1921 Yearbook Translations
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Yearbook – Page 5
5-1 Erik Anderson
New Richmond WI
changed from Erik A. Næsbakken. Born
on Næsbakken, Brandbu,
Hadeland on January 27, 1862. Emigration:
1883, landing in Philadelphia Residences:
New Richmond, WI for 25 years; Amery Wisconsin for 3 years. Occupation:
Anders Johnsen Ellefsrud (died November 7, 1883) and Berte Andersdatter Næsbakken
(born 1827, died August 4, 1910)
5-2 John G Anderson
: RFD 1, Box 13
changed from Johan Guttormsen. Born
in Gran June 16, 1859 Emigration:
Spring 1874. Residence:
Mitchell County, IA. Occupation:
The United Norwegian Lutheran Church.
Karen G. Liaker on March 6, 1885. Children:
Gustav, 27; Gina Lovise, deceased; Julius, 22; Lise 19; Anders, 17; all born in
Mitchell County. Parents:
Guttorm Andersen (born in Gran, died in America Feb. 9, 1904) and Johanne
Gulbrandsdatter Saug (born in Gran, died in America August 14, 1906). Siblings:
Christ Anderson, Buffalo Center IA; Randi Halvorson, Buffalo Center IA; Mrs.
John Olson, Osage IA. Paternal Grandparents:
Anders Saug and Wife. Maternal
Grandparents: Gulbrand Ulverud
and Rønne Jakobsdtr. Father’s
siblings: Christen & Nils
Skjervem Braaten & Mari Bakken, all deceased.
May 19, 1844 on Dokkebrätten or Sørum in southwest Gran.
the “Christiania” June 18 1867, landing in Quebec September 27. Residences:
Lafayette County WI, Sioux County IA, Hudson SD Occupation:
The United Norwegian Lutheran Church. Married
Christine Olsen Dalen in April, 1875.
Clara Regina Heier, April 9, 1875; Oscar Edward Anderson, March 1, 1877; Amanda
Othelia Gilman, March 24, 1879; Casper Melvin Anderson, February 11, 1881; Sørine
Pauline Anderson, March 21, 1883; Elmer Cornelius Anderson, July 28, 1889; Thea
Antoinette Anderson, December 21, 1890. All born in Sioux County, Iowa. Parents:
Anders Abrahamsen … (born) March 10, 1804 and Rønnaug Thoresdrtr, born on Sørum
in Gran August 12, 1811. Siblings:
Thor Anderson, Hudson SD, born August 27, 1839; Abraham Anderson, Hudson SD,
born August 27, 1841; Kjersti Andersdtr, Flaxton ND, born June 4, 1848.
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September 12, 1887 in Brandbu. Emigration: April 20, 1905 on “Hellig Olaf”, landing in New York May 1st.
Sheyenne ND, 1910; since then Mayville ND. Occupation:
January 1, 1914 to Corrine Inga Elken.
Farmer Iver J Alm, born on “Majors Alm” in Hadeland, the Skaug farm, Gran
and Anne Eriksdtr. Siblings:
Kirsti married Anders Grini; Lærer,
Gran; Ingebjørg, Thorstein, Tron and Gulbrand all on Skaug in Gran. Paternal grandparents:
Jens Alm and Kirsti Alm on “Majors Alm”.
Erik and Ingeborg Molstad, Tingelstad.
Born on Kjølvegen in Brandbu. Emigration: With parents in 1867. Residences: Spring Grove, Houston County MN; Freeborn County MN; Davenport ND since 1879. Occupation: Businessman
Born on Høgbroten, Lunner, Hadeland on September 1, 1862. Emigration: With parents in 1871 aboard “Munchen” landing in Quebec on June 1. Residences: Spring Grove MN, 2 years; Winona County MN, 1 year; Pickwick Valley, 4 years; in North Dakota since 1877. Occupation: Farmer. Church affiliation: Norwegian Synod. Married Kaia P Kortgard on June 11, 1884. Children: Carl Rudolf, 1885; Hilma Mathilda, born 1886, died 1887; Hilma Mathilda, 1888; Palmer Belvin,1892; Philip Morris, 1894; Harry Leonard, 1896; Arthur Gilman, 1899; Cornelia Ruth, 1902; Nina Pearl, 1904; Therese Rosella, 1907. Parents: Christopher Anderson Lunderbakken, Lunner, Hadeland and Randi Christiansdatter. Siblings: Mrs. A G Steelhammer, Silverton OR; Mrs. John Haugh, died 1912 in Camrose, Canada; Mrs. Ole G. Foss, Walcott ND; Anton Anderson, Comstock MN; Jørgen Anderson, Mayville ND. Paternal grandparents: Anders Lunderbakken and (?). Father’s brothers: Tron Anderson, Lac qui Parle County MN, deceased; Hans Ostenmarken, tailor, Hadeland; Per Anderson, Montevideo MN
Name changed from Erik Badstua
Almseie. Born April 3, 1859 on Dvergsteneie.
Emigration: With family June 8, 1893 on the steamship
“Island”, Tingvalla Line, arriving in New York on June 23.
