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Tannes and Ingrid Dybing

Husband's Full Name:  Tannes Dybing

Husband's Place of Birth:  Hellan, Egersund, Norway

Husband's Father's Name:  Gabriel Torgersson Dybying

Husband's Mother's Name:  Anne Kristine Olsdtr Svalestad

Husband's Siblings' Names:

Wife's Full Name:  Ingrid Kopseng Dybing

Wife's Place of Birth:  Eggdal, Buskerud, Norway

Wife's Father's Name:  Kristoffer Torsteinsen Kopseng

Wife's Mother's Name:  Guri Johnsdatter Skaar

Wife's Siblings' Names: 

Children's Names: Mary Rogelstad, George, Clarence

The Dybing family is in its third generation in North Dakota. Although the original farm is no longer actively operated by Dybings, the ownership of the land still remains in that family. 

In the spring of 1888, Tannes Dybing immigrated to the United States from Hellan, Norway, at the age of 20, going to Houston, Minn. He worked on farms in the Houston area for five years before moving west to North Dakota. He settled for a time in the Sykeston area working as a ranch "handyman", and also for the Soo Line Railroad laying new track from Jamestown to Minot. In 1896, he filed for homestead on the southeast 1/2, Section 19, Fram Township, Wells County. In 1899, Tannes moved onto this property and began development of it.


Tannes married Ingrid Kopseng in 1899. She also had emigrated from Norway, but from a different area called Eggdal. Born October 3, 1865, she was 28 years old when she arrived in 1893. Ingrid filed for homestead on the northwest 1/2, Section 30, Fram Township in 1897. The southeast 1/2, Section 19 and northwest 1/4, Section 30 lie adjacent to each other, and no doubt this situation had something to do with the meeting and marriage of Tannes and Ingrid. With great determination, they were able to build a very progressive farm diversified with grain, cattle, hogs and chickens. 

To Tannes and Ingrid Dybing four children were born. Anna, who died in 1916 at the age of 16, Clarence, who passed away in 1976, Mary (Mrs. Leonard Rogelstad,) who passed away in 1984, and George who passed away in 1997.  Ingrid passed away May 12, 1938 and Tannes died October 13, 1954.

Source:  Growing with Pride (updated with death dates)