O. T. Sorlie

Buxton, North Dakota

is a businessman and farmer. He has two sections of land near town. He was born in Freeborn, Minnesota on November 4, 1865. His father Iver T. Sorlie came from Hadeland to America in 1845.

His wife, Manen Kristensen, was from Maridalen. Her father took part in the Civil War with the 15th of Wisconsin Regiment and has lived only in Freeborn County, Minnesota.

His wife, Blanche Esterlie, was born in Whitewater, Wisconsin. They have five children.

Sorlie has been in the Legislature four times; in 1907, 1909, 1911 and 1913

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 137


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