Residences: Watson MN, 6 years; Randall, MN
Occupation: Railroad Worker,
Farmer. Married Lisa Mathea
Martinson (born on Dyrueie, West
Toten) December 24, 1863. Children:
Hilda, September 5, 1885; Ole, December 8, 1887; Martin, May 12, 1890; Johanne,
December 15, 1893; Edwin, February 29, 1896; Lena, February 9, 1902; Henry,
1904; Alice, October 25, 1906; and 3 who died as
(born 1829 on Solbergeie and died in Chippewa County MN 1915) and Johanne Hansdatter
(born 1832 on Dvergstenhagen and died 1896).
Siblings: Randi, married Even Svenrud, Morrison County MN; Marie, married
John Moe, Montevideo MN; Hans, married Anne Kanten, Binford ND; Marthea married
Erik Rekstad (Braaten), Chippewa County MN; Oline, married John Olson, Morrison
County MN; Johanne, married Henry Paulsrud, New England, Hettinger County, ND.
Paternal grandparents: Erik Eriksen from Valders and Ragnhild Olsdatter,
grandparents: Hans Pederson Lønthul and Marte Johansdatter Dverstenhagen.
Paternal grandparents: Erik Eriksen from Valders and Ragnhild Olsdatter, Raasbraaten. Maternal grandparents: Hans Pederson Lønthul and Marte Johansdatter Dverstenhagen.
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on Dvergsten-Brenna on September 7, 1864. Grew up on Pladsen Badstua owned by the Alm farm.
May 7, 1885
arriving in Watson MN on June 2. Residences:
Watson until 1903, moved to ND – first McHenry County for 2 ½ years, then
settled in Binford. Occupation: Master
Born in Jevnaker, Hadeland on December 22, 1861.
Emigration: 1880, through New York.
Residences: Norwegian Grove, Ottertail County MN since the spring of
1880, moving to Ramsey County (ND) in 1883. Occupation:
Farmer. Member of the ND
legislature 1906-1912; held other official offices.
Born March 17, 1862 on Blegen, Brandbu. Emigration:
May 5, 1884 aboard
“Australic” landing in New York on May 28.
Residences: New Richmond Wi, 1 ½ years; ½ year in Ironwood MI; the rest
of the time in Hudson WI.
Occupation: Construction carpentere and distributor of materials for the
repair of railroad cars, etc. in the Omaha Railroad repair shop in Hudson from
1888 to April 1908; bookkeeper for “St. Croix County’s Cooperative Company
Store” in Hudson from August 1908 until August 1, 1911, named by Governor
McGovern since 1911 as “Deputy Oil Inspector for District No. 23” in
Wisconsin; since 1914 member of the local schoolboard.
Church: Unitarian Church.
Schooling: Public elementary, junior and senior high schools (in Norway).
19, 1895 to Josephine Emilie Kolstad at the Askim parsonage in Østfold County.
Children: Constance Helene, born October 17,
1903 in Hudson. Parents:
Olson Blegen( farmer, born January 31, 1829 on North Blegen, Brandbu)and Kari
Larsdater Blegen (born on Blegen in 1833). Siblings: Ole
A. Blegen, 209 N Ditman Street, Los Angeles, CA; Anton A. Bleken, Bleiken
Station, Norway. Half-brothers: Carl A Bleken, Julius A. Bleken, Bleiken
Station, Norway.Paternal Grandparents: Ole Anderson
Blegen and Gulbjør Anderson Blegen. Maternal Grandparents: Lars Madsen Blegen
and Anne Larsdatter. Memberships:
One of the founders of Hjelpeforeningen Norden (the
Norwegian Assistance Association) in Hudson on September 1, 1886.
The Unitarian Congregation in 1889, of the “Independent Order of Odd Fellows,
Independent Order of Good Templars,” Sons of Norway, Scandinavian-American
Fraternity, Hudson Ski Club of the Hadeland Lag. Together with two others, named
by President Walby to delivery the Hadeland Mindegave (memorial gift) to
Hadeland in 1914.
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Forest City, Iowa:
Winnebago County-R. 3, Box 47
Born June 19,
1844 on Skøienmarko, Lunner, Jevnaker. Emigration:
Landed in Quebec on May 28, 1870. Residences: First, 4 years in Postville,
Allamakee County; next 9 years in Mitchell County, since then in Winnebago
County. Occupation: Blacksmith.
Marte Olsdatter from Aail in Gran on February 21, 1881. She died in 1912.
Children: 5 boys and 3 girls, 1 girl deceased.
Parents: Bertel Knudgsen and Kjersti Pedersdatter. Paternal Grandparents:
Knud Christofferson and Gulbjør Bertelsdtr, Kalvajø. Maternal Grandparents:
Peder Pedersen and Kari Olsdatter Rustad, Flaten.
Born on Kjørvenvohlen in Lunner on January 5, 1874.
15, 1895 aboard “Javania” landing in Boston on April 1.
Residences: Forest City, Iowa.
Church:The United Norwegian Lutheran Church.
Married in 1895 to Gustav Bartlesen. Children: Ida Kristine, 16; Carl
Anton, 15; Clara Fredrikke, 13; Georg Barthel, 10; Harald Otto, 8; Ethel Marie,
6; Helga Cecilie, 4; Olga Margrete, 2. Parents:
Olsen Kjørvenhagen and Kari Hansen Molstad. Siblings: Hans Wold, Grina
Station; Konrad, Sigvard, Otto and Georg Wold,
Lunner Station. Thora Iversen Kongelt, Lunner Station.
