Gunhild Kristine Andersdatter1

F, b. 1787, d. 1787
FatherAnders Kristensen b. 1758, d. 1798
MotherOllegård Marie Hansdatter b. c 1760, d. 1835
Death*1787 Kolsland, Sandsöya, Bjarkøy, Troms, Norway 
Birth*1787 Kolsland, Sandsöya, Bjarkøy, Troms, Norway 

Citations

  1. [S113] Jens L Jenssen, Bjarkoy Bygdebok, 2 Volumes. (Trondheim, Norway: Aktietrykkerietitrondhjem, 1947),.

Hans Olsi Rog Andersen1,2,3

M, b. circa 1788, d. 1835
FatherAnders Kristensen b. 1758, d. 1798
MotherOllegård Marie Hansdatter b. c 1760, d. 1835
Birth*c 1788 Kolsland, Sandsöya, Bjarkøy, Troms, Norway1,2 
Marriage*1832 Bride=Karen Maltesdatter1 
Death*1835 Skjellesvik, Grytöya, Bjarkøy, Troms, Norway1 

Family

Karen Maltesdatter b. 1796

Citations

  1. [S21] Jens L. Jenssen, Bjarkøy Bygdebok, Trondheim, 1948,.
  2. [S32] 1801 Norway Census, West Virginia Library at Charleston,.
  3. [S113] Jens L Jenssen, Bjarkoy Bygdebok, 2 Volumes. (Trondheim, Norway: Aktietrykkerietitrondhjem, 1947),.

Kristian Guneri Andersen1,2

M, b. 1790, d. 11 August 1873
FatherAnders Kristensen b. 1758, d. 1798
MotherOllegård Marie Hansdatter b. c 1760, d. 1835
Birth*1790 Kolsland, Sandsöya, Bjarkøy, Troms, Norway1 
Marriage*1819 Bride=Anna Kathrine Nilsdatter1 
Death*11 Aug 1873 Skjellesvik, Grytöya, Bjarkøy, Troms, Norway1 

Family

Anna Kathrine Nilsdatter b. 1796, d. 15 May 1861

Citations

  1. [S21] Jens L. Jenssen, Bjarkøy Bygdebok, Trondheim, 1948,.
  2. [S113] Jens L Jenssen, Bjarkoy Bygdebok, 2 Volumes. (Trondheim, Norway: Aktietrykkerietitrondhjem, 1947),.

Kathrine Magdalene Andersdatter1,2,3

F, b. circa 1792
FatherAnders Kristensen b. 1758, d. 1798
MotherOllegård Marie Hansdatter b. c 1760, d. 1835
Death*  
Birth*c 1792 Kolsland, Sandsöya, Bjarkøy, Troms, Norway1,2 
Census*1801 Praestegaarden, Altviig, Sands, Troms, Norway2 

Citations

  1. [S21] Jens L. Jenssen, Bjarkøy Bygdebok, Trondheim, 1948,.
  2. [S32] 1801 Norway Census, West Virginia Library at Charleston,.
  3. [S113] Jens L Jenssen, Bjarkoy Bygdebok, 2 Volumes. (Trondheim, Norway: Aktietrykkerietitrondhjem, 1947),.

Lars Kristensen1,2

M, b. 1760
FatherKristen Pedersen d. b 1801
MotherGunhild Iversdatter Holt b. c 1726, d. 20 Aug 1814
Death*  
Birth*1760 Slagstad, Bjarkøy, Troms, Norway 
Marriage*1793 Bride=Martha Johansdatter1 

Family

Martha Johansdatter

Citations

  1. [S21] Jens L. Jenssen, Bjarkøy Bygdebok, Trondheim, 1948,.
  2. [S113] Jens L Jenssen, Bjarkoy Bygdebok, 2 Volumes. (Trondheim, Norway: Aktietrykkerietitrondhjem, 1947),.

Peder Kristensen1,2

M, b. 1762, d. 1847
FatherKristen Pedersen d. b 1801
MotherGunhild Iversdatter Holt b. c 1726, d. 20 Aug 1814
Birth*1762 1 
Marriage*1797 Bride=Anna Helene Gregusdatter1 
Death*1847 1 

Family

Anna Helene Gregusdatter b. 1774

Citations

  1. [S21] Jens L. Jenssen, Bjarkøy Bygdebok, Trondheim, 1948,.
  2. [S113] Jens L Jenssen, Bjarkoy Bygdebok, 2 Volumes. (Trondheim, Norway: Aktietrykkerietitrondhjem, 1947),.

