Manfred History & Preservation, Inc.
Bendik and Kari Rogne
Husband's Full Name: Bendik Eriksen Rogne
Husband's Place of Birth: Rogne, Østre Slidre, Valdres, Norway
Husband's Father's Name: Erik Bendiksen Skogen
Husband's Mother's Name: Marit Larsdtr Rudi
Husband's Siblings' Names: Kari Gilbertson, Lars, Erik, Halvor, Guri (Gina) Onstad
Wife's Full Name: Kari Knutsdatter Nyhagen Rogne
Wife's Place of Birth: Jørstad, Nyhagen, Østre Slidre, Valdres, Norway
Wife's Father's Name: Knut Haldorsen Nyhagen
Wife's Mother's Name: Ingebjorg Tollefsdatter Løkje
Wife's Siblings' Names: Haldor, Margit Mangseth, Ingrebjorg Skattebo, Haldor, Ingebjorg (Belle) Martin, Karoline, Inga Hegge,
Children's Names: Margaret Iverson, Emil and Carolyn Peters
Bendik arrived in USA 1893, and settled in Manfred, ND in 1894 after spending a short time in Woods County, Wisconsin with the Knut and Kari Gilbertson. Kari was Bendik's sister.
Since Bendik disliked the woods and work there he made arrangements through correspondence to come to Cooperstown, North Dakota where both husband and wife worked for Mr. Homer until money was saved to join friends from Norway at Manfred, ND in 1894. Here they filed on land and together with these friends developed a productive prosperous locality. Hard work, neighborly cooperation, honesty and incentive made these pioneers the solid foundation of our country and a heritage to treasure. Mr. Rogne's experience in various trades was applied to his farming and Mrs. Rogne's nurses training in Oslo, Norway served her family as well as the community.
In 1926, the Rogne's agreed to lease their farm to Lars Ostrem and the Rogne's acquired a home in Long Beach, California for rest, enjoyment of family and pleasures after years of dedication and lived there until their passing.