B. S. Groth

Mayville, North Dakota

is the city mayor or Borgermester in Mayille and Secretary and general manager of the Goose River Implement Company. He was born 1880 in Iowa of Norwegian parents. His parents, Sven Groth and Birgitte Ă˜ien, were from Rotnemsoen, Hallingdal. They emigrated to America 67 years ago to Rock Prairie, Minnesota. They moved later to Clifton County, Indiana, where they took land, and where his mother still lives.

His wife, Hanna Solvtvedt, is from Stavanger. They have four sons. Groth has lived in Mayville since 1895, most of the time as a businessman. He was an alderman for six years.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 118

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