Sidney and Parts East
More Migrating Norwegians – Rudie Ranch
May 27, 2020
In 1905 the first Rudie, named Eivind, followed a route similar to that we described recently for the Borgs: to Liverpool; to Hull, Canada; train to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; train to MonDak, Montana; ferry across the Missouri to Java; finally to Fairview. Our friends in his home country say the name certainly should be "Rudi," but in most references the family picked up an extra letter in this country, and who are we to deprive them of it?
For reasons unknown, just two years later, in 1907, Eivind had had enough of Montana, sold his farm to Nils Rudie, and returned to Norway. Nils should...