Other Settlers


Most of the names and information recorded here were garnered from the Ypsilanti Community Centennial Book, published in 1982. As some of the biographies included there did not include dates, I was unable to determine whether they were early settlers, if they arrived between 1910 and 1950, or if they came later. Those whose arrival in the Ypsilanti, Stutsman County, North Dakota community could not be determined are listed here, in alphabetical order, by surname.

Albert Adamson

Albert lived in the Ypsilanti, North Dakota community for several years. He married Julia Hanson. Albert's brothers were Alex and Gus Adamson.

Paul Althoff

Paul Althoff and his wife, Yvonne, lived in Ypsilanti when he was a Northern Pacific Railroad depot agent. They had four children: Ronald, Deborah, Kim, and Brian.

Art Beacock

Art and Ollie Beacock farmed north of Ypsilanti in the Valley. Their children were Edna, Glen, Keith, Hollis and Eugene.

George Beaumaster

George and Emma Beaumaster came to Ypsilanti, North Dakota from Iowa, and farmed in the Ypsilanti community for several years and then retired to Jamestown, finally moving to Dalls, Oregon. Their children were Florence, Bernice, Ella Mae, and Rosella.

John Bigger

John came to the Ypsilanti, North Dakota community from the eastern part of the United States. He was a bachelor and lived on the Schiess or Ben Kramer farm. He spent time catching turtles in the James River and shipping them to the east coast.

Harold Chance

Harold Chance worked at the Ypsilanti Equity Elevator in Ypsilanti, North Dakota.

Harry Cooper

The Harry Cooper family lived on the J.O. Berge farm in Ypsilanti Township, Stutsman County, North Dakota. They moved to the Ypsilanti area from Reeve's Spur. Their children were: Lawrence, Verna, Donald, Ella Mae, Lee, Irma, Pauline, Mildred, and Fay.

Waldemar Daede

Waldemar Daede married Leona Gums, and the family lived on a farm northwest of Ypsilanti, North Dakota. Besides being a housewife, Leona was employed at the Stutsman County Library in Jamestown. They were the parents of two children, Jolene and Ronald.

Ted Doughty

Ted and Mable Doughty bought the farm that was owned by Baird Broughton in Ypsilanti Township, Stutsman County, North Dakota. The farm is located about one mile north of Ypsilanti.

Harry Drake

Hary Drake and his wife, Amanda, lived on a farm west of Ypsilanti, in Corwin Township, Stutsman County, on the original Olstad farm.

Elmer Duven

Elmer Duven married Mildred Holland, and the Duvens lived on the homestead of the Hapstads in Ypsilanti Township, Stutsman County, North Dakota, where they farmed and upholstered furniture. Both Elmer and Mildred were killeld in an automobile accident. Their children were Joan and Barnard.

Carroll Engen

Carroll Engen was a brother of Mrs. Julius Ukestad. He lived many years in Ypsilanti, part of the time spent with another sister, Maria, in Minnesota. Carroll was self-employed as a painter.

Maynord Flegal

Maynord was a section foreman in Ypsilanti, North Dakota.

H.P. Hanson

The Hanson family lived in Corwin Township on a farm south of Domeks. They also lived on the old Corwin farm, on the farm owned by the Reddich brothers, and north of Ypsilanti on a farm in the valley. They then moved southeast of Ypsilanti to Manns Township. Their son, Franklin, lived with his parents and assisted with the farming.

John Hanson

John Hanson came to the Ypsilanti community with his mother, Julia Hanson. After her death, he lived with Klara Jorgenson for several years.

Andrew Harpedahl

Andrew was a bachelor who came to Ypsilanti, North Dakota from Hartland, Minnesota. He operated a blacksmith shop in Ypsilanti for many years.

Robert Heyer

Bob and Marion Heyer came to Ypsilanti, in Stutsman County, North Dakota, where Bob was a Northern Pacific depot agent. While they lived in the area, Bob was active in Boy Scouts.

Thor Holland

Thor was born in Norway, and came to America when he was eighteen years old. He married Annette, whose family was from Kathryn, North Dakota. The Hollands lived in Ypsilanti Township for several years before moving to a farm near Montpelier, then to Marion, and then to Litchville. Their children are: Ole, Melvin, Mildred, Agnes, and Orval.

Dennis Jacobson

Dennis and Barbara Jacobson, and their family, made their home in Ypsilanti, North Dakota while Dennis was manager of the Ypsilanti Equity Elevator. While in Ypsilanti, the Jacobsons were active in community organizations.

Fritz Jensen

The Fritz Jensen family lived on a farm 3 ½ miles northeast of Ypsilanti, Stutsman County, North Dakota.  They farmed there for several years. They had six children: Augusta, Ferdinand, Simon, Freddie, Frances, and Dora.

August Johnson

August Johnson married Bessie Cumber. When they were first married, they lived west of Montpelier. Later, they moved to a farm about two miles south of Ypsilanti, on the east side of the James River. After the death of August, Bessie and her son, Earl,  continued to live on the farm for a few years, then moved into Ypsilanti, where Earl was still living in 1982, at the time that the Ypsilanti Community Centennial Book was published. Ben Opsahl bought the Johnson farm. The Johnson's children were Joseph, Ralph, Earl, Beatrice, and Mary Lou.

Joe Johnson

When Joe and Berthan Johnson were first married, they lived in the Northern Pacific section house. Joe was employed on the section. Bertha had boarders and roomers. Later, the Johnsons moved to the Kruse farm, which belonged to her parents, and was located one mile east and four miles  north of Ypsilanti. They had three children: Manley, Helen and Jerome.

Wesley Kelly

Wesley Kelly worked at the Ypsilanti Equity Elevator in Ypsilanti, North Dakota.

Karl Limvere

Karl Limvere married Jean Poppen. The Limveres moved from Jamestown to the farm formerly owned by the Aljoe brothers, and Karl worked at the Farmers Union office in Jamestown. They had four children.

Arnold Lohr

Arnold and Annie Lohr lived in the Ypsilanti community for several years. Arnold worked sometimes for Anton Anderson, on the farm, and also in the blacksmith shop. They had two children, James and Jeanette.

Ernest Miner

Ernest was born and raised at the old Rettich farm, where Van Winkle's used to live. Later, the family moved to the Whitney farm, where he farmed and drove a school bus.

Carl Mueller

Carl Mueller was married to Frieda Kruze. Carl and Frieda farmed northeast of Ypsilanti for several years. They had four children: Dana, Raymond, Walter, and Norman.

Peter Nierland

Peter Nierland, a bachelor, lived in Ypsilanti, North Dakota.

Harold Odegaard

Harold Odegaard was a teacher in the Ypsilanti School. After the family moved from Ypsilanti, he became a Stutsman County Agent, and served in that position for several years.

Sam Rostad

Sam Rostad, a bachelor, farmed west of Ypsilanti, North Dakota.

Jake Tesky

The Jake and Katherine Tesky family came to Corwin Township, in Stutsman County, from the western part of North Dakota. They lived on a farm where the Bardsleys had formerly lived. Their children were Elaine, Judy, James, Ernest, Barbara, and Linda.

William Weinrich

William and Violet (Sund) Weinrich moved to Ypsilanti from the Sidney area. They bought the blacksmith shop and operated it for several years. They moved their home in from Sidney. They had three daughters: Sharon, Charlotte, and Carol.

John Weisfenning

John Weisfenning operated the blacksmith shop in Ypsilanti, North Dakota. He and his wife had one child, named Marvin.

Ivan Wieck

When Ivan Wieck and Freida Paulson were first married, they lived on the Frank Provan farm. Then they moved to the Arneson farm in Plano Township. They lived on this farm until Freida died, at which time Ivan moved to Marion, North Dakota. Their children were: Betty, Melvin, Wallace, Donald, LeRoy, and Gary.

Joe Wolf

Joe and Betty Wolf lived in the Ypsilanti community for a few years when he was the Northern Pacific depot agent. They had four children: Jolene, James, Kevin, and Jerry.