E. P. Rusten

Aneta, North Dakota

is from Biri. He was born on March 22, 1856 and emigrated to America in 1877 to LaCrosse, Wisconsin in 1882 and then he moved to Dakota Territory. He took Preemtion in Griggs County and later purchased a farm in Lenora Township in Griggs County and lives there as a farmer.

His wife, Kristine Hansen, was born of Norwegian parents in Faribault County Minnesota. They were both Sogninger. He has four sons. Three of them are at home and one rents land. I came away with a good impression of the big fellow in Aneta and it was a great pleasure to came across and talk with a beloved and interesting Norwegian.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 150

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