David J. Kalland was born December 2, 1849, the son of Johannes and Brita Fyllingslid.  He assumed the name Kalland from the place where he worked for many years.  He was united in marriage to Anna Fyllingslee in October 1874.  Anna was born at Kalland Stamnes Hella, February 2, 1852.  They operated a small farm.  Four of their children were born in Norway.  

  1. The oldest son, John died in Norway and was buried at Stamnes Lutheran Church.  
  2. The three children, Ole
  3. John
  4. Bertha

accompanied their parents to America in 1885.  They came to Greenfield Township, Griggs County, where they homesteaded on the SE quarter of Section Twenty-six.  This is the home place of Mr. and Mrs. BENNIE KALLAND.

The children born to the Kallands in America were: 

  1. Beata
  2. Dora Marie
  3. Melvin Bertin
  4. Carl
  5. Melvin David
  6. Bennie

The children were all born in the sod house.  Joe married Caroline Kaastad from Dale Kvam, Norway.  They had one daughter, Andina (Mrs. Melvin Haugen).

Dora was married to Ole O. Kaastad.  They had four daughters, Mrs. Alma Jenson, Mrs. Olga Ludwig, Odelia (Mrs. Arvid Kalvik), and Grace Kaastad.  Grace passed away in 1938.

David Kalland passed away in 1914 and Anna Kalland passed away in 1931.

Blessed be their memory.

Source: Griggs County History 1879 - 1976  Page 302


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