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Anton and Emma Aasand
Husband's Full Name: Anton Stenersen Aasand
Husband's Place of Birth: Eggedal, Sigdahl. Norway
Husband's Father's Name: Stener Stenersen Aasand
Husband's Mother's Name: Anne Pedersdatter Frøvold
Husband's Siblings' Names: Steiner, Peder, Anne, Sigrid, Lars, Helga, Knut, Gunbjørn, Ole, Berit, John and Helga
Wife's Full Name: Emma Opdahl Aasand
Wife's Place of Birth: Northwood, ND
Wife's Father's Name: Per Opdahl
Wife's Mother's Name: Kristine Maria Rustad Opdahl
Wife's Siblings' Names: Mathilda Dovre, Edwin, Marie Stickney
Children's Names: Arnold, Anna, Palmer, Charles, Marilyn Saint, Richard
1919 Wedding Picture
Anton was the youngest brother of early resident Stener Aasand.
Anton and Emma operated general stores in Manfred and in Harvey. They owned a grocery and clothing store formerly owned by L. O. Burkum. The building later became the Sons of Norway Hall.
In 1934, they moved to Detroit Lakes, MN and in 1944 they moved to McHenry, ND where they operated a general store. Anton died on July 15, 1975. His wife Emma died on June 2, 1985 in New Rockford, ND.
For more information on this family see the May 2005 issue of the Manfred News, pages 6 and 7.