Title: Steven Harn Redman
Title: SOURCE: Kirk Z Nestaval letter 24Feb1992, Recipient: Steven Harn Redman,Author Address: 302 Park Ave., Grand Forks, ND 58203
Author: Kirk Zack Nestaval
Publication: 24 Feb 1992
Title: Social Security Death Index (b- 18Dec1891 d- Sep 1964 ND), Subject:Edward John Nestaval
Title: SOURCE: Jerry E Nestaval letter 26Mar1992, Recipient: Steven HarnRedman, Author Address: 1311 Bloyd St., Kelso, WA 98626
Author: Jerry Edward Nestaval
Publication: 26 Mar 1992
Continued: Following information was received from Jerry E. Nestaval on 3/1992: Edward John Nestaval was born in Montgomery, Minnesota on December 18,1891 to Josef and Anna Nestaval. Ed had a half brother, Frank, as wellas several brothers and sisters namely: Anna, Elizabeth, Mary, Emily,Jerry, Rose, Beatrice, Stella, and Genevieve. The family was ofCzechoslovakian descent. His father had immigrated to America, comingdirectly to Minnesota and settling on a farm two miles east ofMontgomery. His father had married Anna Nemec, who died seven yearslater. They had one son, Frank. Several years later he married AnnaFactor. Ed spoke Czech before learning to speak English. His parentsimmigrated to the United States because of political persecution. Ed graduated from Camby High School in Minnesota. He attended HarvardUniversity, Cambridge, Massachusetts and homesteaded south of Van Hook,ND in 1914. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War I from 1917 to1919. After his tour of duty he returned to his farm at Van Hook. Hespent the summers on his farm and in the winters he traveled with hisfriends, Art Larson, Charlie Holst, and Russell Ellis in a 1917 Model-TFord. Ed married Esther Alvina Halvorson on September 25, 1932 in Stanley,ND. Esther was of Norwegian descent and attended a Lutheran church. Edwas a Catholic until he converted to the Lutheran faith in Watford City,ND in 1944. They were happy to be blessed with five children: Hal Joe,Darlene Joan, Jerry Edward, Sara Ann, and Kirk Zack. Ed purchased the Henry Halvorson farm and returned to farming in 1944until 1956. The towns of Van Hook and Sanish had to be relocated due tothe flood waters from the Missouri River as a result of the Garrison DamProject in 1953. They moved to their new home in New Town, ND, at 3145th Street. From 1936 to 1939, he was employed with the Mountrail County Triple AOffice and for the Farm Security Administration. He was the McKenzieCounty Supervisor for the FSA from 1939 to 1944. Ed served as directorof the Farmer's Union Elevator at Van Hook, ND, and director ofMountrail County Rural Electrification Administration. He served asdirector on the Sanish-New Town Relocation Corporation and was a memberof the Bethel Lutheran Church. He served on the New Town City Council,was city auditor for a time, and was a life member of Beck ShervenAmerican Legion of New Town. Edward John Nestaval passed away at the Veteran's Hospital in Minot,North Dakota, on September 5, 1964. His family was with him. He waslaid to rest at the New Town Cemetery. Ed had brown hair and browneyes.
Note: listed as 5 years old.
Note: lists born Dec 1891 in Minnesota, 8 years old at last birthday
Note: list as 19 years old in Minnesota, single
Note: E.D. 76, sheet 2.
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