Guide to the John Storseth Biography, undated  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Kitsap County Historical Society
Guide to the John Storseth Biography
undated (inclusive)
1 File (1 folder)
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A brief biography of John Storseth (1863-1946), an immigrant from Hemne, Norway, who became a successful businessman and community leader in Poulsbo, Washington.
Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue South
Tacoma, Washington
Telephone: 253-535-7586
Fax: 253-535-7315
Access Restrictions

This collection is available for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

John Storseth was born in Hemne, Norway in 1863. He was educated at a nearby school, eventually attending Seminar and becoming a teacher. He taught at Vinje-ora, where he opened a private school for children and was an active member of the community. After completing time with the military, he immigrated to Victoria, B. C. and began work as a carpenter. In 1889, he moved to Seattle and purchased a small plot in Poulsbo. He continued his carpentry work in Seattle as he settled his homestead, eventually marrying and starting a logging business. This business flourished and expanded greatly, and John Storseth became known as a community leader in Poulsbo. He died there in 1946, and was survived by his son Peter.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of an excerpt of a book published by the Kitsap County Historical Society giving a brief biographical sketch of John Storseth. Also included is a printed page from the PLU library catalogue for John Storseth's book Djævelskap.

Storseth, John. 1933. Djaevelskap. [Tacoma, Wash.]: [Puget Sound Pub. Co.].

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Archives and Special Collections Department at Pacific Lutheran University. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish or quote from (the collection) must be submitted to the University Archivist. The reader must also obtain permission from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

John Storseth Biography, SIEmss_109, Archives and Special Collections, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98447

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Storseth's book was presented by the Kitsap County Historical Society.


Djævelskap: træsnit av Old Sunde

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Great Fire, Seattle, Wash., 1889
  • Logging
  • Norway--Emigration and immigration
  • Norwegian Americans

Personal Names

  • Storseth, John
  • Sunde, Ole

Corporate Names

  • Kitsap County Historical Society

Geographical Names

  • Hemnes herad (Norway)
  • Kitsap County (Wash.)
  • Poulsbo (Wash.)
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Victoria (B.C.)

Form or Genre Terms

  • Biographies


  • Carpenters
  • Loggers
  • Teachers

Titles within the Collection

  • Djævelskap: træsnit av Old Sunde