Martin Clementsrud

McVille, North Dakota

works at a large automobile business. He was born in Michell County, Iowa. His father, Knut Clementsrud, is from Hedalen and his mother, Liv Grov, is from Valdres. They emigrated to America in 1870 to Wisconsin. They later moved to Iowa where his father still lives on the farm. His mother is dead.

came to Cooperstown, North Dakota in 1905 and then to Mcville in 1908 and has been there since as a businessman. He is the city mayor.

His wife, Elisabeth Norby, was also born in Mitchell County, Iowa. Her father was from Hedalen.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 128

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