Grandparents: Ole Kjørvenhagen and Fredrikke Bisgaard.
Father’s siblings: Torsten and
Anders Melrud, Norway, both deceased; Else, lives in Minnesota. Maternal Grandparents: Hans Paulsen Bjøralt and Karen Pedersdtr.
siblings: Paul Hansen Engen, Lunner; Peter Hansen, Ransfjorden; Edvard Hansen,
Paternal Grandparents: Ole Kjørvenhagen and Fredrikke Bisgaard. Father’s siblings: Torsten and Anders Melrud, Norway, both deceased; Else, lives in Minnesota. Maternal Grandparents: Hans Paulsen Bjøralt and Karen Pedersdtr. Mother’s siblings: Paul Hansen Engen, Lunner; Peter Hansen, Ransfjorden; Edvard Hansen, Kissefos.
From Gran. Original name: Syver E. Narverud, from a farm owned by
Hvamstad. Born on August 16, 1862. Emigration: May 7, 1880. Residences: Until 1882, Brown County
MN; until 1884 Trail County ND; since then Grand Forks County ND.
Occupation: Farmer. Church:
The United Norwegian Lutheran Church.
Married Ingeborg Pedersdatter
Grina (born June 7, 1876 in Ottertail County MN) on June 1 1895. Children: Edvin, 18; Mina, 16;
Stella, 9; Bertine, 7; Peder, 5; Mathilda, 3; Alek, 1. Parents: Erik Erikson
(born on Bjørtomt in Skrukkelien in 1817, emigrated to America in 1880 and died
in Trail County ND October 1, 1907) and Berte Maria P Lundberg( born 1825).
Siblings: Farmer Peder E. Bjerke, Fosston MN; Farmer Ole E. Bjerke,
Hatton ND; Farmer Louis E. Bjerke, Hatton ND; Farmer Edvard E. Bjerke, Hatton
ND; Anne Vinløss, Sharon, ND; Mathe Lien, Blaisdell, ND.
Born January 8, 1849 in Tingelstad, Gran, Hadeland.
Emigration: 1866 aboard sailing ship “Nymphen”, arriving in McGregor
Iowa on June 28. Residences:
Fayette County, IA, 9 years; Lincoln County in 1869 and then Campbell County SD.
Occupation: Farmer, Justice of the Peace and School Board for many years.
Church: Lutheran. Married on October 17, 1876 to Andriana Pedersen from
Kristiania Norway, born November 17 1852, died March 28, 1919.
Children: Palmer E, September 13, 1877; Joseph M., August 21, 1881;Peder, died February
13, 1883; Luella, August 14, 1886; Maud E, August 14, 1889; Selma A., April 12,
1891; Rudolf E., May 28, 1893. Parents:
Father was born on Husa farm on Hilden. Mother
Mary Haldorsdatter was born on Lunner farm. He experienced all the possible
hardships which a pioneer in South Dakota could have had.
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Name changed from Olaus Engerodegaarden. From Jevnaker,
born March 2, 1851 on Haugen, Jevnaker. Emigration:
1871 on sailing ship “Concordia” landing in Quebec on May 24, 1871.
Residences: 2 years in Norway Lake, 8 years in Meeker County MN, and have
since lived in ND. Occupation:
Schooltreasurer, Litchville Township Assessor, Town treasurer.
United Norwegian Lutheran Church. Married
Inger Gurine Jenson on January 12, 1873. Children:
Johan Alfred, 38, born in Meeker County; Hanna Karoline 29, born in Meeker
County; Thea Othilie, 27 born in Barnes County ND.
Born July 10, 1868 in Moscow, WI. Parents
emigrated in 1853 aboard “Godt Haab” and landed in Quebec in July.
Residences: Argyle WI 2 years, lived in the town of Moscow WI.
Occupation: Farmer. Member
of the Lutheran church in Perry.
Lars Skjerven (born in Hadeland, died in Moscow WI, 1897; a soldier stationed in
Schleswig-Holstein in 1848. Took part for 3 years as an and Karen Hansdatter, Bjørgsæter (born 1821).
Mrs. Anne Lockwood, Dane Station WI; Mrs. Eli Schoyen, Austin MN;
Maternal Grandparents: Grandfather died in America in 1870, Grandmother
died on the “Godt Haab” on the journey to America in 1853. Born on Fallang
in Gran. Father’s sisters: Else,
married Ole Mælum; Kari, married Gudbrand Mælum; Anne, married Johan Slovigen.
All from Hadeland, Norway.
Maternal Grandparents: Grandfather died in America in 1870, Grandmother died on the “Godt Haab” on the journey to America in 1853. Born on Fallang in Gran. Father’s sisters: Else, married Ole Mælum; Kari, married Gudbrand Mælum; Anne, married Johan Slovigen. All from Hadeland, Norway.
Name changed from Haldor Pedersen Brenden.
Born September 29, 1851 on Brenden in Gran.
Emigration: April 1866 aboard “Nymphen”,
arrived in Clayton County Iowa on June 24.
Residences: Clayton County, 1 year; Winnishiek County IA,
2 years; since 1869 Lincoln County, SD.
