A. J. Rust

Pekin, North Dakota

has a hotel and works in the machinery business. He was born in Tonset the on May 14, 1885 and emigrated to America in 1901 to Fosston, Minnesota and was there for three years. He came to Lakota, North Dakota in 1904 and has lived in Pekin since 1910. He has had the hotel for something over two years. His father, Johan A. Rust, and his mother, Bertha Rust, live on a farm in Tonset.

His wife, Mathilde Tangen, is the daughter of Erland Tangen who has a farm near Pekin, North Dakota. He is from Gudbrandsdol and has been to Norway two times.

They have a beloved little daughter Madeline, who blossoms as an Østerdalsk-Gudbrandsdalsk rosebud.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 156

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