John Grinde

Portland, North Dakota

is a farmer. He was born in Aasen on March 3, 1853 and emigrated to America in 1879 to Menonomie, Wisconsin. He lived there for seven years. He moved to Traill County in 1887 and purchased a farm near Portland, North Dakota in S. Roseville Township and has lived there as a farmer since.

His wife, Sofie Vipstad, is from Stjordalen. They have six children. Their oldest son Bernhard is on the farm. Severin has land in Montana. Their daughter Emma is married to Ole R. Koppang, who is an elevator worker in Roseville, North Dakota.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 22

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