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Iver I. Seim
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Birth: Mar. 7, 1857, Norway
Death: Mar. 7, 1916

Iver I. Seim was born in Harlanger, Bergen, Norway Mar. 7, 1857, youngest in a family of five children. His father, Iver Sr., died prior to Mr. Seim's birth. Iver was put to work herding when eleven years of age, and when fifteen he and his mother, and a brother came to America and joined two of the children who had preceded them here. He engaged in farm work, in Winneshiek, Iowa, and also secured one winter's schooling in an English speaking school. He married Gertrude Spilde, a native of Norway, in 1877. In May, 1880 they came by team to Dakota, his objective point being the Sheyenne River. He had about one hundred dollars in cash, and a team of horses, and after prospecting along the river for a distance of twenty miles, selected a location and established a squatter's claim in Franklin township. His family was soon established in a 14' x 16' log house on the banks of the river, in which they lived until a modern house was built in 1883, about a quarter of a mile from the cabin. Later the cabin was moved to the site of the new farmstead, where it remains at the present time. Mr. Seim acquired his fortune single-handed, in 1900 being the owner of 1280 acres of land. In the early 1900's the Seims moved to Finley where he purchased a livery stable, and in 1907 purchased a fine new Buick in order to take the traveling public around in style. Mr. Seim died March 7, 1916, and Mrs. Seim died at the Northwood Nursing Home about 1950. They had seven children, Bessie, Paul, Jens, Adolph, Melvin, and two girls who died when very young. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Gertrude Spilde Seim (1856 - 1945)
 
 Children:
  Bessie A Bergum (1877 - 1956)*
  Paul Edwin Seim (1880 - 1945)*
  Jens Seim (1881 - 1956)*
  Adolph Seim (1884 - 1921)*
  Ida Seim (1886 - 1888)*
  Ida Seim (1892 - 1894)*
  Melvin Seim (1896 - 1969)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ringsaker Cemetery
Cooperstown
Griggs County
North Dakota, USA
 
Created by: lk51t
Record added: Oct 15, 2010
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Iver I. Seim
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Posted for Jimmy Lee Felsinger: His Maternal Great Great Grandfather. Jimmy lives in Sun City Arizona.
- Remember Those Who Have Passed
 Added: Dec. 20, 2012
 
 
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