Ole Frosaker was my dad’s dad’s dad. He emigrated from Norway in 1883, when he was just 4 years old. I wasn’t able to find where he first landed stateside (perhaps Dad knows…?). He ended up in North Dakota where he bought an automobile dealership with his brother in 1921. This dealership – which became Frosaker Motors – was a successful business for him and later my grandpa.
I wonder what kinds of stories Ole told… He lived almost a century – from 1869 until 1962. I’m not even sure what kind of a man he was. I will need to ask my dad about what he remember of his grandfather. I wish that immigrants in those days tried harder to hold onto their cultures – I think it is such a shame that they gave into the ‘melting pot’ idea that was so popular at the time. I would love to know Norwegian or at least know more about the Norwegian culture.