oscar of West Fargo, and

5.     Eleanor (Mrs. Glen Simenson) who died in January of 1974.

Mrs. Harold Stalvik continues to make her home in Binford.

Source: Griggs County History 1879 - 1976 Page 30

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