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Daniel Torkelson Beiningen
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Birth: Jun. 9, 1861, Norway
Death: Mar. 7, 1952
Yellow Medicine County
Minnesota, USA

Daniel is the son of Torkel Danielsen Liknes and Marta Danielsdtr Auste.

Upon arriving in America in 1882, Daniel took the name Beiningen from the place where he had lived on the island of Karmoy, Norway. He traveled with a cousin and the two young men settled first in the area of Winneshiek Co, IA where he met the family of his future bride, Laura Dyrland.

But Daniel wasn't ready to settle down yet. He homesteaded in Dakota Territory, near Aberdeen, breaking 30 acres of his 160 acre claim, built a shanty and eked out a living as a carpenter in Aberdeen. He also worked a time in Spokane, Washington.

Daniel and Laura Dyrland married Sep 20, 1893 on her parents' farm in Iowa. After the births of their first 2 daughters, the family moved to MN where Daniel built their home on 80 acres in Manfred township. Daniel built the house and all other farm buildings himself. As more children were born, he added on to the house until it took on a cross shape with an east wing for the kitchen and a two story west wing for bedrooms. Acreage was purchased until the farm totaled 240 acres. The home place featured hundreds of shade trees and about five acres of orchard and garden. He planted dozens of apple and plum trees, as well as raspberries, strawberries and currants.

When the neighborhood farmers started a co-op, elevator company in Burr in 1902, Daniel was elected president, a position he held for 30 years until they disbanded. He also served on the town board, the District 46 school board and was a trustee for Florida Lutheran Church outside of Canby, MN.

A total of 9 children were born to Daniel and Laura Beiningen. In addition to those with links below there was a son named Marvin whose burial place is unknown to this author.

From: the writings of family historian - daughter, Amy Narvestad

Family links: 
  Martha Danielsdtr Danielsen (1827 - 1900)
  Laura Dyrland Beiningen (1873 - 1946)*
  Martha Beiningen (1895 - 1904)*
  Anne Helene Beiningen Helgerson (1897 - 1916)*
  Elmer Beiningen (1899 - 1954)*
  Agnes Louise Beiningen Ottinger (1902 - 1999)*
  Marvin Theodore Beiningen (1904 - 1994)*
  Leonard David Beiningen (1907 - 1955)*
  Beatrice Amelia Beiningen Hanson (1910 - 2011)*
  Amy Arline Beiningen Narvestad (1912 - 2007)*
  Jennie Marie Beiningen Anderson (1914 - 1977)*
  Lars "Jakob" Torkelsen (1859 - 1943)*
  Daniel Torkelson Beiningen (1861 - 1952)
  Martha Helene Danielsen (1866 - 1972)*
  Berta Serine Danielsdtr (1869 - 1968)*
*Calculated relationship
Florida Lutheran Church Cemetery
Lac qui Parle County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: Laura V
Record added: Jun 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71501540
Daniel Torkelson Beiningen
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Daniel Torkelson Beiningen
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Daniel Torkelson Beiningen
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