Peter Dahl

Peter Dahl, son of Lars Dahl, came to America from Osterdalen, Norway, with his parents, when he was one year old, where they settled on a farm near Dalton, Minnesota. Peter lived there until he was fourteen years old.

At that time, he went to live with an aunt, Mrs. Ole Wald, at Cumberland, Wisconsin. There, he met the woman that he would marry, Sigrid Lee, the daughter of John Lee, who had also come from Osterdalen, Norway. In 1900, they came to North Dakota, south of Valley City, to work during the harvest.

In 1901, Peter and Sigrid were married. For a time, they worked for Oscar Holberg. It was there that their children, Lawrence and Eleanor, were born, on what would later be known as the O.B. Skonnard farm.

Later, they began farming for themselves on the east side of the Sheyenne River, on the old Bow place. Their daughter, Pearl, was born to them at this place.

When Pearl was six weeks old, they moved to Ypsilanti, in Stutsman County, where they bought a half section of land. Evelyn, Reynold and Mildred were born to them here.

In 1929, the Dahl family moved to the Marion vicinity, and later to the Litchville area.

Peter Dahl passed away in 1936, after which Reynold and his mother, Sigrid, continued to farm until she died in 1940. Reynold was drafted into the army in 1941, and served the duration of World War II. When he returned, he worked for Northern States Power Company, where he was working at the time of his accidental death in 1963.