NameJohan “John” Pederson Myhre
Birth2 Jan 1839, Eiker, Norway
Death28 Aug 1895, Kindred, North Dakota
OccupationBlacksmith, brewer, railroad, farmer
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BirthKrodsherad, Buskerud, Norway
Death10 Apr 1868
ChildrenPeder John (Olaus) (1866-1941)
ChildrenChristian (<1879-)
 Albert (<1879-)
 Mathilde (<1879-)
 Inga (>1879-)
Notes for Johan “John” Pederson Myhre
“Myhre was one of the first blacksmiths in Spring Grove and lived in a log house across Highway 44, where Mrs. Amos Swenson now lives. Myhre must have purchased land from his father-in-law for building the brewery and cellar. In the 1870 census, his occupation is listed as “brewer.” This brewery was able to produce 15,000 gallons of beer in one year.

“In 1871, Rev. Styrk S. Reque was called as pastor to serve the Norwegian Lutheran Church at Spring Grove. It was largely because of his efforts in 1876 that the saloons in Spring Grove were voted out. Teman Gilbertson purchased the land and the brewery from Myhre, with the condition that the manufacture of beer be discontinued.

“Life after the brewery. Myhre’s wife died April 10, 1868. They had one son, Peder Olavus, born June 6, 1866, who became Register of Deeds in Wells County, N.D. Myhre married again, this time to Jorgine Glasrud, daughter of Christian and Bertie Marie Glasrud of Spring Grove. When the couple left Spring Grove in 1879 to settle on a farm west of Kindred, N.D., they had two sons, Christian and Albert, and a daughter, Mathilde. A daughter, Inga, was born in North Dakota. Myhre worked on a railroad, after which he farmed until he died Aug. 28, 1895.”

-- Bluff Country News, 27 May 2007 (in an account of a visit to Spring Grove by John Myhre’s great grandson Cal Myhre).
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