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Margaret Fjelde with daughters Margaret, Kathrine and Astrid
Margaret Fjelde with daughters Margaret, Kathrine and Astrid
TitleMargaret Fjelde with daughters Margaret, Kathrine and Astrid
Date of Original190-
DescriptionMother Margaret Fjelde and her three daughters standing on the open prairie, likely on her homestead at Wing, N.D.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectWomen
Subject (LCTGM)Families
Subject (LCSH)Danish Americans
Subject (Local)Women homesteaders
Personal NameFjelde, Margaret, 1862-1932
LocationWing (N.D.)
Burleigh County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item Number2008.116.57
Format of OriginalSlides
Dimensions of Original5 x 5 cm.
Transcription"Margaret, Margaret (mother), Katherine, Astrid Fjelde on N.D. Prairie" - Handwritten on slide mount.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Copied from original gelatin silver print.
Research source file in Lindgren's papers (Mss 292.1.70).
Biography/HistoryMargaret Madsen was born in 1862 in Denmark and in 1888 married Norwegian Jacob Fjelde, artist from Ă…lesund, Norway. In 1888 Jacob immigrated to America and settled at Minneapolis, Minn. They raised four children. Jacob died suddenly in 1896. In 1902 Margaret Fjelde and her children came to North Dakota and homesteaded near Wing in Canfield Township, Burleigh County, N.D. After she proved up her claim the family returned to Minneapolis. Margaret died there in 1932.
Bibliographic Reference"Mrs. Margaret Fjelde and Children." Burleigh County, Prairie Trails to Hi-Ways. Bismarck, N.D.: Bismarck-Mandan Genealogical and Historical Society, 1978. p. 55-56.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionH. Elaine Lindgren Photograph Collection 2008
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2008.116.57)
Digital IDrs010062
Original SourceSlide
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