Occupation: Farmer. Church: The United Norwegian Lutheran Church
Parents: Peder Amundsen Husa (born November 18,
1813) married Marie
Haldorsdatter Lunder (June 20, 1823-June 24 1900) in 1840.
He was first for 4 years in Heggen (Moen) but then bought Brenden, where
he lived until he emigrated in 1866.. Siblings: Amund Branden, Teslo SD; Mrs. P J Egge, Sioux Falls SD; Mrs.
John Evanson, Canton SD; Mrs. Anders Jorgenson, Mitchell County SD; Mrs. G.
Skartvedt, Canton SD (deceased); Mrs. J. A. Hanson, Mound City SD.
All from Hadeland except Mr. Skartvedt who came from Stavanger.
Maternal Grandparents: Haldor Throndsen
Lunder and his wife, they were from Hvaleby and were part of the old Haagen
Maternal Grandparents: Haldor Throndsen Lunder and his wife, they were from Hvaleby and were part of the old Haagen place.
Name changed from Ole H. Bratvoldseie. Born on
Jevnaker on May 25, 1850 and left in 1883. Residences: Walnut Grove
Occupation: Farmer. Church:
Hauge Synod of the Lutheran Church
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From Bjone in Bjoneroen, Hadeland. Born
August 6, 1862 Emigration: 1882 and
landed in Boston in July
Member: Free Lutheran
Church. Married Abeline S. Engelstad in 1890.
Parents: Christen M. Bjone, farmer on Bjone in Bjoneroen and Kjirsti S.
Sørum of West SørumSiblings: Mons Simen, Lars Anders, Hans, Siri, Randi and Marte.
Paternal grandparents: Mons Ch. And Siri M. Bjone.
siblings: Mons Monsen, Søndre Bjone; Lars Monsen, Haug in Bjoneroen; Anne M.
Bjone, West Sørum; Syverine M. Bjone, Lunde in Aadalen; Marie M. Bjone, Marte M.
Bjone, Gagnom, Ringerike. Maternal
Grandparents: Simen H. and Ragnhild S. Sørum.
Paternal grandparents: Mons Ch. And Siri M. Bjone. Father’s siblings: Mons Monsen, Søndre Bjone; Lars Monsen, Haug in Bjoneroen; Anne M. Bjone, West Sørum; Syverine M. Bjone, Lunde in Aadalen; Marie M. Bjone, Marte M. Bjone, Gagnom, Ringerike. Maternal Grandparents: Simen H. and Ragnhild S. Sørum.
Born December 16, 1863 on Bolken, West Lunner, Hadeland. Emigration: Abord “Sømand” in 1881, landing in
Philadelphia PA in 1885, after working at sea a few years. Residences:
in ND, 12 years In Norway, 17 years in ND.
Occupation: Treasurer at Farmers & Merchants National Bank, Hatton ND
Military service: Served his obligation in the Norwegian navy in 1891.
Church: The United Norwegian Lutheran Church.
School: School: Graduated from Ringerikes
Middleschool in 1881, skipper examination in Kristiania in 1885, Curtis Business
College in Minneapolis, 1888. Married
Rangdi O. Gunstad Parents: Hans O
Bolken (born June 3, 1826 and still alive; owner of the Bolken farm, Ballangrud
(Christianslyst) in Lynner and Bjellum in Jevnaker and gave them to his sons
Nils, Ole and Ingvald.) and
Anne Nilsdatter Bjertness (September 7, 1824-March 25, 1915; born on Bjertness
in Jevnaker). Paternal
Grandparents: Ole H Bolken and Marthe, both born on the Flatla farm in Lunner,
emigrated from Lie in Nittedal around 1650.
Marthe married Peder P. Hoff; Ingeborg, married Ole E. Daehlin, all from
Hadeland. Maternal Grandparents: Nils
Aslaksrud, born in Ringerike in 1796 and and
grew up on Ronerud in Jevnaker where he married a woman with children who was a
widow and whose family had moved from lie in Lier around 1750.
president of “Ulabrand” Lodge number 89, Sons of Norway in 1908; Tillidsmand
I Hovedlogen, Sons of Norway 1912-1914; was with the St Olaf Choir tour to
Norway in 1914; was president of the “Kjeruli” men’s choir since its
organization in 1908.
Born on Østbyeidet, Lunner July 13, 1857.
Emigration: Aboard “Majestic” June 5, 1903. Residences: Swift County, MN
Church: The United Norwegian Lutheran Church
Married in Kristiania February 8, 1884 to Hans Johansen Bakke (a farmer).
Children: Magda Eugenie, born April 18, 1896; Martha Alvilde, born
September 15, 1899, both in Kristiania. Parents:
Husmand Anders Olsen Østby (d. 1867) and Anna Fredriksen Skjervinged (d. 1875).
Siblings: Fredrik Hansen, Emmet ND; Marte Hansdtr, Hakkendalen, Norway;
Ole Hansen, Magnor St. Norway; Erik Hansen, Appleton MN; Karen Hansdtr, Boston.
Born September 17, 1847 on Helmeid, Brandbo Tingelstad.
on Sailing ship “Nymphen” from Drammen.
After 5 weeks and 2 days of voyage landed in Quebec. Arrived in Winona MN on
July 5th. Residences:
Spring Grove, 7 years; since then in Madison SD.
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Born January 14, 1875 on Gunstad in Jevnaker.
