Andreas N. Erstad

Portland, North Dakota

is a farmer. He was born in Torpen, Nordre Land on November 19, 1856 and emigrated to America in 1882 to Kandiohy County, Minnesota and lived there for five years. He went to Moose River, North Dakota in 1888 and from there to Hatton, North Dakota. . He purchased one half section of land and has lived there since on the farm.

His wife, Elise Steinseth, is from Aadalen. They have one daughter Mabel and an adoptive daughter, Clara Hagen. They are both at home on the farm.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 134

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