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Nels and Gunhild Jorstad
Husband's Full Name: Nels Olson Jorstad
Husband's Place of Birth: Øystre Slidre, Oppland, Norway
Husband's Father's Name: Ole Nilson Råbolle
Husband's Mother's Name: Marit Halvorsdtr Finsalsen Jorstad
Husband's Siblings' Names: Ragndi Jorstad, Halvor, Margit Braaten, Carrie Jorstad
Wife's Full Name: Gunhild Reistad Jorstad
Wife's Place of Birth: Sigdahl, Eggedal, Norway
Wife's Father's Name: Ole Knudsen Dahlen
Wife's Mother's Name: Gunhild Reiersdatter
Wife's Siblings' Names: Ole O, Reistad, Thea, Knute Reistad, Lars Reistad, Torstein Reistad, Knut Reistad, Karl Reistad, Vilheim Reistad, Reier Reistad, Torstein Reistad
Children's Names: Ole, Richard, Gilma, Nennie, Myrtle
Front: Mr. and Mrs. Nels Jorstad
Back: Christ Rogne, Mary Jorstad,
Mary Hovey, Reier Reistad.
Wedding photo July 1905
Nels Jorstad was a brother of Thomas T. Jorstad. Nels was married to a sister of Reier Reistad (who formerly owned the Brian and Laura Muscha farm). Many years ago, Nels and his wife Gunhild, and children lived in Manfred in the house west of the parsonage. After his wife died, Nels Jorstad bought the farm NW of Adolph Shirley's. Their children were Ole, who was a mechanic and farmer in the Manfred area, Richard, also a mechanic died when quite young in a car accident near Hurdsfield. Gilma died when she was 16, Nennie died as a young man of 36, and Myrtle died when she was only 11.