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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

sven erfjord wedding.jpg

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


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