John Aljoe

John Aljoe came to the Ypsilanti, North Dakota community with his parents, William and Anna, in 1915.

He married Marie Janz, the daughter of Carl Janz, in 1925. They lived with his parents until they moved onto their own farm about a mile north. In 1940, after the death of Mrs. Anna Aljoe, John's mother, they moved back again to the original farm.

John and Marie were parents of six children.

In 1982, when the Ypsilanti Community Centennial Book was published, LeRoy and Melvin Aljoe were living just a short distance from the original farm, while the original farmstead was being rented. LeRoy and Melvin had built all of the buildings on their farm.

Dorothy was married to Dennis Hendrickson.

Darrell was living in Roscoe, Texas with his wife, Crystal, and three children: Hugh, Kyle and Zhan.

Everett was living in Bismarck, North Dakota, and was married to Evangeline Kleinknecht. They had two children: Evan and Evonne.

John and Marie Aljoe had eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. They retired from farming and made their home in Jamestown. John died in 1981, and Marie was living in Jamestown in 1982.