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Clarence and Lena Alveshere

Husband's Full Name:  Clarence Gustav Alveshere

Husband's Place of Birth:  Gardner, Illinois

Husband's Father's Name: Thomas Gurd Alveshere

Husband's Mother's Name: Mallen Gusdal Alveshere

Husband's Siblings' Names: Bennie, Lillie Lunde, Ben, Martin, Nellie, Minnie Spilman, Tanner, Melvin

Wife's Full Name:  Lena Frovig Alveshere

Wife's Place of Birth:  Manfred Township, North Dakota

Wife's Father's Name:  Ole K. Frovig

Wife's Mother's Name:  Ida K. Eilertson

Wife's Siblings' Names:  Ella Alveshere, Oliver, Irene Koenig, Cora Freeman, Nora Alveshere, Fern Bradley, Pearl Carlson

Children's Names: Carol Moldenhauer, Loren Alveshere

Clarence Alveshere was born in Gardner, IL He was the youngest of the Thomas Alveshere children. They moved to Wells County in the spring of 1915. They came by train and moved their horses, machinery and household belongings along with them.


Clarence's older brothers and sister had come the fall before.  They lived on the farm their father had earlier rented from Lars Lithun east of Harvey in Fram Township. He attended the South Fram School as a boy.


Later, the family moved to the Eric Forde farm in Pony Gulch, where Clarence attended the country school there. In 1928, Clarence, with his brother, Melvin, and their parents moved back to Fram Township to the farm they had purchased earlier.


After his dad passed away in 1936, Clarence took over the farming. In 1940, he married Lena Frovig of Manfred. The years they farmed, they raised grains, cattle (mostly Holsteins), ponies, Yorkshire pigs, sheep, ducks, geese, chickens and turkeys. They also raised potatoes, which they sold locally.


They were the last people in Fram Township, and possibly were with the last people in Wells County to harvest with the binder and thrash the grain, before turning to the combine.


They were members of the Bethania Lutheran Free Church east of Harvey which later merged with the Trinity Bethany Lutheran Church in Harvey, and Clarence was a member of the South Fram School Board for several years.


Clarence and Lena have two children, Carol and Loren; five grandchildren, Mitchell and Lisa Moldenhauer, Thomas, Michael and Sarah Alveshere. Carol (Mrs. Clyde Moldenhauer), lives in Dunn County with her husband, and Loren and Kathy moved onto the family farm when Clarence and Lena retired and moved to Heimdal.  Lena passed away in 1996, Clarence in 2007.


Above information from Growing with Pride Book p 490

From Lena’s Obituary (1996)

Lena was the daughter of Ole K. and Ida (Eilertson) Frovig.  The family moved to Wilmington, CA, where Lena attended school.  They moved back to Manfred where she grew up and attended rural school.


She married Clarence Alveshere on January 5, 1940 in Manfred at the parsonage.  They lived and farmed east of Harvey.  They moved to Heimdal in 1974 and to Harvey in July 1991.  She was a member of the Trinity Bethany Lutheran Church, Harvey, where she taught Sunday School and held offices in the church and its WELCA women's group. 


Survivors include her husband; daughter and son in law Carol and Clyde Moldenhauer, Minot, son and daughter in law, Loren and Kathy Alveshere, Harvey; grandchildren Mitchel and his wife Lisa Moldenhauer, Lisa and her husband Jorge Pagan, Tom Alveshere, Mike and his wife Tami Alveshere and Sarah Alveshere; great grandchildren Andre and Cale Pagan; sisters, Ella Alveshere and Nora Alveshere both Harlow; Irene Koenig of Richmond, CA, Cora Freeman Salinas, CA, Fern Bradley, American Canyon, CA, Pearl Carlson, Rome, GA.  Lena was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather Engebrecht Trovik, brother, Oliver

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