Halvor A. Storlie
Opdal, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
From Biographical History of Lyon County, published 1912.
Halvor Storlie is the owner of over 200 acres of the fertile soil of Shelburne township and is one of the precinct's substantial farmers. He has lived in the county a quarter of a century. His farm is in the southwestern corner of the county, a couple of miles south of Florence.
Mr. Storlie is a native of Opdal, Trondheim, Norway and was born January 27, 1866. Until after reaching his majority he lived in his native land, attending school and working at farm labor. He came to the United States in 1887 and direct to Lyon County, arriving in the county October 12. Prior to 1893, Mr. Storlie worked for the farmers of Shelburne township; then he purchased land on section 28, of that township, broke out a part of it, and started in business for himself. Soon after he traded that farm for one of 100 acres on section 32, and there he has ever since lived. He added to his holdings in January, 1910, by the purchase of over 10 acres. Mr. Storlie raises Percheron and Norman horses, Shorthorn cattle, and Poland China Pigs.
For the past seven years, Mr. Storlie has been a member of the Board of Supervisors of his township. was a director of school district #57 for six years, and was road overseer three years. He is a member of the Norwegian Lutheran Church of Florence and is treasurer of the church society.
Our subject's father, Arnt O. Storlie, died in the old country in 1883; his mother still lives in Opdal. The children of the family are Sakarias, Christian A., and Maret (Mrs. Andrew Sanden) of Lyon County, and Ole and John of Norway.
H.A. Storlie and Maret Bakke were married in Shelburne township on April 15, 1897 by Rev. H. Aanestead. Mrs. Storlie was born in Norway on August 2, 1875,the daughter of Severt O. and Guri (Standsddtr) Bakke. The family came to America in 1883, lived in Yellow Medicine County until 1891 and since that date have resided in Lac Qui Parle County. Besides Mrs. Storlie, there were more children, all living in Lac Qui Parle, but one child, Ole, Oliver of St. Johns, Oregon; Robert, John, Ragna (Mrs. James Ravang). Hilda, Olga (Mrs. William Wilson), Lena, Mena, and Gena.
Mr. and Mrs. Storlie have two children; Orla Gervarda, born July 30, 1908 and Arnold Sherman, born August 19, 1911.
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