Ingvald B. Jacobsen

Fargo, North Dakota

was born in Drammen on November 8, 1863. He emigrated to America on November 16, 1886 to New York and was there for three months. He moved to Boston, where he lived for 24 years. He had the Coffee Company and Norwegian Fish store for 19 years. He moved to Fargo in 1912 and established the Bergseth Fish Company Which ended on March 1, 1912. Then he established the Dakota Coffee Company where he has since been the manager and treasurer.

His wife, Anna Nielsen, is from Kristiania. She emigrated to America to Boston in 1887 and married Jacobsen in 1898. They have one son Robert, who now goes to the Agricultural College. He worked for one year at the City Engineer Andrews Office and is vice president of the "Wireless Association" of North Dakota.

Jacobsen is a member of the oldest Norwegian Union in America, "The Norwegian Union of Boston" which was founded on September 19, 1853, and has been a member of it since 1886. He has worked as president of the Sons of Norway "Kringen" regional society and is now the Financial Secretary and is vice chairman of the 4th District.

Both Jacobsen and his loveworhy wife are very interested in Norwegians. You will never futilely appeal to their patriotism and obligations. They have taken part with great interest in the Parish work and associations and in the Norwegian reunions and have acquired many friends in Fargo.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 171

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