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Rasmus and Margit Jacobson

Husband's Full Name:  Rasmus Jacobson

Husband's Place of Birth:  Norway

Husband's Father's Name: Jacob Mikkelsen Ekrem

Husband's Mother's Name: Ann Martha Aarøe

Husband's Siblings' Names: Severin Jacobson Ekrem, and Sina Jacobson, Lena Ekrem

Wife's Full Name:  Margit Gulliksdotter Nordtorp Jacobson

Wife's Place of Birth:  Heggenes, Valdres, Norway

Wife's Father's Name:  Gullik Rønjusson Nordtorp

Wife's Mother's Name:  Ragnhild Olsdotter Hegge Nordtorp

Wife's Siblings' Names:  Ingrid, Ingebjorg, Bergit, Jennie, Oscar, John, Anne, Hilda, and Gladys

Children's Names: James Jacobson, Gladys Jacobson

Rasmus Jacobson accepted the position as buyer at the O & M Elevator in August of 1905.    He married Margaret Nordtorp on May 4, 1907.  They were the first couple to be married at Vang Lutheran Church.  Rasmus' brother and sister, Severen and Agnes served as their attendants. 

 

From 1907 to 1917 Rasmus and Margaret lived in the white corner house in Manfred, which was later occupied by the Ostrems.

 

Their son James was born in 1908 with Bertha Melby attending the birth.  A daughter Gladys died in infancy.

 

The family moved to Fairview, Montana in 1917, where Rasmus acquired elevators and had farming interests.

 

Margaret (1885 - 1948) Gladys (1909-1909, and Rasmus (1872-1960) are buried at the Vang Cemetery.

 

Their son James who always considered Manfred "his home", became a senior vice-president at Chase Manhattan Bank, NY and was highly recognized for his executive and international achievements.  James died in 1992.