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Title: Theodore Kopseng
Dates: ca. 1941

Collection Number: 00034

Quantity: 12 items

Abstract: Ranching scenes in the badlands, including Amidon (N.D.). Also includes images of a roundhouse in Wishek (N.D.).

Provenance: The collection was likely donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by Ted Kopseng as part of the Ted and Louise Kopseng Papers (MSS 10211) in January 1972.

Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.
Copyrights: Copyrights to materials in this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs.  Researchers should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94-553, Title 17, U.S. Code and an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is needed.
Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.       

Related Collections:
00167 Ted Kopseng     
MSS 10211 Ted and Louise Kopseng

Biographical Sketch
From the Bismarck Tribune, Thursday April 26, 1990

Theodore S. Kopseng, 85, 1015 N. Third St., died April 24, 1990, in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Hesel Hendrickson officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bismarck. A Masonic service will be held at 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Mr. Kopseng was born Aug. 14, 1904 near Harvey. He was raised and educated near Harvey. He took courses in Grain Elevator Management and commerce at North Dakota Agricultural College and took accounting courses in the U.S. Army at Savana (Ill.). He managed grain elevators in the Devils Lake area and later represented Minneapolis grain commission companies. He married Louise Hanson on Jan. 4, 1944 at Bismarck. He served in the U.S. Army 259th Ordnance Co. during World War II. He had grain elevator interests at Clifton, Woodworth and Tuttle, and owned and operated ranches at Pettibone and Tuttle and a farm in Drake. He was later active in the apartment business in Bismarck. He suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease and had been confined to nursing homes since 1983.

He served on the State Historical Society Board and sang with El Zagal Shrine Plainsmen. He was a charter member and past president of the Missouri Slope Chapter of the Izaak Walton League, charter member of the Apple Creek Country Club, member of the American Legion, Masons, and the Trinity Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Donna Engel and Karen von Witte, both of New York City; one son, Loren, Bismarck; and five grandchildren.


00034-00001       Driving steers down at Annual Dakota Roundup on Logging Camp Ranch, Amidon (N.D.) Photo by Stegner, Colorado Springs (Colo.)         
00034-00002       Moving cattle Annual Dakota Roundup Logging Camp Ranch, Amidon (N.D.) Photo by Stegner, Colorado Springs (Colo.)
00034-00003       Pushing cattle Annual Dakota Roundup Logging Camp Ranch, Amidon (N.D.) Photo by Stegner, Colorado Springs (Colo.)
00034-00004       Ranch hands on Annual Dakota Roundup Logging Camp Ranch, Amidon (N.D.) Photo by Stegner, Colorado Springs (Colo.)
00034-00005       Crossing Little Missouri River Annual Dakota Roundup Logging Camp Ranch, Amidon (N.D.) Photo by Stegner, Colorado Springs (Colo.)
00034-00006       Large group at Stump Lake, Lakota (N.D.)
00034-00007      Dakota Roundup Annual Logging Camp Ranch Amidon (N.D.) 1970 photo by Bill Snyder Films
00034-00008       Roundhouse, Wishek (N.D.), July 2, 1941
00034-00009       Children on mule in front of barn 1900
00034-00010       Two mules and one steer pulling wagon 1900
00034-00011       Cypert Park, Bismarck (N.D.)
00034-00012       Eugene (Shem) Otto

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