|Birth: ||May 25, 1857|
Sor-Trondelag County, Norway
|Death: ||Dec. 31, 1931|
From the book - HISTORY OF RICE & STEELE COUNTIES VOL I & II 1910:
Petter H. Hafdahl, the well known blacksmith and wagonmaker of Merton, Steele county, was born at Trondhjem, Norway, May 25, 1857. His education was received in the Fatherland, acquiring a good knowledge of the blacksmith trade. At the age of nineteen, he emigrated to America, following his trade for a year in Lansing, Allamakee county, Iowa, and then in Goodhue county, remaining here two years, and then removing to Merton, where he still plies his trade as a blacksmith and wagonmaker, being known as a skillful workman. He is also the owner of a fine farm of two hundred and forty acres, nearly all under the plow, and makes a specialty of the breeding and raising of high grade Durham cattle and Percheron horses. In politics, he is a staunch Republican. During 1881 he was united in marriage with Ingebor Julseth, daughter of Thorsten T. Julseth, a native of Norway. Eight children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Hafdahl, six of whom are living: Halvor, conducting the farm; Thorsten, a buttermaker, married Dora Bruvsleten, and has one child, Irene; and Ada, Peder, Ingval and Martin all live at home. Halvor H. and Ingebor Anna Geving Hafdahl, parents of our subject, were natives of Norway, where the father carried on farming till his death, which occurred in 1898. The mother deceased in 1866. Fifteen children were born to them, nine of whom are living: Halvor, a farmer of Iowa; John, engaged in farming in Norway, Annie, married to Nils T. Julseth, a farmer of Norway; Halvor, who operates a farm in Goodhue county; Sivert, owner of a Dakota farm; Petter H., our subject; Dorthea, wife of John Sethnan, a Norwegian farmer; Halvor III. carries on farming operations in Norway; and Andrew conducts a farm in Rice county. The family attend the Lutheran church.
Ingeborg Julseth Hafdahl (1864 - 1918)
Halvor Peter Hafdahl (1882 - 1962)*
Peder John Hafdahl (1892 - 1960)*
Martin Hafdahl (1899 - 1918)*
Created by: DaveVang
Record added: Mar 04, 2011
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