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Theodore and Karina Alveshere

Husband's Full Name:  Theodore (Torbjorn) Alveshere

Husband's Place of Birth:  Ombo, Stavanger, Norway

Husband's Father's Name: Bård Nilsson Alveskjær

Husband's Mother's Name: Martha Tormodsdtr Vestersjøf

Husband's Siblings' Names: Nils, Gurina, Thomas, Johanna Tvedt, Ole Andreas, Gunnor, Melvin, Gunla, Berta

Wife's Full Name:  Bertha Karina Hauge Alveshere

Wife's Place of Birth:  Nedre Hauge, Hjelmeland, Norway

Wife's Father's Name:  Torgeir Johannesson Hauge

Wife's Mother's Name:  Britha Leivsdtr Jarge

Wife's Siblings' Names:  Leif, Martha Foningslan, John, Torger, Bertha Olson, Andrew, Leif

Children's Names: Martha Oxtra, Bert, Barton, Melvin, John, Bertha Eckman, Thelma Weber, Lily Thompson

Theodore Alveshere was born at Ombo, Rogaland, Norway, and came to the Buxton, North Dakota at an early age.  His dad (Bård) came to the United States in 1903 and made his home with Theodore and Karina until his death in 1920 at the age of 93. Karina Hauge was born at Hjelmeland, Rogaland, Norway, and came with her folks to the United States at the age of seventeen. They came on a sail ship that took eleven weeks to cross the Atlantic Ocean.


Theodore and Karina were married at Buxton, ND in 1893 and went to Rowe, Illinois, where two of their children were born. In the 1890's, they came to North Dakota and homesteaded seven miles east of Harvey, in Manfred Township, due to Karina's health. From that time until 1931, they lived here, where their six other children were born. In 1931, they moved to a farm in Forward Township for the next five years, then to another farm in also Forward Township.  Here they lived with their son Melvin Alveshere and their son and daughter-in-law Melvin and Marie Thompson.


Theodore Alveshere died in 1952 at the age of 89. Karina stayed on the farm until 1954, when the boys discontinued farming and moved to Harvey.  She lived there until her death in 1962 at the age of 87. They both had been members of the Lutheran church. Their children were Martha (deceased), Tanner (deceased), Bartin, Melvin, John, Bertha, Thelma, and Marie. They had seventeen grandchildren; two preceded them in death.  (Growing with Pride)

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