|Title||Ivar Ravnaas harvesting |
|Date of Original||1932 |
|Creator||Burkum, Lester, 1912-2001|
|Creator Role||Photographer |
|Description||A view of Ingvald Ivarson Ravnaas harvesting wheat. A team of six horses pulls the harvesting machinery, with Ivar Ravnaas riding on top. In the distance on the right is a barn and a tree line. |
Agricultural machinery & implements
|Personal Name||Ravnass, Ingvald Ivarson, 1885-1963|
Wells County (N.D.)
|Item Number||MM8 |
|Format of Original||Photographic prints|
|Dimensions of Original||7 x 12 cm. |
|Transcription||"Ivar Ravnaas Harvest, 1932"--Handwritten below photograph in photo album. |
|Notes||This photograph was in a photograph album owned by Lester Burkum. |
|Biography/History||Ingvald Ivarson Ravnaas, the second oldest of 12 children, was born in Sigdal, Norway, on Feb. 18, 1885 to Ivar Ivarson Lillemoen and Karen Ivarsdatter Øverby. In 1903, along with his cousins Ole, Gunhild and Lars Reistad, Ingvald immigrated to America. He sailed on the steamship Saxonia, which departed from Liverpool, England, and on June 25, 1903, they landed in Boston. Ingvald filed his Declaration of Intent, or "first papers", for naturalization on June 29, 1906 in Stark County, N.D. In November of 1909, Ingvald filed papers with the Bureau of Land Management for a land patent in Adams County, North Dakota. His cousin, Lars Reistad filed papers for acreage in the same section. On March 3, 1911, Ingvald was married to Olida Johanna Berve at her parents' home in rural Manfred. Ingvald farmed and was also active in the community. He served as township supervisor for many years and was a member of the Farmers Union and Sons of Norway. He played fiddle, and was also active in Sigdalslaget, an organization of immigrants whose roots are in Sigdal, Norway. He and his family belonged to Vang Lutheran Church in Manfred. Ingvald spoke of returning to Norway but was never able to fulfill that dream. He died on April 1, 1963. Olida remained in their Manfred home until her death April 13, 1969. |
|Repository Institution||Manfred Heritage Museum|
|Repository Collection||Manfred Heritage Museum Photograph Collection|
|Credit Line||Manfred Heritage Museum, Manfred, N.D. (MM8) |
|Rights Management||Copyright status unknown. |
|Ordering Information||Manfred Heritage Museum |
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|Grant||NHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08 |
|Digital ID||dmMM8 |