Ole Kjorvestad

Aneta, North Dakota

is a farmer. He was born McValle, Saetesdalen, on December 8, 1856 and emigrated to America in 1877 to Goodhue County Minnesota and lived there for six years. He came to Nelson County, North Dakota in 1883. He took a homestead near Kloten, North Dakota in Lee Township. He is at this time the owner of a homestead farm and of 18 quarters of land around Kloten, North Dakota.

He is married to Sera Haabak who was born in America of Norwegian parents in Fillmore County Minnesota. Her father, Halvor Haabak, is from Saetesdalen and lives in Kloten, North Dakota.

They have three children: Gay is on the farm, Elma is at the store in Kloten, North Dakota. Klemet is at home.

He is a partner and joint owner of a store in Kloten, North Dakota. He has been the county commissioner in Nelson County for six years and had the county store with the Lee Post Office from 1885 to 1897. He had the store in Aneta, North Dakota from 1897 to 1911. Since then he has been a farmer.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 172

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