Emigration: November 1, 1901 aboard the “Celtic” landing in New York
November 19, 1901. Residences:
North Dakota. Church: The
United Norwegian Lutheran Church School:
Secondary school. Married G. H. Bolken.
Parents: Ole H. Gunstad (born 1850 on Klæstad, Gran, died December 5,
1901; purchased Gunstad in Jevnaker in 1872) and
Sofie Nilsdatter Berger. Siblings:
Helge Gunstad; Thron Gunstad; Nils, missionary in Ancud, Chili,
South America; Lise, married Johannes
Grefftegreff, Jevnaker; Sigrid, married Olaf Grefftegreff, Jevnaker; Borghild,
married Ingeniør Olav Elverum, hired by Fosse Division,
Paternal Grandparents: Helge and Rangdi Klæstad.
Father’s siblings: Iver,Lieutenant and War Commisioner, living in
Trondhjem; Kjersti, married Gulbrand Bjellum of
Jevnaker, widowed and later married Ivar Lunde from Vaage in Gubrandsdalen,
member of Parliament from Oppland County, now a widow; Hans, living in Hatton,
ND. Maternal Grandparents: Nils and
Lise Berge born on Nøkleby in Jevnaker.
Paternal Grandparents: Helge and Rangdi Klæstad. Father’s siblings: Iver,Lieutenant and War Commisioner, living in Trondhjem; Kjersti, married Gulbrand Bjellum of Jevnaker, widowed and later married Ivar Lunde from Vaage in Gubrandsdalen, member of Parliament from Oppland County, now a widow; Hans, living in Hatton, ND. Maternal Grandparents: Nils and Lise Berge born on Nøkleby in Jevnaker.
Erick Anderson Blilie Christine ND
Born October 22, 1856 on the
Kjægstad farm in West Gran. Emigration:
with parents in 1871 Residences: lived
in Allamakee County IA until 1876 as a shoemaker; Red
River Valley ND as a homesteader. Occupation:
Farming. Married in 1878 to Karen
Theodorsen. Children: Six sons and
Born March 14, 1852 on Brelie, Lynner, Hadeland.
Emigration: 9 June 1871on the Allan Line, landing in Quebec and reaching Madison Wisconsin on July 4,
Dane County WI, 1
year; Renville County, MN since 1872. Occupation:
Farmer. Church: Hauge Synod of the
Lutheran Church. Married
Gjertrud Johanneson (born near
Hadeland Glassworks) on December 1, 1882. Children: Juul H. Brelie (December
25, 1885) born in Renville County. Parents: Brede Hanson Haagenstad and
Johanneson, born on Haagenstadeiet. Siblings:
Johannes H. Brelie (d. 1916, Renville County MN); Rangdi, married Elert Erickson
Bratlien in Hadeland; Anne married bookbinder Ulness in Kristiania; Marie,
married Kristian Kasperson in Kristiania; all deceased.
(Anders Framstadbakken) Born
July 11, 1860 on Framstadbakken. Emigration:
1879, reaching Fargo ND on June 26, 1879. Residences:
vND 5 years; Grace Township, Grand Forks County, 36 years.
Occupation: Farmer. School:
Secondary School. Married Ingeborg
Torstensdatter Kjøs (born in Sylling). Children: Alma, Theodor, Bernhard, Kari,
Evelyn, Alice, Hawlis, Ruth and Ingeborg.
Name changed from Johannes Gulbrandsen. Born
August 10, 1847 on South Brynsaas, owned by Alm. Emigration: April 1, 1868 on
the “Manilla.” Residences:
Green n I, 1868-1873; since then Star Prairie WI.
Occupation: Farmer, painter & plasterer.
Church: The United Norwegian
Lutheran Church Married Berthe
Christensdatter Thingelstad (d. December 23, 1909) on March 25, 1871.
Children: George Gilbert (January 5, 1872); Mary Gilbert (Sept. 5, 1873);
Thom Gilbert (May 8, 1875); Bill Gilbert (January 13, 1877); Clara Gilbert
(November 13, 1880), Julius Gilbert (July 8, 1882).
Parents: Tailor Gulbrand Olson (deceased)
and Thora Johnsdatter Smerud.
Grandparents: Joe Johnson and Wife. Mother’s
siblings: Gulbrand Johnson Gullahagen; and Anne, married to Hans Andersen,
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Name changed from Peder Larson Bolkeneie. Born
October 28, 1861. Emigration: 1885,
landing December 16th. Residences:
Clermont Iowa, and since 1887 in Nelson County ND. Occupation: Farmer,
postmaster and president of the school board.
Church: The Norwegian Synod. Married Gulbjør Paulson on October 15,
1887. Parents: Cotter Lars Larsen
Monkrud. Siblings: Karl Larsen Langaard,
Farmer, Lunner Station, Hadeland.
Name changed from Edward
Johannessen Holekanten Born on
Holekanten March 4, 1866.
Emigration: Spring, 1883. Residences:
Occupation Lumber Worker. Church: The United Norwegian Lutheran Church.
School: Augustana College, Canton SD. Married
Clara Schiager on September 26, 1885. Children:
Gerda Amanda, 17; Paul Johannes, 15; Edward Simen, 13; Coylo Helene, 10.
