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Sven and Sofie Erfjord
Husband's Full Name: Svend S. Erfjord
Husband's Place of Birth: Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway
Husband's Father's Name: Sven Nilsson Erfjord
Husband's Mother's Name: Marta Karina
Husband's Siblings' Names: Nils, Edvart, Torkel, Nils, Clarence Kleng, Thomine, David, Marta
Wife's Full Name: Sofie Watland
Wife's Place of Birth: Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway
Wife's Father's Name: Watland
Wife's Mother's Name: unknown
Wife's Siblings' Names: unknown
Children's Names: unknown
Wedding Photo – 1904 in Stavanger, Norway
Svend Erfjord came to Buxton, North Dakota from Stavanger Norway about 1890. He homesteaded in Manfred Township in 1897. In 1904 he returned to Stavanger and married Sofie Watland. They returned to his homestead and lived there until 1917. At that time they moved to Esmond, North Dakota, and later moved to Fargo.
Mr. Erfjord was a farmer and in addition he did some carpentry work. They were members of the Bethel Lutheran Church and lived two miles north of Adolph Shirley’s farm.
Source: Fessenden Diamond Jubilee Book 1893-1968