N. J. Osteraas

is the owner of the Webster Hotel. He was born in Sparbu on November 30, 1879 and emigrated to America in 1899 to Kindred, North Dakota and then moved to Fargo, North Dakota in 1901. He was first a painter and later the owner of the "Old Viking Hotel". He sold it and purchased the "Webster Hotel" in the spring of 1916. He has furnished it as a first class hotel in all respects.

His wife, Ragna Quam, was born in America of Norwegian parents from Surendalen. They now live in Underwood, Minnesota. They have four children, three sons and one daughter.

Ƙsteraas is a capable man and a very interesting Norwegian.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 35

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