Jan Sortland

Litchville, North Dakota

has the hardware store and a farm machinery business. He was born of Norwegian parents. His father, Solomon J. Sortland, emigrated from Bommeloen in 1881 to this area. He has a large farm twelve miles northwest of Litchville. He is a prosperous man who has interests in several businesses in Litchville, North Dakota. In Sortland's business you can find a man now called George P. Sarsten who is the son of pioneer priest Salamon Sarsten, who died in Valley city a couple of years ago. He had been a priest here in this area for over 20 years.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 106

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