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From: "E. T. Schmitt" <>
Subject: Re: SV: Norman County, MN
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1998 08:52:57 -0500 (CDT)
I have the following Selness family in my records. Do they connect to the
family in the volume? There is also mention of a Carl Martin Selness who
died 20 Nov 1995.
1 Norman James SELNESS b: 30 Jan 1919 Mabel, Fillmore Co., MN
+Joyce Delores JACOBSON Elderon, Shawano Co., WI
2 Carolyn Joanne SELNESS Lamberton, Redwood Co., MN
+Richard Eugene LEE
3 Christopher James LEE Scott Co., IA
3 Jessica Marie LEE Davenport, Scott Co., IA
2 Jean Elizabeth SELNESS Dane Co., WI (d. Montana)
+Chuck SANDERS (d. Montana)
2 Marie Louise SELNESS Wright Co., MN
+Allen Richard CECKA
3 Theresa Jean CECKA
3 Kristina Elizabeth CECKA
2 Carl Malcolm SELNESS
2 Ruth Renee SELNESS Cerro Gordo Co., IA
+Gary Donald GERVAIS Ramsey Co., MN
3 Natalie Joyce GERVAIS
3 Benjamin James GERVAIS
3 Steven Michael GERVAIS
2 Delores Jane SELNESS Cerro Gordo Co., IA
+Gregory Dean GRUNWALD
3 Gregory Dean GRUNWALD
3 Brian Carl GRUNWALD
3 Peter Michael GRUNWALD
2 Pamela Kaye SELNESS Elkhart Co., IN
At 12:55 PM 4/14/98 +0000, you wrote:
>Carl Selness is written up in the Hendrum, MN 100 year book and the children
>of Carl are all deceased per the write up but they did have children and not
>much is said about them except their names. These local history books are
>good local people and the present but to use for genealogy they leave a lot
>Can photocopy or send you the article online to you if you wish is some
>typing to do as is a page and alos a picture of Carl and his wife Louise.
>They came to USA ib 1873 with 3 small children.
>At 10:34 PM 4/13/98 +0200, you wrote:
>>>> I am interested in a family named Benjamin and Guri Rustvold. I think
>>>> moved to NOrman County in the 1870's. I found them in Mary Township in
>>>> 1895 Mn State Census. But I heard they lived in Hedrum earlier. What I
>>>> looking for is the birth of their son, Edward Rustvold in 1889. Maybe
>>>> County Birth Certificate, or Batzism records in a church?? I would really
>>>> appreciate any help that you could give me. I am also interested in any
>>>> records or ?? Thank you. Gayle
>>> I saw your message and just for the heck of it, I looked up the name
>>>Rustvold in my Polk County cemetery books and found the following names.
>>>I don't know if they will help you, but am sending them anyway.
>>>FAIRVIEW CEMETERY, KNUTE TOWNSHIP, POLK COUNTY, MINNESOTA
>>> RUSTVOLD, Benjamin
>>> Juli 7, 1849--Mai 2, 1920(that's the way the months are written)
>>Benjamin was born in Lensvik, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway in 1849 and
>>in my files he is named Benjamin Knutsen Singstad. His father
>>Knut Knutsen Singstad had to leave his farm in Lensvik, and first went
>>to Røstvold farm in Hemne, Sør-Trøndelag. QAfter some years there
>>they went to MN. As these people are related to me I would very much
>>like to get to know any decendants in US.
>>>GOSEN EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CEMETERY, KNUTE TOWNSHIP, POLK CO., MINN.
>>> RUSTVOLD, Elizabeth
>>> 21 Mar. 1820--13 Mai 1909
>>Elisabeth was Benjamins mother. Her maiden name was
>>Elisabet Lorentzdatter Sterten, and she was also born in Lensvik.
>>Knut and Elisabeth Singstad/Rustvold had 7 children.
>>1: Karl Ludvig b 1843. Used the last name of Selnes, had 10
>>children, married Lovise Marie Størdal/Stordahl and lived in Hendrum.
>>The children were: Maria, Ole, Ellen, Johan,Julie, Cornelia, Jens,
>>Lewey, Anna and Clara. Does anyone know their children?
>>2: Kristine b 1845.
>>4: Elen Anna b 1853.
>>5. Elisabet b 1856, died.
>>6: Elisabet b 1860.
>>7: Johan Martin b. 1863.
>>Any info? Thanks.
>>>ST. PETRI LUTHERAN CEMETERY, HUBBARD TOWNSHIP, POLK CO., MINN.
>>> RUSTVOLD, Alf
>>> July 1, 1903--Mar. 12, 1977
>>> RUSTVOLD, Gena
>>> Gary Melbo
>>> International Falls, MN.
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