Gabrel Paulsen

Pekin North Dakota

was born on July 6, 1853 and emigrated to America in 1862, to Fillmore County Minnesota. He went to Ottertail County, Minnesota in 1872 and then to Nelson County, North Dakota in 1881. He is one of the pioneers there and lives at this time on his homestead farm.

His wife, Ingeborg Teigen, is from Gudbrandsdalen. They have seven children. He has worked as Assessor and on the School board and has had a number of positions of trust.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 105

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