Otto G. Arnesen

Binford, North Dakota

has the real estate and Land business in Binford, North Dakota. He was born in Traill County North Dakota on July 4, 1880. His father, Gitle Odnesen, was from Gaarden Bjornstad near Stavanger. His mother, Osmine Arnesen, was from the same region. They are both dead. He came to Binford in 1904. He has been in the bank business the last 17 years, and for the last twelve years he has been the treasurer and the vice president of the First State Bank in Binford. He held these position until February 1, 1916, then he went over to the Land business. He is now Head treasurer of the Sons of Norway in IV District. He is the treasurer for the regional society "Gjovik" in Binford, North Dakota.

His wife, Nelly Martha Gjelhoug, was born in Moorhead, Minnesota. Her father, Lauritz Gjelhoug, has a farm in Oslo, Minnesota. They have three children, Ruben, Walter and Esther.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 100

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