Biography of Tobias R. Tobiason of Hatton North Dakota

Tobias R. Tobiason, born March 16, 1854, in Winneshiek County, Iowa, moved to North Dakota in 1879. He served as a teacher, farmer, and local official, including postmaster of Hatton from 1900. Tobiason was educated at Lutheran College and Breckenridge Institute. He married Josephine Anderson in 1883 and, after her death, Olive Bye in 1895, with whom he had eight children.

Tobias R. Tobiason, Hatton, North Dakota, was born in Winneshiek County, Iowa, on March 16, 1854. His parents were Roland and Mary Tobiason, who were natives of Norway and came to the United States in 1851.

Tobias R. received a good education at the Lutheran College and Breckenridge Institute in Decorah, Iowa. He taught school from 1871-1880, came to North Dakota in March 1879, and followed farming for many years. He has held numerous local offices, including justice and treasurer for twenty years continuously. In 1900, he was appointed postmaster at Hatton, North Dakota, and is still holding the office. He is a member of the Hatton Commercial Club. He was married to Miss Josephine Anderson in 1883, who died, and in 1895, he married Miss Olive Bye and has a family of eight children.


C.F. Cooper & Company, History of the Red River Valley, Past And Present: Including an Account of the Counties, Cities, Towns And Villages of the Valley From the Time of Their First Settlement And Formation, volumes 1-2; Grand Forks: Herald printing company, 1909.

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