Albert Rosendahl came to the Ypsilanti, North Dakota community in 1904 from Brandon, Minnesota. Born in Norway, he had emigrated to America with his parents at the age of two.
When he came to North Dakota as a young man, he did farm work and carpentry. In 1905, when Hubert Nicholls resigned as section foreman for the Northern Pacific Railroad, Albert became foreman, a position he kept until he retired in 1945.
Albert and Clara Thompson were married in 1906. They lived in the section house for a short time, then bought a home from Ed Campbell in 1909.
Albert also served as treasurer of Corwin Township for several years, and was active in community organizations. Clara was church organist for many years, and also taught Sunday School, and was a member of Ladies Aid all of her life. She was the first 4-H Home Economics leader in the community, which she also continued to do for several years. She was a member of the first Homemakers Club organized in the community.
Albert passed away in 1947, after which Clara remained in the family home until her death in 1975. They had one daughter, Adeline, who married Lee Ferguson.