Lund, Clareng Hans (1891-1982)

Clareng Lund, the son of Hans Lund and Marie (Dybdahl) Lund, was born March 16, 1891 at Gjovik, Norway. His father died when he was very young. He left Norway with his mother and sister Anna (born June 11, 1877) in the spring of 1899. They came to Thief River Falls, Minnesota and his mother’s brother, Andreas Hanson, and Gunner Schie met them with horses and wagon.

Clareng and Anna stayed on the farm in Holt Township with their grandparents, Hans and Antonette Dybdahl, two or three years. While here, they attended the Pioneer school located 2 miles east of them.

Clareng’s mother, Marie, got a job on the Olson and Holen farm of Argyle, Minnesota. This is where she met and later married Nels Skaug in August of 1901. Clareng and Anna then went to live with them and went to school in Argyle. Three daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Nels Skaug: Judith, a second daughter also named Judith (after the first died in infancy), and Hilda.

In 1903, Nels Skaug bought the Peter Berquist farm, 2 miles east and one mile north of what is now Newfolden, Minnesota.

Later, Anna and Mathilda Hansen (Mrs. Swan J. Faxe of Grandview, Washington) went to Seattle. Anna and Otto Christianson married June 9, 1907. They had three children: Harvey N., Milton O., and Shirley (Mrs. Harold Peterson) all of Seattle, Washington. Anna died June 14, 1959 and Otto died June 14, 1975. They are both buried in Seattle, Washington.

Clareng took over the farm when his stepfather passed away March 25, 1933. He married Nora Lydia Lovied June 26, 1939. She was born September 27, 1892 and passed away May 26, 1971 and is buried in the Folden Cemetery. His mother passed away March 4, 1948.

In 1970 Clareng sold the farm to Glenn Meekma and moved into Newfolden, Minnesota.

[Interred Folden Cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky