Biography of Rasmun O. Jorstad

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Rasmus O. Jorstad, farmer and stock-raiser, section 10, Adams Township, was born near Stavanger, Norway, Jan. 13, 1825, a son of Omund Jorstad, deceased. He came to America in 1855, settling in this township, where he has since resided, and where he owns a fine farm of 138 acres. July 10, 1849, he was married to Annie C., daughter of Jonas Anderson. To this union have been born eleven children, of whom seven are livingó Christina, Jonas, Martha, Peter, Margaret, Erasmus and Helen. One son, Omund, accidentally shot himself while on a hunting expedition in Dakota. Mr. and Mrs. Jorstad are members of the Lutheran church.


FROM:
History of La Salle County, Illinois
Inter-State Publishing Co.
Chicago 1886