Carl Hill

Carl and Bertha Hill

Carl A. Hill was born at Mondovi, Wisconsin on July 17, 1895. He came to Roseglen, North Dakota with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hill, in 1903, when he was eight years old.

Bertha Sonstenes came to the United States from Lom, Norway, after which she spent about four years in the eastern part of North Dakota, before coming to Roseglen in 1914. She stayed with friends for two years and, when the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation land was opened to homesteading, she filed a homestead claim on a quarter of land southwest of Roseglen, which was then Batesville Township.

On November 8, 1916, Bertha and Carl were married in Washburn, North Dakota. They continued farming, and also built a new home for themselves. Having no children of their own, they adopted two boys in 1928: Lloyd and Duane, who were brothers, and raised them.

Mr. and Mrs. Hill left their farm in the 1940s because of Carl's poor health. He passed away in January of 1946. When the Golden Jubilee book was published in 1967, Bertha was living in Minot, North Dakota, where she owned a home.

Lloyd Hill married June Haugen, and they lived on the home place until 1954, when they moved to Garrison, and later to Minot, where they were living in 1967. They had seven children: Marelyn, Caroline, Barbara, Alan, Marla, Robert, and Michael.

Duane Hill married Joan Rockwell, and they were living in San Pedro, California in 1967. They had two children: Pamela and Bryan.