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- 1. [NOR-OBIT] Kaare Bakken Norway 1903 
- Kaare and Selma (Sally) (Dorseth) Bakken
Kaare Bakken was born in Norway on July 29, 1903. He came to this
country with his parents as an infant settling in Iowa and the family
later moved to Audubon, Mn. He married Lucille Burk at Audubon on
November 17, 1962.
Kaare managed creameries and was a butter maker at the Minnesota
communities of; Flom, Twin Valley and Lengby. In 1961 he moved to
Audubon where he and his brothers operated a bait business. He retired
Kaare died of an apparent heart a
- 2. [NOR-OBIT] John O. Nysetvold 1850-1829 
John O. Nysetvold
Funeral services were conductied October 29th over the remains of John
Olson Nysetvold from Aspelund church by Rev. B. L. Opdahl.
Mr. Nysetvold having passed away on October 25, 1929 after a somewhat
extended illness. He had been a resident of Norman County since 1878 and
was one of the influential and substantial citizens of the community
where he lived.
The deceased was born in Holtaalen, Norway on April 15, 1850 and came to
America on April 19, 1872. After a short stay in Iowa he
- 3. [NOR-OBIT] Erick M. Dyrdahl 
- Erick M. Dyrdahl
Erick M. Dyrdahl, one of the pioneer residents of this section, passed
away at the Anfin Vangen home in the township of Home Lake on January
16, 1916, at the age of nearly 80 years old.
He was born in Norway on June 22, 1836 and came to America in 1868
making his home first in Iowa. In 1883 he moved to Norman County and
settled on a farm in Home Lake twp., where he had resided up until
three years ago. Since then he has lived with Mr and Mrs Anfin Vangen
of Home Lake twp. Besides his
- 4. [NOR-OBIT] Martinius Agrey/Voss 
- Martinius Agrey Family
Martinus, later known as Martin Agrey, was married to Margretha Vehle,
daughter of John Larson Vehle from Voss. Norway, and they then moved to
a farm in Flom township four miles north of Flom in the year 1880. At
this time no more homesteads were available so they bought this quarter
Their first thoughts were of establishing a church. This was done on
the south west corner of the farm and the church was called Bethlehem.
Today a small grave yard remains there. Much volu
- 5. Re: [NOR-OBIT] Ingeborg (Gulbrandsdatter) Hanson f.ca1821 Valdres, Norway 
- Hi Ingeborg,
This wonderful lady is my great great grandmother. She came over to
America in about 1856 with her small son who is my great grandfather.
Ingeborg Gulbrandsen also went by the name of Isabel Gilbertson. She
had a brother who lived in Houston County, Minnesota by her as she took
care of his children when he was widowed.
She has been my brickwall forever. I may have crumbled the wall a bit
with the help of a wonderful cousin in Utah and the help of the Valdres
mail list online. I have to no
- 6. [NOR-OBIT] Ingeborg (Gulbrandsdatter) Hanson f.ca1821 Valdres, Norway 
- Horrible Accident
Houston Valley Signal
September 18, 1896
A terrible accident, by which a human life was sacrificed, occurred
last Friday afternoon. As the freight from the east into the yards at
this place, the lower crossing was immediately cleared for passage.
Mrs. Hanson, a lady seventy-four years of age, had been in the village
buying some little necessaries and had started for her home, across the
track. As she camee up to this crossing she saw the cars were slowly
backing down but thinking sh
- 7. [NOR-OBIT] Ole C. Brodahl 1844-1927 
Ole C. Brodahl
Mr. Brodahl was born in Tronhjem, Norway on March 17, 1844. In 1877 he
emmigrated to our shores and since then he has most of the time resided
in Norman County.
During the last twelve yers or more he has been completely blind. His
winters are spent with a daughter Mrs. John Erickson of Fargo, North
Dakota. During the summers he stays with Mrs. Joseph Stennes of Hendrum.
He died May 2 of a stroke at the age of over 83.
He is survived by the following children who were all present at the
- 8. [NOR-OBIT] Karl Nygaard, 82, of Eau Claire 
- Karl Nygaard
Karl Nygaard, 82, of Eau Claire died Wednesday, October 11, 2006, at
Dove Healthcare Nursing & Rehabilitation.
He was born in Solvorm, Norway, on May 4, 1924, the son of Ludvig and
Dorthea (Walaker) Nygaard. He moved to Eau Claire from Norway in 1950
and worked for his brother, Alf Nygaard, as a carpenter and
cabinetmaker building homes. In 1970, Karl went on his own as Karl
Nygaard Homebuilders until his retirement in 1978. Karl married Vila I.
Knutson on May 30, 1953, at Colfax L
- 9. [NOR-OBIT] Charley Aasland/Parents from Stavanger 
- A Horrible Accident
Little Charley Aasland Meets With a Horrible Accident
Such it was that befell Charley, the nine year old son of Tenny
Aasland, Friday evening. Mr. Aasland keeps his cow in Rev. Krogstads
pasture north of town and the boy was bringing the animal home as he
had done before, all spring. He had been in the habit of tying the rope
by which he led the cow, around his waist and though frequently warned
of its danger he had the halter tied around him again this evening.
