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Biography of William H. Diemert of Moorhead, Minnesota

William H. Diemert, wholesale liquor dealer, of Moorhead, Minnesota, ranks among the leading business men of the city. He is a native of Canada, and was born there on June 15, 1873, the son of Andrew and Rosalia Diemert, who emigrated from Germany to America many years ago, and settled first in Canada, where they lived for several years, and in 1878 they moved to Georgetown, Clay county, Minnesota, where Mr. Diemert was for a time engaged with the Hudson Bay Company, and subsequently took up a tract of government land and commenced the life of a farmer near the …

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Biography of W. H. Davy of Moorhead, Minnesota

W. H. Davy, capitalist and mayor of the city of Moorhead, Minnesota, the subject of this sketch, was born and educated at Bath, Ontario, Canada. In 1864 he engaged in the grocery business in Chicago and at the close of the war he returned to Canada, where he remained until 1869, when he came to Duluth, Minnesota, and from there made his first visit to the Red River Valley in 1871, and being so well impressed with the future of the Red River country, he returned in 1873 and took up his permanent residence in Moorhead. He was employed as …

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Biography of Daniel C. Darrow, M. D. of Moorhead, Minnesota

Daniel C. Darrow, M. D., president of the Moorhead Hospital, is one of the leading surgeons of the Red River valley. He was born in Neenah, Wisconsin, on January 4, 1850, and came from New England ancestry. His parents were Daniel C. and Isabella (Murray) Darrow, both born and reared in New York state, and moved to Wisconsin in the year 1846, when the country was new and the principal industry was farming and trading with the Indians. They settled on a farm in Winnebago county, where they endured for years the usual privations of pioneer life and spent the …

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Biography of Solomon G. Comstock of Moorhead, Minnesota

Solomon G. Comstock, one of the most prominent citizens of the Red River valley, was born in Penobscot county, Maine, May 9, 1842, and was raised on the farm where he remained until he reached his majority. He obtained an academic education and well prepared for the struggle of life in which he has played an active part. Mr. Comstock read law and was admitted to the bar of Douglas county, Nebraska, in 1869, and for two years following, practiced at the bar of Omaha. In the fall of 1871 he came to the Red River valley and located in …

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Biography of Hans H. Aaker of Moorhead, Minnesota

Hans H. Aaker, proprietor of Aaker’s Business College, was born on a farm near Ridgeway, Iowa, on the 16th day of April, 1862. His father, Hans O. Aaker, was born in Sauland, Telemarken, Norway, in 1825. He emigrated to Winneshiek county, Iowa, where he was one of the early settlers and for fifty years a prominent and well to do farmer. Ragnild Aaker (nee Gutehus), the mother of H. H. Aaker, was born in Hjertdal, Telemarken, Norway, and was married to Hans O. Aaker just before his emigration to this country. Young Aaker received a good primary education and entered …

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