Elling G. Mellem
(From HISTORY OF MITCHELL AND WORTH COUNTIES, IOWA, 1883, Page 634)
Elling G. Mellem, clerk of the district court, was born in Northwood, Worth Co., Iowa, Sept. 5, 1855. His father, Gulbrand Olson Mellem was the first settler in Worth county. Elling was brought up in the new county and enjoyed the meager advantages of the pioneer schools. In 1875 he attended Bayles Commercial College, at Keokuk, Iowa and graduated in 1876. In July, 1879, he married Gertrude Thompson. They have two children - Ellen G. and Theodore Bilman. Mr. Mellem was appoionted clerk of the district court, Jan. 6, 1883, to fill the vacany caused by the resignation of C. W. Clausen. Mr. and Mrs. Mellem are members of the Lutheran Church.
Transcribed by Gordon Felland, August 31, 2005