Anders Markusson Dyrdal is the older brother of my g-grandfather Sjur. The picture is of him and his wife. It was taken sometime before 1894, the year he died, and sent to me by a good-hearted person in Norway. As was the custom Anders inherited the Dyrdal farm when his father died. This being one of the reasons why my g-grandfather Sjur decided to come to America. Anders had two sons Nels (Nils) and Berge. Both immigrated to the United States going to Goodhue County where Sjur was living and later Berge went to South Dakota. My father tells that his father bought his farm in the 1900's using money he borrowed from Nels.