St Paul MN 350 3rd Avenue South
Name changed from Thorstein Holekanten
Born on Holekanten on November 26, 1876.
Emigration: September 16, 1891 landing
October 2, 1891.
Residences: Watson MN, 1 year; Beloit
IA, 2 years; Watson MN, 7 years; St
Paul MN, 6 years; Fort Sisseton SD, 4 years, and since have lived in St Paul.
Occupation: Livestock dealer. Church:
Norwegian Lutheran Church connection. Married
Lisa Marie Saboe on November 26, 1903. Children:
Marion Gwendolyn, 9; Thelma Lucile, 6; Anna Jonetta, 4. The first two were born
in St Paul MN, the youngest in Sisseton SD. Parents:
Johannes P. Kanten (January 1, 1830) born on Hofskjæret and
Anna Haugsengen (January, 1840).
Siblings: Peder J Canton, Watson MN; Edward J. Canton, Watson MN; Mary J
Canton, Boston MA; Anton J Kanten, Brandbu, Norway; Mina and Lina Kanten,
Grandparents: Per Hofsskjært (“ Blacksmith Per”) and Marie Smedsrud.
Maternal Grandparents: Per Haugsengen and Marie Grytebekfangen.
Paternal Grandparents: Per Hofsskjært (“ Blacksmith Per”) and Marie Smedsrud. Maternal Grandparents: Per Haugsengen and Marie Grytebekfangen.
Name changed from Peder J. Holekanten
Born on Hoffsjkæret on June 25, 1863. Emigrated in 1881 aboard the “Moravian” and landed on
July 4, 1881. Residences: Watson,
Chippewa County, MN. Occupation:
Farmer, Member of the firm Canton Bros, administrator of Watson’s Creamery.
Church: The Norwegian Synod. School: Thingelstad elementary school in
Gran, high school plus Augustana College, Canton SD.
Married Mathea Iverson on March 18, 1886.
Children: Iver, 24; Johannes, 22; Adolph, 20; Inga, 18; Arthur, 15; Phillip, 12;
Ernest 10; Anne, 7; Percival, 4. All born in Watson.
Johs. P. Kanten, born on Hoffskjæret in January 1830 and
Anne, born on Haugsengen January 1, 1840. Siblings: Edward, Watson MN; Thorstein, Ft. Sisseton SD; Mary, Boston MA;
Anton, Brandbu; Lina and Mina, both of Brandbu.
Grandparents: Per Skjæret (“Blacksmith Per”) and Wife Mari, born on Smedrud.
Maternal Grandparents: Peder Haugsengen and Wife born Grytebektangen.
Paternal Grandparents: Per Skjæret (“Blacksmith Per”) and Wife Mari, born on Smedrud. Maternal Grandparents: Peder Haugsengen and Wife born Grytebektangen.
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Born July 24, 1878 in Yellowstone, Wisconsin.
Occupation: Farmer. Church:
Blanchardville Free Church. School:
Platteville Business College. Married
Alice Thompson on January 23, 1907. Parents:
Carlson, born in Hadeland and Caroline Andersdtr.
Siblings: Mrs. Edward
Milestone, Darlington WI; Mrs. F. F. Jensen, Mrs. Carl Bruni, John Carlsen,
James Carlsen, Elmer Carlsen, all of Blanchardville WI.
Paternal Grandparents: Lars and Mari Carlsen.
Paternal Grandparents: Lars and Mari Carlsen.
Born July 19, 1866 on Pladsen Tømmerbakken
in Gran, Hadeland. Parents:
Peder Hanson and Margrethe Iversdatter.
Emigration: 1883, coming to Spring Grove.
Married Christine Helmen (born December 4, 1869 on Pladsen Tokerud;
died September 8, 1903 ) in 1892. Children: Four surviving
children: Peder Arthur, Helen Malvina, James Carlin and Harry
and Eline Tokerud. Second marriage on
May 28, 1907 to Jørgine Oline Bjergum born in Blakhammer MN. Jorgine’s parents were
Engebret and Ingebjør Bjergum. Children:
Maurice Ingeman, Julia Jeniva and Merwin Philander.
R. 4, Box 55
Name changed from Johannes Christiansen
Bjøraltmyren. Born December 9, 1855 on Bjøralt, Hadeland.
Emigration: May 20, 1881 aboard the “Republic”, landing in New York.
WI ( 3 month in Canada in 1912). Occupation: Farmer and Painter. From 1878-1880
served in the military in artillery in Norway. Church:
The Lutheran Church.
Married Anne Larsdatter Elverud in Valley, Chippewa County, WI on April
17, 1884. Children: Carl, 28; Paul,
27; Ole, 25; Sam, 23; Gustav, 21; Arthur (deceased); Louis, 17; Manvel, 16;
Peder, 13, Teodor, 11.
farmer Kristian Olsen (March 7, 1819 – 1893) born in Lunner, emigrated in
1880; and Kari Paulsdatter (February 15, 1815-September 1878 in Lunner).
Christen, Simen and Ole, Colfax WI; Mrs. Karoline Lunder, Winnipeg Junction MN.
Paternal Grandparents: Ole Christensen and Siri Iversdtr.
Father’s siblings: Iver, b. 1823, d. in America in 1912; Ole and Lars,
both died in Norway; Berthe, died in Wisconsin; Kjersti Olsdtr, Colfax WI.