Mette Dorthea Kristensdatter1,2

F, b. 1766, d. 1849
FatherKristen Pedersen d. b 1801
MotherGunhild Iversdatter Holt b. c 1726, d. 20 Aug 1814
Birth*1766 Slagstad, Bjarkøy, Troms, Norway1 
Marriage*1792 Groom=Ole Olsen1 
Death*1849 Slagstad, Bjarkøy, Troms, Norway1 

Family

Ole Olsen b. c 1751, d. 11 Dec 1809

Citations

  1. [S21] Jens L. Jenssen, Bjarkøy Bygdebok, Trondheim, 1948,.
  2. [S113] Jens L Jenssen, Bjarkoy Bygdebok, 2 Volumes. (Trondheim, Norway: Aktietrykkerietitrondhjem, 1947),.

Signel Kristensdatter1,2

F, b. 1769
FatherKristen Pedersen d. b 1801
MotherGunhild Iversdatter Holt b. c 1726, d. 20 Aug 1814
Death*  
Birth*1769 Slagstad, Bjarkøy, Troms, Norway1 
Marriage*1796 Groom=Steen Pareli1 

Family

Steen Pareli

Citations

  1. [S21] Jens L. Jenssen, Bjarkøy Bygdebok, Trondheim, 1948,.
  2. [S113] Jens L Jenssen, Bjarkoy Bygdebok, 2 Volumes. (Trondheim, Norway: Aktietrykkerietitrondhjem, 1947),.

Johannes Kristensen1,2

M, b. 1772
FatherKristen Pedersen d. b 1801
MotherGunhild Iversdatter Holt b. c 1726, d. 20 Aug 1814
Death*  
Birth*1772 Slagstad, Bjarkøy, Troms, Norway 
Marriage*1803 Bride=Randi Andersdatter1 

Family

Randi Andersdatter

Citations

  1. [S21] Jens L. Jenssen, Bjarkøy Bygdebok, Trondheim, 1948,.
  2. [S113] Jens L Jenssen, Bjarkoy Bygdebok, 2 Volumes. (Trondheim, Norway: Aktietrykkerietitrondhjem, 1947),.

Iver Holt Kristensen1,2

M, b. 1775, d. 28 October 1868
FatherKristen Pedersen d. b 1801
MotherGunhild Iversdatter Holt b. c 1726, d. 20 Aug 1814
Birth*1775 Slagstad, Bjarkøy, Troms, Norway1 
Marriage*1818 Bride=Ovidia Andersdatter1 
Death*28 Oct 1868 Slagstad, Bjarkøy, Troms, Norway1 

Family

Ovidia Andersdatter b. 1788, d. 4 Mar 1856

Citations

  1. [S21] Jens L. Jenssen, Bjarkøy Bygdebok, Trondheim, 1948,.
  2. [S113] Jens L Jenssen, Bjarkoy Bygdebok, 2 Volumes. (Trondheim, Norway: Aktietrykkerietitrondhjem, 1947),.

Kristen Aschanius Iversen Holt1,2

M, d. 1781
FatherIver Olsen Holt b. c 1686, d. 1764
MotherMette Larsdatter Brems d. b 1765
Birth* Slagstad, Bjarkøy, Troms, Norway 
Marriage*1758 Bride=Karen Dorthea Blix1 
Death*1781 Slagstad, Bjarkøy, Troms, Norway1 

Family

Karen Dorthea Blix b. c 1737, d. 1781

Citations

  1. [S21] Jens L. Jenssen, Bjarkøy Bygdebok, Trondheim, 1948,.
  2. [S113] Jens L Jenssen, Bjarkoy Bygdebok, 2 Volumes. (Trondheim, Norway: Aktietrykkerietitrondhjem, 1947),.

Elen Marie Iversdatter1

F
FatherIver Olsen Holt b. c 1686, d. 1764
MotherMette Larsdatter Brems d. b 1765
Death*  
Marriage* Groom=Ole Pedersen1 
Birth* Slagstad, Bjarkøy, Troms, Norway 

Family

Ole Pedersen

Citations

  1. [S21] Jens L. Jenssen, Bjarkøy Bygdebok, Trondheim, 1948,.

