Alfred Schollander and his family came to Dakota Territory from Sweden in 1885, when he was about thirty years old.
Mathilda Anderson also emigrated from Sweden, but in 1881, after her husband had passed away. She lived in Chicago with her three children. Here she met Alfred Schollander, and they were married.
Following their marriage, Alfred and Mathilda Schollander moved to Ypsilanti, Stutsman County, North Dakota, settling on the Schiess farm, as they were acquainted with Mr. Schiess.
They farmed there for a year or two, then took a homestead southeast of Ypsilanti, where they lived until they moved to Jamestown.
After the death of Mrs. Schollander in 1920, Mr. Schollander moved back to the farm, and began farming again, although he was in his late seventies. He continued to farm until he was 86, then moved back to Jamestown, where he lived with his granddaughter, Ethel Hauser, until his death on March 16, 1962. He was 106 years and 4 months of age.