Paternal Grandparents: Ole Christensen and Siri Iversdtr. Father’s siblings: Iver, b. 1823, d. in America in 1912; Ole and Lars, both died in Norway; Berthe, died in Wisconsin; Kjersti Olsdtr, Colfax WI.
Ole P Dahlen
Kindred ND Cass County
Name changed from Ole Møllertuen
Dalemoen. Born January
29, 1860 on Kjølveien, Hadeland.
with parents in 1872 aboard the “Concordia”, landing in Quebec.
Residences: Spring Grove, MN 1872-1879, since then Kindred, Cass Co, ND.
Occupation: Chariman of the town board for the town of Normanna;
assessor; census taker in 1910; member
of the ND Legislature, 1905-1907; Director of an insurance company;
Director for Farmers’ Elevator; School clerk;
congregational treasurer. Church:
The Norwegian Synod. School:
Public School. Married to Anne Johnsdtr. Kalverud on April 15, 1880. Children: Peder, 31; Bernhard, 29; Clara, 27; Henry, 24;
Martha, 22; Carl, 19; Arnold, 17; Erwin, 15; Raymond, 12; Alice, 8.
Parents: Miller Peder
Olsen (Aug 18, 1828 on Kjølveien – 1910 in North Dakota) and Marte Pedersdtr
Sørumshagen (November 27, 1827, died in ND 1899).
Siblings: Peder P. Dahlen and Anton P. Dahlen, both of Kindred ND; 1
brother and 4 sisters deceased.
Paternal Grandparents: Ole Kjølveien and Kari Kjølveien.
Father’s siblings: Anders Nestugebraaten, ND; John Angedalsroen, ND;
Ingeborg Jensestuen, Norway; Anne Svinger (deceased); Kari Jensen (deceased). Maternal
Grandparents: Peder Sørumshagen and Kari Sørumshagen.
Paternal Grandparents: Ole Kjølveien and Kari Kjølveien. Father’s siblings: Anders Nestugebraaten, ND; John Angedalsroen, ND; Ingeborg Jensestuen, Norway; Anne Svinger (deceased); Kari Jensen (deceased). Maternal Grandparents: Peder Sørumshagen and Kari Sørumshagen.
Yearbook – Page 14
Born on Sørumseie in Gran, Hadeland on May 19, 1844.
Emigration: Aboard the “Christiania” in 1866, landing in Quebec.
Waukesha WI - Springs San.
From Dynna in Gran. Born
February 4, 1875. Emigration:
July1, 1896 aboard the “St Louis”, landing in New York on July 10th.
Residences: Des Moines IA until 1902, Dynna, Gran in 1903, since 1904 in
Waukesha, WI. Occupation: Housework.
Parents: Thorgrim L. Dynna (February 3, 1832 on Dynna, West Gran;
died June 11 1904) and Marie Dynna
(February 12, 1838 in South Flatla; died March 12, 1904).
T. Dynna, Gran; and Iver Th. Dynna, Gran.
Paternal Grandparents: Lars Dynna (deceased) and Mari H. Stostad.
Maternal grandparents: Lars I. Flatla, Lunner and Wife Ingeborg bron in
Paternal Grandparents: Lars Dynna (deceased) and Mari H. Stostad. Maternal grandparents: Lars I. Flatla, Lunner and Wife Ingeborg bron in Svinning, Brandbu).
From Jevnaker, Hadeland. Born
October 18, 1883. Emigration:
15, 1903 aboard the “Haverford”, landing June 1st in
Philadelphia. Residences: Forest
City, 6 years; since then in Northwood. Occupation:
Painter. Church: The United Norwegian
Lutheran Church. Married Kristine Kristenson (b. 1884,
Kristiania) in 1909. Father:
Hansen Engen, Snedker (March 9, 1854 on Kjorvenaasen, Molstad)
Siblings: Karoline, Anders, Marthe, Ole, Erik, Peter, Paul, Magna, Einar , all Lunner
Grandparents: Hans Paulsen Bjøralt and Kari Andersdatter Skøienengen (February
11, 1856). Father’s siblings: Peder, Randsfjord; Edward, Kistefos; Kari,
married to Kristian Olsen, Kjørvenvolden. Mother’s siblings: Elling, Skøienengen;
Paternal Grandparents: Hans Paulsen Bjøralt and Kari Andersdatter Skøienengen (February 11, 1856). Father’s siblings: Peder, Randsfjord; Edward, Kistefos; Kari, married to Kristian Olsen, Kjørvenvolden. Mother’s siblings: Elling, Skøienengen; Hans Barlangrudbækken.
Mikkel L Elken
Mayville ND - Traill County
August 8, 1875 on
Elken, Hadeland. Emigration: May
15, 1880 aboard the “England, ” landing in New York June 2. Residences: 1880-1882, Hartland MN; since then Mayville ND.
Occupation: 1882-1902 implement business;
later property, farm and bank business – 2 times mayor of Mayville, many times
an alderman; about 20 years President of the city school board; 4 years member
of the board of trustees for the Insane Asylum, Jamestown ND; one of the
trustees for the 3 normal schools in ND. 4 years member of the board of trustees
for the Insane Asylum, Jamestown ND; President Goose River Bank, Mayville ND;
President, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Hatton ND; Vice-Pres. First Nat Bank,
Milton ND; President, Missouri River Lumber Co, Fort Benton MT; Vice Pres.
