Andrew Hoel

Andrew G. Hoel, a native of the Lanesboro, Minnesota vicinity moved to Hannaford where he became associated with the Hannaford Mercantile Company for several years.

Mr. Hoel terminated his employment with the Mercantile Company and became accountant for the First National Bank in Cooperstown.

Mr. Hoel married Ruth Almklov and they became the parents of two children: 

1.     Norman A. Hoel and Bernice.

Because of his mother's ill health Norman spent much time in the home of the Almklovs and when Ruth died in 1918 Norman continued to live with his grandparents.

Andrew Hoel was married a second time to Christie Boe, and they were the parents of two daughters Anna Marie and Esther.

Bernice Hoel was married to Ray Compton and lived in California with their two children: 

1.     Paul and Joan.  Bernice died after several years of ill health.

After Mr. Hoel's death, Mrs. Christie Hoel moved to Seattle and resides near her daughter Anna Marie - Mrs. James Wiger.

Esther was graduated from Cooperstown High School and St. Luke's School of Nursing.  For several years she was employed in a hospital in California.  It was while in California that Esther met and married Harry Leber.

Esther now widowed works at her profession and lives in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

Source: Griggs County History 1879 - 1976 Page 67 

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