Above photo: Northwood Park, Northwood ND, Summer 1965

Nils Marie Meland Family in 1942

(~1940) Pictured Left to Right: Seated: Nils Meland, Reuben Meland, June (Meland) Tangen, Marie (Olson) Meland.
Standing: Muriel (Meland) Olson, Noren Meland, Donald Meland, Wesley Meland, Helen (Arline) (Meland) Kenny, Verna (Meland) McNeil.

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Muriel Olson Memorial Service

Muriel E Olson Memorial Service

July 28, 2020
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Roald and May in ND 2019

A little American history

March 30, 2020

A little American history. (From Roald Petter Aarbekk in Norway) Written on March 27, 2020 Bertheus Olson traveled to America in 1887 with his brother and sister. Two years later he got his wife Anna and daughter Signe Kristine over to America. Bertheus was a good and hard working family father, my mother Kristofa used…

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Roald and May in ND 2019

New data from Roald in Norway

March 10, 2020

5-familiesl.bok-Ole-og-Mett   5-familiesl.bok-Ole-og-Mett Also some pictures from Roald:

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Travel from Norway in 1892

June 21, 2019

The following was provided by Roald Petter Aarbekk America Travel 1892 In the church book for Hol / Tjeldsund in Lødingen, Norway one can read that one company of 10 people take out certificate of relocation to North Dakota in the United States May 20, 1892. The people are: 1. Petter Jentoft Larsen born 1865…

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Muriel and June in Norway

Message from Roald Petter Aarbekk

June 17, 2019

Hi Melands family. Here is my grandmother’s American history in 1892 and pictures from visiting about 1985. My wife and I now travel to North Dakota in July to see my family’s emigration site 127 years ago. Muriel and June in Norway (about 1985) Also see the family tree information here: Familieslektsbok Ole og Mette…

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Donald Meland Memorial Service

January 17, 2016

Friday, January 15th, 2016 Larimore, ND

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Paul Zachary Britney Michaela McKenzie Brady

Fun day at Long Lake in MN

June 15, 2015

We had a fun day at Long Lake near Vergus, MN at Scott and Cindy’s Lake Cabin. Mitch, Britney, and Zachary were visiting from AZ. Reuben and Aldene, Jeff and Susan and Paul, and Jerry and Kay Flom were also there along with Scott, Cindy, Michaela, McKenzie, and Brady Meland…

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Muriel Verna Noren at Arny memorial service

Muriel, Verna, and Noren

November 9, 2014

Muriel, Verna, and Noren at Arnold McNeal’s memorial service in Larimore, ND on November 6, 2014

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Arnold McNeal Memorial Service

November 8, 2014

Arnie’s memorial service on Thursday, November 6, 2014 in Larimore, ND.

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Nils Meland Homestead

January 2, 2014


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Boston Trip August 2013 Jeff Susan Paul

August 16, 2013

A short video of some of our Boston trip. Paul attended Berklee College of Music Five Week Music Program.

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paul meland MN All State Jazz 2013

MN All State Jazz Band MMEA in Mpls Feb 15, 2013

March 16, 2013

Susan, Paul, and I (Jeff) went to Minneapolis on this weekend in February 2013. Paul was in the Minnesota All State Jazz Ensemble for 2012-2013. This was the performance at the Minnesota Music Educators Association conference at the convention center. We had a lot of fun that weekend. We walked for miles through the skyways…

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The passenger manuscript from the SS Baltic sailing from Liverpool England to New York, april 2nd, 1910 check out line 10. It is Nils Meland, from Stavanger, his sponsor is in Leeds, ND. (Picture Found by Rick Meland)

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