I was born in 1947 and grew up on a farm near Cooperstown, North Dakota and graduated from High School in Cooperstown in 1965.

I worked in commercial construction for Gerald H. Phippsfrom 1978 to 2006.  I retired in 2006.

My wife and I live in Denver, Colorado and I enjoy working on genealogy whenever I can.  

My paternal great-grandfather, Simon, was from Norway and my paternal grandmother was from Sweden.

My paternal great-grandfather first settled in Otter Tail County, Minnesota about 1867.  

His son John, my grandfather, moved to Griggs County, North Dakota around 1910.

My paternal grandmother, Anna, moved directly to Griggs County from Sweden.  They were married in Griggs County in 1915. 

Descendants of John & Anna.