Haakon O. Myer

Binford, North Dakota

is a farmer. He was born in Eastern Toten on April 30, 1853 and emigrated to America in 1873 to Fillmore County, Minnesota and lived there as a farmer until 1916 when he came to North Dakota.

He has been married two times. His first wife, Turine Tostensen, died in 1898. She was from Ringerike. His second wife, Aslaug Tveten, was from Telemarken. She died in 1913. He has nine children, six sons and three daughters. Three of the sons are on the farm.

Henry is married to Lina Mindrum. Both her and her parents were born in America. Her grandparents were from Trondhjem. They lived in Fillmore County Minnesota. He has three children.

Almer is married to Alva Olsen, who was born in America of Norwegian parents from Hallingdal. They have two children.

Their oldest son Ole is a farmer in Fillmore County, Minnesota. He is married to Hilda Hoff who was born in America of Norwegian parents from Hadeland. They they have three children.

Martin is a farmer in Fillmore County, Minnesota. He is married to Alfa Hilstad who was born in America of Norwegian parents.

Melvin lives in Fillmore County, Minnesota.

Arthur and Netta are on the farm.

Hilda is married to Oscar Ronningen, a farmer near Cooperstown, North Dakota.

Clara is married to Nils Nornes, a farmer near Binford, North Dakota.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 146

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