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Julius M. Andahl
Birth: Aug. 26, 1874, Norway
Death: Mar. 6, 1932
Bismarck
Burleigh County
North Dakota, USA

At Age: 57 years, 6 months, 9 days

My great grandfather was born in Gjovik, Vardal, Oppland County, Norway. Son of Mathias Olson Aandahl and Olava Sather. He married Esther Myrtle Coddington on September 1907 in Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota.

Julius M. Aandahl immigrated to America in 1879 with his parents, Mathias and Olava Aandahl. He had five brothers: Matthew, Gilbert, Andrew, George and Edwin.

Mathias Aandahl homesteaded in Owega Township in Ransom County, North Dakota, in 1880. He was one of the founders of the first Lutheran Church in Owega and was the church's first secretary. He was also a member of the first school board and held these positions until his death in June 1888.

Julius grew up on the homestead helping his father and attended local schools. In 1895, he moved west to Burleigh County, Burnt Creek Township, North Dakota, and homesteaded 160 acres, twelve miles north of Bismarck. He built a log cabin on the homestead and lived there working the land.

In September 1907, he married Esther Myrtle Coddington in Bismarck. Esther was born September 3, 1889, in Iowa near Des Moines. In 1908, he built a new and bigger home on his land for his new bride.

He served many and varied offices for the local district; trustee on the school board, treasurer of the school board, telephone lineman for the Burnt Creek Township and road supervisor for maintenance of local roads. He also worked at the penitentiary in Bismarck as a guard. In the intervening years, he managed to buy two more quarter-sections of land at three dollars an acre. In later years, from 1926 to 1930, he was a rural mail deliverer for the U.S. Post Office.

Julius and Myrtle had 13 children: George, Clarence Julius "Andy", Floyd Edwin, Gilbert Andrew, Olive Ellinor, Grant Lamoure, Viola Adaline, Edna May, Elizabeth Bea "Betty", Wesley Brandt, John Allen, David Leroy, and Dorothy Evelyn Andahl.
(Other information edited for privacy of the living.)

All of the children except David and Dorothy attended Burnt Creek School.

Julius was a lover of music and played the violin. He was in great demand to play at home parties in the neighborhood. He was a member of the Lutheran Church in Bismarck and was well respected in Burleigh County.

He died March 6, 1932, in Bismarck, North Dakota, and is interred in Fair View Cemetery. Myrtle died October 6, 1938, in Azusa, California, and is interred in Oak Dale Cemetery in Covina, California.

Note: In Norway, the Aandahl name is written Andelan.
(Source: Family History by Grandma Olive E. Andahl Martin)
Biography by Kristi L. Jones
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 Parents:
  Mathias Olson Aandahl (____ - 1888)
  Olava Sather Aandahl (1846 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Esther Myrtle Coddington Andahl (1889 - 1938)
 
 Children:
  George Andahl (1906 - 1911)*
  Clarence Julius Andahl (1908 - 1982)*
  Floyd Edwin Andahl (1910 - 1980)*
  Gilbert Andrew Andahl (1912 - 1971)*
  Olive Ellinor Andahl Martin (1914 - 1986)*
  Grant Lamoure Andahl (1916 - 1995)*
  Viola Adaline Andahl Eagles (1918 - 2008)*
  Edna May Andahl Howe (1920 - 1999)*
  Elizabeth Bea Andahl Fiksdal (1922 - 2011)*
  Wesley Brandt Andahl (1924 - 2013)*
  John Allen Andahl (1926 - 1981)*
  David Leroy Andahl (1929 - 1960)*
  Dorothy Evelyn Andahl Baur (1932 - 2003)*
 
 Siblings:
  Gilbert Andahl (1873 - ____)*
  Julius M. Andahl (1874 - 1932)
  Matthew Andahl (1880 - 1946)*
  Edwin Andahl (1883 - ____)*
  George Andahl (1885 - 1909)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Bismarck
Burleigh County
North Dakota, USA
Plot: 2, Block 7, Lot 4, Grave 4 8 7 7A
 
Created by: Kristi L. Jones
Record added: Dec 11, 2007
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