Thos Gudmestad

Litchville, North Dakota

is one of this areas most well known and capable farmers. He is from Jaederen and was born on February 10, 1865 at Naerbo. His father, Omund Gudmestad, and and his mother, Ellen Skrethoug, both died in Norway. He emigrated to America in 1885 to Valley City, North Dakota. He moved to the farm he now lives at in 1901. His farm has 480 acres. Gudmestad is a very capable farmer and a public spirited Man. He is the County Commissioner.

His wife Guri born Bjorheim is from Varhaug, Jaederen. They have nine children. His oldest son, Oscar Gudmestad, is also a farmer near Litchville, North Dakota.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 101

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