Johan Otto Kvaale

Fargo, North Dakota

is a watchmaker and jeweler. He was born in Trondhjem on March 1, 1875 and emigrated to America 1908. He was educated as a watchmaker in Trondhjem and worked in his specialty in Norway for 19 years. He has been in the watchmaker and jewelry business in Fargo, North Dakota, first with the Martingen & Kvaale Company since 1908 and then with the J. O. Kvaale & Company at Broadway 3193 since 1913. It has a fine location and a good assortment of jewelry.

His wife, Pauline Udler, is also from Trondhjem. They have four children, one daughter and three sons.

Kvaale is a very interesting Norwegian. He is a member of the Sons of Norway regional society "Kringen" in Fargo, North Dakota. His parents live in Tröndhjem.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 27


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