H. T. Quanbeck

McVille, North Dakota

was born on May 22, 1887 at a farm in Nelson County, North Dakota. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Quanbeck from Telemarken. They were among the first settlers in this part of North Dakota.

He received his first school education in a little school house in the country. Later he moved to Minneapolis where he studied at Augsburg Seminar. He graduated from this school in both the academic department and the from college department.

He has been a school teacher in the public school for several years. In the primary election in 1912 he was a candidate for school superintendent for Nelson County, but may did not get enough votes to become elected. The following winter he was the "Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk" in the State Senate. In 1914 he was a candidate for Member of Legislature from it on the 17th of District on the Republican election ballot and won with ease in both the primary election and the fall election.

Together with his brother he has now purchased a farm three miles south of Mcville, not far from his birthplace.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 113

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