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Thoe, Ole

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Thoe, Ole
May 03, 2011 03:48AM
Ole Thoe

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File contributed for Minnesota Biographies Project by:
Mike Oiseth MOISETH@mn.rr.com March 10, 2005, 10:55 am

Author: Axel Tollefson, "Historical Notes on the Norwegians in the Red River Valley"

"In 1880 Ole Thoe came here [to Grand Forks County, Dakota Territory] from Dodge
county, Minnesota.
He arrived at Grand Forks in April with ten cents in cash and walked out to the
residence of an old
Minnesota neighbor seven miles from Grand Forks where he was soon employed building
log houses
and doing farm work. In the spring of 1881 he erected a small shanty for himself and
his wife on a
quarter section of land that he had secured in Inkster township. This shanty was
replaced the same year
by a substantial loghouse which was but partially completed by the arrival of
winter. At this time their
nearest market was Larimore.

Additional Comments:
Axel Tollefson, "Historical Notes on the Norwegians in the Red River Valley" in
Collections of the State
Historical Society of North Dakota, vol 7. Page 170.
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