Thore Giskemo

Mayville, North Dakota.

is a gardener. He was born in ├śrskog on November 12, 1867 and emigrated to America in 1893 to Mayville, North Dakota and was on a farm with his uncle, Andrew Pedersen, for a couple of years. He started gardening in 1908, midway between Portland, North Dakota and Mayville, North Dakota.

His wife, Karen Saether is from Waxviken. They have three children. He went home to Norway on a trip 16 years ago to meet his old father, Per Giskemo, who is now dead. His mother Turi died before he moved to America.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 66


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