Jens Devold

Buxton, North Dakota

is a farmer. He was born in Aalesund on November 13, 1864 and emigrated to America in 1884 to Buxton, North Dakota and has lived as a farmer in Wold Township sincE.

His wife, Sofie Nygaard, is from vestre Gausdal and came to America in 1884 to Hillsboro, North Dakota. Their son, Ole, and their, daughter, Anna are both at home on the farm and are smart and helpful in his home.

Their brother-in-law, Hans Saether also lives with them. He was born in vestre Gausdal on October 17, 1855 and emigrated to America in 1881 to Blancher, North Dakota and worked with Kristian Kaldor in Hillsboro, North Dakota the first few years. He has lived with Jens Devold for the last few years.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 63


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