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Jens and Bertha Hustoft
Husband's Full Name: Jens Hustoft
Husband's Place of Birth: Imsland, Stavanger, Norway
Husband's Father's Name: Johannes Steffenson Hustoft
Husband's Mother's Name: Inger Ingbretson
Husband's Siblings' Names: Margarete, unknown
Wife's Full Name: Bertha J. Aageson, Hustoft
Wife's Place of Birth: Stavanger, Norway
Wife's Father's Name: unknown Aageson
Wife's Mother's Name: unknown
Wife's Siblings' Names: Thomas, Rachel Hong and another brother in Norway
Children's Names: Edward J. Hustoft, Selma (Marshall)Josund, Elizabeth (Fred) Schagunn
Jens J. Hustoft emigrated to the Buxton and Mayville areas about 1887 from Stavanger, Norway. There he worked and finally homesteaded until he decided in 1894 to move on westward to the Manfred community. He sold his homestead in Mayville to his brother-in-law.
He again homesteaded and settled in the Manfred area in 1893. On December 4, 1894, he married Bertha Aageson. She also had immigrated to the Buxton area from Stavanger, Norway in 1890. She worked on the Granden Bonanza farm until her marriage.
They had three children - Edward, Selma (Mrs. M. Josund), and Elizabeth (Mrs. Fred Schagunn).
As early settlers and pioneers, they participated in organizing the Lutheran Church in Manfred and took an active part in many other community affairs.
Source: Growing with Pride