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 Ingvald C. Melsby

Ingvald C. Melsby

Birth
Death 4 Aug 1958 (aged 97)
Burial Aitkin County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 37965789 · View Source
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Baptized Ingvald Kristian on 27 October 1861 in Lødingen, Nordland, Norway, the son of Ole Andreas Amundsen Melsbø and Marthe Andersdatter, Ingvald arrived with his parents in Wisconsin at a very young age and appears to have become what Garrison Keillor would call a "Norwegian bachelor farmer." He tried farming for a while in Faulk County, South Dakota, as did his brothers Hans and Ole and several of Ole's Peterson in-laws. Jill Goodrich Dunst, a Melsby descendant, writes "...Ingvald moved to Minnesota from Faulk County, SD. We know that his two brothers Hans and Ole also went to SD from WI and bought land in Faulk County in the late 1880's. None of them stayed there. Both Ingvald and Hans moved to the Mille Lacs, MN area, where they stayed for the rest of their lives.... Ole Melsby returned to the family homestead outside Spring Valley, WI, and eventually took over the farm there." A wonderful article about Ingvald and life in early Mille Lacs was published in the _Mille Lacs Messenger_, Isle, MN, May 1, 1958, p. 5.



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  • Maintained by: K. C. Mellem
  • Originally Created by: Lual Leistiko
  • Added: 5 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37965789
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ingvald C. Melsby (23 Jun 1861–4 Aug 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37965789, citing Holden Cemetery, Aitkin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by K. C. Mellem (contributor 47424941) .