Torger Rygh

Galesburg, North Dakota

is a farmer. He was born in Tungnes at Gaarden Rygh, a half mile from Stavanger. He was born on June 17, 1843 and emigrated to America in 1845 to Chicago, along with his parents Torjer and Torbjor Rygh. He came to Traill County, North Dakota in 1904 and now lives with his son, Gerhard Rygh, who is a farmer near Galesburg. They came over to America on a sailing ship and were three months at sea. His experiences apart from the boat may be read about in my Holands Book.

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

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