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Albert John Isachsen, b. 1877, Furra, Norway > 1904 ND > 1912 MT - Bio
Posted by: Carole (ID *****4261) Date: October 11, 2008 at 17:51:35
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A biography/family history of Albert J. Isachsen, Wolf Point, MT, is included in "Montana, Its Story and Biography", Vol 3, pages 928 & 929.

Albert was born, 14 Jun 1877, in Furra, District of Ofoten, Northern Norway, son of Isaac Anderson and Sophie Peterson. Isaac Anderson was a farmer and fisherman in Furra. Children of Isaac and Sophie: Conrad (in Norway), Nellie (Mrs. Jens Andresen, in Norway), Engstrom (farmer near McVelle, ND), Albert J. (Wolf Point, MT), Amandus (Boulder, CO).

Albert was educated in Norway, took a business course at Bode, was a store clerk for a time, and for three years was in the govt. post office in Norway. On 14 Sep 1904, Albert sailed from Trondhjem to Quebec, came into the United States at Detroit, and joined his uncle at Lakota, ND. He worked threshing and later as a clerk in Lakota. Albert moved to Ray, ND, where he was a clerk for Linville Nason for about four years. In 1912, they moved their stock to Wolf Point, MT, later selling their stock and becoming partners in a men's clothing and furnishings store, "The Fad". Was involved in the construction of Johnson and Isachsen store.

On 30 May 1916, Glasgow, MT, Albert married Miss Josephine Hanson, born 25 Apr 1885, Grand Forks, ND, daughter of Jacob and Jacobine (Anderson) Hanson. Her parents came from Ibestad in Northern Norway, lived in Michigan and Wisconsin, and became farmers in North Dakota (later living in Stanwood, WA).

Children of Albert and Josephine Isachsen: Harold Irvin, Alvin Marselius.

I am not related.

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