After watering at
- 10. Re: [NOR-OBIT] Ingeborg (Gulbrandsdatter) Hanson f.ca1821 Valdres, Norway 
- Dear Margit,
That was a wrenchingly awful obit. Though I never heard about my
great-grandmother's relatives in Norway, they were from Gudbrandsdalen and
there's a chance anyway of being related to her, Johanna Gud or Gul
brandsdatter then Loberg of New Hope Wisconsin. Do you have a tree listed
on rootsweb? I might like to look at it.
Sincerely, Ingrid Loberg
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, October 13, 2006
- 11. [NOR-OBIT] Hans Dotset Vestre Toten, Norway 
- Hans and Ronnag (Fossen) Dorseth
Hans Dotset was born on January 30, 1865 in Vestre Toten, Norway, near
the town of Eina. In 1870 he along with his parents Andreas and Helene
(Amlien) Dotset and his brother Andrew immigrated to America.
Ronnag Fossen was born on September 27, 1870, in Gulbrandsdalen, Norway
to Anotin and Sigurd Fossen. In 1882 she together with her family
immigrated to America, making their home in Flom township with a
sister. She had one brother Ole and two sisters; Gurie (Braget) and
- 12. [NOR-OBIT] Bernt Ask Hadalen, Norway 
- Bernt L. and Petrina (Olson Eggebrattern) Ask
Bernt L. Ask was born in Norway on July 21, 1851 in the Village of
Hadalen. He immigrated to the United States as a young man and settled
at Decorah, lowa. Staying with relatives and working on farms, he soon
met Petrina Olson Eggebraaten who was working at the Luther College in
They were married during the spring of 1881. Shortly after this, Bernt
struck out for Norman County, Minnesota, with a team of horses to
homestead in Wild Rice Township,
- 13. [NOR-OBIT] Christopher and Hattie (Flom) Brevik/Norway 
- Christopher and Hattie (Flom) Brevik
Christopher "Christ" Brevik was born in Norway in 1886. He was a farmer
and trucker. He died as a result of a car accident in 1943.
Hattie Flom was born on May 26, 1889 on a farm near Flom. Mn., to Erick
and Anna Flom. She was baptized and confirmed at Wild Rice Lutheran
Church, rural Twin Valley, Mn. She attended rural schools and grew up
on the family farm. As a young girl she was employed as a cook at the
Sanatorium at Crookston, Mn and at the Teachers Training S
- 14. [NOR-OBIT] Carl J. Stordahl 1853-1929 
Carl J. Stordahl Passes to Reward
Carl J. Stordahl was born April 29, 1853 near Tronhjem, Norway and died
in a Crookston hospital July 20, 1929 at the age of 76 years, 2 monthes
and 21 days and herewith we sketch briefly the days of his years which
were more that "three score and ten."
In 1875 he with his folks left the land of their birth and immigrated to
America, settling in Fillmore County in Minnesota for the first 2 years.
In 1877 he came to Norman County homesteading two miles east of the
- 15. Re: [NOR-OBIT] Ingeborg (Gulbrandsdatter) Hanson f.ca1821 Valdres, Norway 
- Sorry, it should have read Hi Ingrid, I guess I had Ingeborg on my
On Oct 14, 2006, at 8:06 AM, Margit wrote:
> Hi Ingeborg,
> This wonderful lady is my great great grandmother. She came over to
> America in about 1856 with her small son who is my great grandfather.
> Ingeborg Gulbrandsen also went by the name of Isabel Gilbertson. She
> had a brother who lived in Houston County, Minnesota by her as she took
> care of his children when he was widowed.
> She has been my brickwall forever.
- 16. [NOR-OBIT] August and Lena Brenden 
- August and Lena Brenden
Lena was born on January 10, 1872 at Sogn, Norway. She came to Twin
Valley, Mn at the age of 13, and completed her schooling there. Later
she worked as a dressmaker at Moorhead, Mn.
August and Lena were married at the Wild Rice Church, in Flom township
on May 26, 1897/ They farmed for several years near Flom. In 1917 they
left the Flom area and moved to Montana where they farmed four miles
southwest of Flaxville. They retired from farming and moved into
Scobey, Montana in 1940.
- 17. [NOR-OBIT] Rudolph Rassmusson 1847-1924 
Another Old Pioneer Passed To The Great Beyond
Rudolph Rassmusson died at the Bethesda Hospital on Friday evening the
11th. He was born at Throndhjem, Norway, on October 10, 1847. He grew up
in his native land where he was united in marriage to Marit Syverson, of
the same place in Norway. They remained there until in 1878 when they
came to this country and settled at Eau Claire, Wisconsin where they
remained about a year. They came to this county in 1879 when they
homesteaded a quarter of land in Stran
- 18. [NOR-OBIT] The Edward E. Engen Family 
- The Edward E. Engen Family
Edward Engen came to the United States from Norway in the early 1860's.