Hans Larsen Brems1

M, b. circa 1694, d. 1767
FatherLars Rasmussen Brems
MotherGunille Joensdatter
Birth*c 1694 Slagstad, Bjarkøy, Troms, Norway 
Death*1767  

Citations

  1. [S113] Jens L Jenssen, Bjarkoy Bygdebok, 2 Volumes. (Trondheim, Norway: Aktietrykkerietitrondhjem, 1947),.

Lars Larsen Brems1,2

M, b. circa 1698, d. 1737
FatherLars Rasmussen Brems
MotherGunille Joensdatter
Birth*c 1698 Slagstad, Bjarkøy, Troms, Norway1 
Death*1737 1 

Citations

  1. [S21] Jens L. Jenssen, Bjarkøy Bygdebok, Trondheim, 1948,.
  2. [S113] Jens L Jenssen, Bjarkoy Bygdebok, 2 Volumes. (Trondheim, Norway: Aktietrykkerietitrondhjem, 1947),.

Ribor Larsdatter Brems1,2

F, b. circa 1688, d. 1763
FatherLars Rasmussen Brems
MotherGunille Joensdatter
Birth*c 1688 Slagstad, Bjarkøy, Troms, Norway1 
Death*1763  

Citations

  1. [S21] Jens L. Jenssen, Bjarkøy Bygdebok, Trondheim, 1948,.
  2. [S113] Jens L Jenssen, Bjarkoy Bygdebok, 2 Volumes. (Trondheim, Norway: Aktietrykkerietitrondhjem, 1947),.

Rasmus Rasmusen1

M, b. circa 1641
FatherRasmus Madsen b. c 1600
Death*  
Birth*c 1641 Slagstad, Bjarkøy, Troms, Norway1 

Citations

  1. [S21] Jens L. Jenssen, Bjarkøy Bygdebok, Trondheim, 1948,.

Nils Rasmusen1,2

M, b. circa 1652
FatherRasmus Madsen b. c 1600
Death*  
Birth*c 1652 Slagstad, Bjarkøy, Troms, Norway1 

Citations

  1. [S21] Jens L. Jenssen, Bjarkøy Bygdebok, Trondheim, 1948,.
  2. [S113] Jens L Jenssen, Bjarkoy Bygdebok, 2 Volumes. (Trondheim, Norway: Aktietrykkerietitrondhjem, 1947),.

Fred Wick

M, b. 7 March 1882, d. 12 January 1953
Fred Wick in Norway

Photo courtesy of Shari Garland
FatherJens Wick b. 1851
MotherAmalie Fredricksdatter Vedal b. 1858
Biography* From Lester Dahlen's book, "Pathways of Faith":

Marian's Dad was a builder/contractor by trade. In addition to building homes he also constructed several commercial buildings that Marian often proudly pointed to when we drove by them such as on 38th Street and Nicollet and Chicago Avenues as well as on 48th and Nicollet. He also did church building such as First Lutheran Church in Bemidji, Minnesota, and built an addition to St. Olaf Lutheran on 29th and Emerson Avenues North in Minneapolis. In his later working years he was employed by National Tea, a chain food store company in the upper Midwest. His main work was in modernizing their store buildings.

Where he got the background for such work is hard to imagine. Nineteen years in rural Norway prior to immigrating to the U.S. would hardly provide many opportunities for the development of such skills. His work on the main tourist lodge at Glacier Park, Montana, no doubt contributed to his future work as a contractor. An event took place at Glacier Park which couldn't help but affect his life. A piece of steel entered his right eye causing total loss of sight in that eye. As a result of that accident he was hospitalized for three months in Spokane, Washington.

