From History of Reedsburg and the Upper Baraboo Valley, by Merton Edwin Krug, Publ. February 1929 by the author. Printed by Democrat Printing Company, Madison, Wis., Page 469
Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Kjorstad. Mr. Harry E. Kjorstad, Attorney for the City of Reedsburg, was born at Black River Falls, Wis., March 9, 1889, son of Hans I. and Petra (Erickson) Kjorstad, natives of Norway. His early years were spent in that place, which has been the home of his parents since 1880, and where his widowed mother still resides. There he attended the Black River Falls High School, after which, in 1908-09, pursing a course in academic work. In 1910-11-12, he studied law in the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, graduating in 1913. From 1913 until 1918 he practiced law in the law office of Doerfler, Green and Abender of Milwaukee, and was there located when the war broke out.
In April 1918, he was drafted into the U. S. Army, and entered the service as a private in the infantry at Camp Grant, and was shortly after raised to the rank of corporal, and later to that of sergeant, in that division of the army. On July 6, 1918, he was sent to Camp Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky, where he received the commission of second lieutenant, Battery D, 2nd Battalion, U. S. Artillery, and remained in that capacity until his discharge, Dec. 11, 1918.
On February 1st, following, our subject came to Reedsburg and entered into the law firm of Bohn and Kjorstad, which firm was dissolved Jan. 1, 1927. Since then Mr. Kjorstad has had a practice of his own. In May 1923 he was elected City Attorney of Reedsburg, in which capacity he still serves.
On April 28, 1923, he was united in marriage to Miss Lydia F. Rinkenberger of Chicago. This lady was born Sept. 4, 1889, in that city, daughter of Albert and Theresa Rinkenberger.
Mr. Kjorstad's rise to a position of prominence in local affairs has been steady. He is a member of the Library Board and the City Utility Commission, and for a year and a half was Commander of the Charles Fuhrman Post of the American Legion. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and of the Masonic Lodge, and Mrs. Kjorstad is affiliated with the Eastern Star.
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