Shortly after he arrived in America, he had the good fortune to hear
Abraham Lincoln give a street speech in Chicago during one of his
political campaigns. He stated that he scarcely understood a word but
that he enjoyed it anyway.
Later Mr. Engen came to Minnesota and after driving a team on the
construction work for the first railway in the state (this was the
Rollingstone Valley Railroad, from Winona
- 19. [NOR-OBIT] Aasgaard/Larsen/ Stange, Hedmark & Eidsvold, Akershus 
- Some of these will be bio's written from obits over the years.
Martinus Larsen and Anna Maria (Larsen) Aasgaard
Martinus was born in Stange, Hedmark, Norway on April 29, 1858. He was
the son of Lars Jensen Oerbaek Aasgaard, born February 18, 1830 in
Eidsvold, Akershus, Norway and his wife Marthe Krestine Olsdatter
Brohaugh, born September 13, 1830 in Eidsvold, Akershus, Norway.
Pastor James Hulberg wrote the following about the family:
Lars Jensen and Marthe Krestine Brohaugh Aasgaard came to America f
- 20. [NOR-OBIT] Andrew B. and Anna (Hagen) Eken/Bergen Stift Sogn, Norway 
- Andrew B. and Anna (Hagen) Eken
Our father's paternal grandparents, Martha and Peter (last name
unknown) lived in Bergen Stift Sogn, Norway. They rented small farms in
the area. Martha died at the age of 97 and Peter was 70 years old at
the time of his death. They had two sons, Hans and Bottolf Bottolfson
Eken, our grandfather.
Our father's maternal grandparents were Mr. and Mrs. Engebret Nelson.
They lived with their family on a small farm which they rented in
Bergen Stift Sogn, Norway. They had eigh
- 21. [NOR-OBIT] Casper Edvind Eidem 1869-1928 
Casper Edvind Eidem
Casper Edvind Eidem passed away at his home here last Saturday morning.
He had been in failing health for a number of years.
The deceased was born September 12, 1869 in Aafjorden, Trondhjem, Norway
and immigrated to America with his parents in 1881, settling in Hagen
township in Clay County of Minnesota. In 1900 he was united in marriage
to Miss Annetta Wang. The following year they moved to Twin Valley and
made their home here since that time. Besides a widow, he leaves 6
- 22. [NOR-OBIT] Berit Ingebrigtson Nelson 1837-1926 
Aged Lake Ida Lady Passed Away June 21
Mrs. Carl Nelson Was One of Our Earliest Settlers Coming Here in 1878
Berit Ingebrigtson born September 14, 1837 at Selbu near Trondhjem,
She emigrated to america in 1866, crossing the ocean in a sailboat. She
found times to be hard in this country as the Civil war had just ended
the previous year. She made Minneapolis, MN her home where she was
married to Carl Nelson on November 25, 1868. To this union were born 6
children, 3 of whom are still living: Wi
- 23. [NOR-OBIT] Sivert Lee 1826-1924 
Died at an Old Age
Sivert Lee was born in Throndhjem, Norway, on December 10, 1826. He grew
up in his native country where he was united in marriage to Thomine Lee
in 1852 where they remained until 1867 when the moved to America and
settled in Rushford, Fillmore County, Minnesota where they lived until
1882 when they moved to this county and settled in Bear Park township
where he made his home until his death.
He was a father of 5 children. Two died in infancy and one daughter,
Mrs. Oluf Lee died at Ru
- 24. [NOR-OBIT] Gulbrand and Anna (Botolfson Berkvam) Braaten /Ringerike/Flam Norway 
- Gulbrand and Anna (Botolfson Berkvam) Braaten
Gulbrand and Anna were both born in Norway. Gulbrand was from the
Ringericke area and Anna from Flam-Aurland area. They were married in
Spring Grove, Minnesota in the early 1880's. Gulbrand was born on July
22, ?? and Anna was born on October 26th, 1865. They moved to the Flom
Township in section 22 in 1885 where they lived most of their lives,
except for 8-10 years span of farming near the Greenbush-Badger,
Minnesota area. Anna had two sisters living in t
- 25. [NOR-OBIT] Anders J. Strand 1856-1929 
Anders J. Strand
Anders J. Strand was born September 1, 1856 in Borseskogns Prestegjeld,
Soendre Tronhjems Amt, Norway. Here he spent his childhood and youth
amid the acenic beauties of old Norway.
In 1877 he married Margrete Saeter. They were blessed with three
children, two of whom died in infancy.
In the fall of 1888 they immigrated to America settling down in the
vicinity of Hendrum, MN and this was his home until his sudden and
unexpected death on the 13th day of March at the ripe old age of 72
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