Mathias Ensrud

Pekin, North Dakota

is a farmer. He was born in Lesje on December 18, 1860 and emigrated to America in 1883 to Lincoln County, South Dakota. He came to Nelson County, North Dakota in 1884, took a homestead and has since there since as a farmer near Pekin, North Dakota.

His wife, Anne Rusten, is from Lesjeskogen. They have ten children. All were born and grew up on the farm. They are all home except two married daughters. Mina is married to Ole Andersen, who is a farmer near Pekin, North Dakota. Bella is married to Adolf Andersen, who is farmer near Tolna, North Dakota.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 39

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