Jens C. Thingelstad

Binford, North Dakota

is a businessman with the Hammer & Thingelstad hardware and machinery company and he is also in the livestock business, both in Binford, North Dakota and Sutton, North Dakota. He was born in Gran at Gaarden Thingelstad, Hadeland, on August 22, 1857. He was five years old when he came to America. His father, Kristen Thingelstad, and his mother, Anne Aschim, were both from Hadeland. They came to Winona, Minnesota 54 years ago. They moved to Griggs County North Dakota and later to Canada. They are both now dead. He came to Griggs County North Dakota in 1884. He was a farmer for many years and a sheriff for four years. Since then he has been in business in Jessie, North Dakota; Sutton, North Dakota and in Binford, North Dakota.

His wife, Lina Krogfos, is from Ullensaker. They have two children : Alfa is married to Albert Alfsen of Binford, North Dakota. Josefine is at home.

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

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