Russel Grader Mfg. Co, Minneapolis MN; Vice-Pres. Mayville Motor Co, Mayville
ND; Vice-Pres. Grinager Merc. Co, Mayville ND; President Mayville Investment Co,
Mayville ND; Director Scandinavian American Bank, Grand Forks ND; Director,
Clifford State Bank, Clifford ND. Church:
Congregational Married Annie
Kristine Elken. Children: Corrinna
Inga (Dec 15, 1889), Guy Leander (October 23, 1891); Anna Marguerite (July 23,
1893); Helen Leonore (Sept. 17, 1895); Marcus Lawrence, (Feb 25, 1901).
Parents: Farmer Lars Olsen (born 1819 on West Elken in Gran) and Kari Mikkelsdtr
(1822, born on Hilden in Gran).
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Born on June 10, 1863 on Elken, Hadeland. Was high school teacher
in Hadeland (Brandbu and Thingelstad parishes) until 1889.
Emigration: April 12, 1889, arriving in Mayville ND on April 29th.
Have lived there ever since. Occupation: Operated a machine business together with
brother, M. L. Elkin until 1902 and has since operated a farm- and loan-
business ;Alderman in Mayville for 7 years, president of the state normal school
board for 4 years; state senator for two years (was elected but had to resign as
a result of an injury received in Norway in 1914). Married Sarah Grinager on
November 1, 1890, daughter of Knut Grinager of Tingelstad, Hadeland.
Second marriage to Agnes Skundberg on October 21, 1908.
Children of the second marriage: Dorothy Gladys Nellie (September 20,
1909) and Gilbert L, Jr. (February 2, 1917).
Parents: Farmer Lars O. Elken and Kari Mikkesldatter Hilden.
From Lunner. Born August 24, 1863. Emigration: With parents in 1879.
Residences: Iowa; Mabel, MN; Peterson, MN.
Occupation: Farmer. Church:
Trustee for 3 years in Hesper, Iowa; The
United Norwegian Lutheran Church. Married on June 20,
1900 to Lena Haagenson, Highland Prairie. Children:
Henry Orlando (Sept. 4, 1901 – October 12, 1909); Clarence Bernhard (April 1,
1903-October 26, 1904); Clarence Bernhardt (January 7, 1905); Lloyd Cornelius
(March 25, 1908); Helen Gladys (June 6, 1911).
Parents: Hans Erickson (d. April 27, 1911) and Maren Borgine Knutsdatter
of Hesper, Iowa. Siblings: Erik
Erikson (deceased); Herman Eriksen, Upham ND; Mrs. Henry Paulson, Hesper IA;
Mrs. Christ Bedsler, Mabel MN.
Grandparents: Erik Torstensen Mylsbraaten (born 1803 in Lunner) and Ingeborg
Andersdtr (1808 in Lunner –
siblings: Torsten Erikson, Burr Oak IA; Ole Erikson, Britt IA; Halvor
Voltaire ND; Anders Eriksen, Norway; Kari Eriksen (died 1910). Maternal Grandparents:
Knut Engebretson Brenders, born December 22, 1880
on Lavvika, Ringerike and Oline Jørgensdtr born on Balangrud, Hadeland in
Paternal Grandparents: Erik Torstensen Mylsbraaten (born 1803 in Lunner) and Ingeborg Andersdtr (1808 in Lunner – 1880). Father’s siblings: Torsten Erikson, Burr Oak IA; Ole Erikson, Britt IA; Halvor Erikson, Voltaire ND; Anders Eriksen, Norway; Kari Eriksen (died 1910). Maternal Grandparents: Knut Engebretson Brenders, born December 22, 1880 on Lavvika, Ringerike and Oline Jørgensdtr born on Balangrud, Hadeland in January 1799.
– Green County
Name changed from
Thorsten E. Ragnildrud. Born on
North Ragnhildrud on May 20, 1845. Emigration:
August 30, 1883 aboard the “Britania.” Residences: Town of York, Green
County WI. Occupation:
Church: The United Norwegian Lutheran Church
Married Ingeborg Jensdtr Ellefsrud on December
27, 1877. Children: Bertha, Feb 13,
1883; Elma, Nov 19, 1884; Thea, Sept 1, 1886; Erik, August 21, 1888; Albert, May
10, 1890; Ottilde, Sept 28, 1892. Parents:
Farmer Eruj T, Ragnhildrud and Berthe G. Rossøm.
Siblings: Gulbrand Erikson, Independence MO; Berthe Erickson,
Blanchardville WI; Pernille Moorhead, Monona IA; Anders Moorhead, Monona County
IA; Margrete, Gran, Hadeland, Norway; Kari, Hedemarken, Norway; Anne Marie, Gran,
Hadeland, Norway; Erik, Gran, Hadeland, Norway.
Thorsten E. Ragnhildrud and Berthe G. Bragerud, Lunner.
Maternal Grandparents: Budbrand G. Røssum and Pernille Saga.
Paternal Grandparents: Thorsten E. Ragnhildrud and Berthe G. Bragerud, Lunner. Maternal Grandparents: Budbrand G. Røssum and Pernille Saga.