Biography of Andrew H. Wije of Moorehead Minnesota

Andrew H. Wije, a successful real estate dealer in Moorhead, Minnesota, was born in Norway and immigrated to the United States in 1879. After establishing himself in Moorhead, he ventured into the merchandise business before serving as register of deeds and abstractor of Clay County. Following his four consecutive terms in office, he transitioned to the real estate business, where he has thrived. Despite personal tragedy, including the loss of his wife in 1895, Wije remains actively involved in politics and various social organizations.

Andrew H. Wije, of the firm of Wije & LaValley, real estate dealers of Moorhead, was born in Bergen, Norway, on April 1, 1858. He was educated in the public and high schools of his native town, and at the age of nineteen he came to America and located first in Eau Claire, Wis., where he remained from 1879 to 1882, coming to Moorhead in the fall of that year. He engaged in the general merchandise business and followed it for some six years. Well educated, ambitious and business-like, he became one of the popular men about town, and in 1888 was elected to the office of register of deeds and abstractor of Clay County, and held the same by re-election for four consecutive terms, and at the expiration of his last term he embarked in the real estate business, which he has since conducted successfully.

Mr. Wije is an active Republican in politics, is a member of the Commercial Club of Moorhead, the Royal Arcanum, and the Modern Woodmen of America.

In 1891 he was married to Miss Helen Kjorstad, of Eau Claire, Wis., who died in 1895, leaving one child, Reuel.


C.F. Cooper & Company, History of the Red River Valley, Past And Present: Including an Account of the Counties, Cities, Towns And Villages of the Valley From the Time of Their First Settlement And Formation, volumes 1-2; Grand Forks: Herald printing company, 1909.

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