Martin Spillum

Buxton, North Dakota

is a farmer. He was born at Gaarden Spillum close to Namsos on January 7, 1867 and emigrated to America in 1886 to Hawley, Minnesota. He came to Traill County in 1887 and has since lived there as a farmer.

His wife, Gurine Finseth, was born in Fillmore County Minnesota of Norwegian parents. They have five children.

He has had many positions of trust in this area and is a capable man and good Norwegian.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 32

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