Several other experiences during his early years in America must also have tested and strengthened him. His first wife, Bertha Grotting, an aunt of our friend John Grotting who became an outstanding plastic surgeon, died after only six months of marriage. After returning to Minneapolis following his hospital stay in Spokane Fred met and married Emily (nee Schwend) Raun who mothered their children Winifred (Winnie), Marian, and Dorothy. Emily, who had experienced a breakdown after being deserted by her first husband following the birth of their son Ted, had a more serious mental relapse following the birth of Dorothy, and she spent the remainder of her 89 years in state mental institutions in Anoka and Walker, Minnesota. Marian and I visited Emily in Anoka before we were married and near Walker many years later. Though she spoke of her children by name, she thought of them as though they were still small children. I conducted her funeral service at the burial plot in Sunset Cemetery in Northeast Minneapolis which Fred had provided for her. That was the end of a sad and strange life story.

After several years of caring personally for his daughters (which he often said were each worth a million dollars, thus making him a millionaire), Fred and his girls moved into the home of a newly-wed couple (Fred's younger brother Jens and his wife Caroline) who helped raise the girls until Marian was 14 years of age. Then Fred married May Hanson, a widow with two children Evelyn and Winston, and moved to her home at 4025 17th Avenue South where Marian lived until we were married.

Though both Aunt Caroline and May made important and much appreciated contributions to Marian's life and person, it is quite clear that what she had missed most was mother's love. Therefore nothing more wonderful could have happened for her than the recent discovery of a letter written by her mother to her sister Etta in California, dated June 18, 1919. Let me quote parts of it:

We have bought a car, only a Maxwell, but it has all the newest attachments and it is being painted green. Alfred Gausel has agreed to teach Fred how to run it. Fred has been home two weeks now working on our house and has built the dearest garage on the back of the lot. Of course we had to fill in some dirt, that is expensive, but it is the only way we can expect to have a decent yard.

Mother and Lulu sent me so many pretty flower seeds but I couldn't plant them as Fred knew he was going to put the yard in shape, However, they will keep until next year, I am sure.

I am going to send to Franklin Simon and Co. for an outing suit for Teddy. They advertise they deliver free anywhere in the U.S. I haven't heard from Teddy since you were here, although I enclosed a stamped envelope in my last letter.

Yes, Winifred was born in July, the 2nd. Marian, Aug. 9th. Teddy's was July 19 so you see I have always had hot weather babies.

Marian is 10 mos. and 9 days old. Yes, she climbs up the stairs and almost everywhere. She is just at the bad age now. She can get almost anywhere, then she hangs on and cries until I lift her down. Winifred wasn't nearly so hard to take care of. This baby puts everything into her mouth I was frightened almost to death 3 weeks ago. Winifred said she had seen Marian swallow a mothball. However, after I had called up the doctor and asked his advice and cried for about two hours, she didn't seem sick at all.

Fred had gone to the Singing Society, and I telephoned him to come home. He was in such a hurry that he took a short line car and ran all the way home from 38th and Nicollet. Some excitement that night at our house! Next day the doctor telephoned to find out how the baby was feeling and also kindly told me he thought it was a good warning not to leave such things around the house where the baby could get at them. They had dropped down from the closet shelf, and I had not noticed that Fred left the closet door open so, of course, both of them were in there. I guess she didn't eat one after all, because she didn't get sick.

With love and kisses from Winifred, Marian, and Emily.

What an illustration of a mother's love!

Les Dahlen: Sang first tenor with the Norwegian Glee Club.
 
Name Variation Fredrik Solberg Højer1 
Name Variation Fredrik Solberg Gutvik 
Birth*7 Mar 1882 Vedal, Brønnøy, Nordland, Norway1 
Baptism14 May 1882 Brønnøy, Nordland, Norway1 
Residence Gutvik, Leka, Nord Trøndelag, Norway2 
Immigration*17 Apr 1903 Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada; Fredrik Gutvik, age 21, laborer, able to read and write, last residence Norway. Destination Minneapolis, in possession of $6.00, paid for his own passage, joining brother Johan Gutvik at 723 Adams St., in Minneapolis.3,4,5,6 
Residence1905 1329 Adams St, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota; Age 22, carpenter, born in Norway, resident for 6 years. (Note: I'm not 100% sure this is Fred Wick. Everything fits except years in Enumeration district - and I don't have good evidence on that date in the first place).7 
Naturalization*1908 USA3 
Residence1910 1329 Adams St, Minneapolis, Hennepin Ave, Minnesota; Age 27, single, carpenter, rooming in household of Claudius and Petrina Knutsky, immigrated 1903, naturalized.5 
Marriage*7 Jul 1910 Hall of St. Anthony Lodge, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota; Wedding invitation reads:

The honor of your presence is requested
at the marriage
of
Miss Bertha Marie Grotting
to
Fredreck Solberg Wick
on Thursday evening, July the seventh
ninteen hundred an ten
at eight o'clock
Hall of St. Anthony Lodge
Fourth Street and Central Avenue
Minneapolis, Minn.; Bride=Bertha Marie Grøtting8 
Marriage*21 Sep 1915 Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota; Bride=Emily C. Rann9,10 
WWI Draft*17 Sep 1918 4501 Pillsbury Ave, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota; Age 36, naturalized US citizen, born 7 March 1882; Carpenter for the Great Northern Ry Co., Minneapolis Junction. Nearest relative: Emily Clara. Medium Heights, medium Build, blue eyes, brown hair; physically disqualifed due to left eye blind.11 
Residence*1920 4501 Pillsbury Ave, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota; Age 37, In US since 1903, naturalized 1908, House contractor
Enumeration of Fred Wick, his wife, Emily C.; and daughters Winifred (age 3 6/12ths) and Marion E. (age 1 4/12ths)3 
Residence1930 4520 2nd Ave, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota; Age 45, Building Contract; Married at age 30; Household: Jens J. Wick (43); wife Caroline O. (35); son Kenneth (6); brother Fred Wick (45), brothers-in-law Julius (33) and Otto (41) Olson; Nieces Winifred B. (12), Marion E. (10), Dorothy R. (8).4 
Divorce* Principal=Emily Clara Wick12 
Marriage*10 Aug 1934 Watertown, Codington Co., South Dakota; Clergryman was G.O. Wigdahl. Fred (age 52) is listed as a widower (actually he was divorced) and May (age 46) is listed as a widow. Both reside in Minneapolis, Minnesota and are American.; Bride=Marit Tobiasdatter Steivang13 
Residence1940 4025 17th Ave, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota; Age 57, born in Norway. Contractor in construction industry.

Enumerated with May 52, Winifred 23, Marion 21, Dorothy 18 and with Winston Hansen 21.14 
Employment* Building Contractor15 
SSN* 472-18-7727A15 
Residence 3553 Girard Ave S, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota15 
Death*12 Jan 1953 Fairview Hospital, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota; Age 70, born in Nordland Norway, father is Jens Wick, mother is Amalie Fredrikson, spouse is May.

Cause of death cerebral embolism (48 hours) due to geneal arterio sclerosis (years) due to severe coronary sclersosi (years); other significant condition: broncho pneumonia (24 hours)., Dr. E.H. Carria, MD. Died at 11 AM.

Obituary, Minneapolis Tribune 14 January 1953: WICK - Fred, 70, 3553 Girard av S., on Monday. Survived by wife, May, 3 daughters, Mrs. Clifford Holt, Mrs. Lester Dahlen, & Mrs. Arthur Petzold. 2 brothers, 7 grandchildren. Member of Dovre No. 3, Sons of Norway, St. Luke's Church, United Norwegian Singers of Mpls., & Lake Harriet Lodge No. 277 AF & AM. Services Friday, 1 p.m. at Enger Funeral Hoe, Park av & Grant st., Interment, Lakewood Cemtery. Friends may call at Funeral Home after 1 p.m. Thursday. The family requests memorials be sent to the Heart Fund of the Home Mission Building Fund of the Lutheran Free Church.16,17,15 
Burial*16 Jan 1953 Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota; Site 511-21-116,15 

Family 1

Bertha Marie Grøtting b. 27 Aug 1887, d. 10 Jan 1911
Marriage*7 Jul 1910 Hall of St. Anthony Lodge, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota; Wedding invitation reads:

The honor of your presence is requested
at the marriage
of
Miss Bertha Marie Grotting
to
Fredreck Solberg Wick
on Thursday evening, July the seventh
ninteen hundred an ten
at eight o'clock
Hall of St. Anthony Lodge
Fourth Street and Central Avenue
Minneapolis, Minn.; Bride=Bertha Marie Grøtting8 

Family 2

Emily Clara Schwend b. Jan 1890, d. 31 Oct 1979
Marriage*21 Sep 1915 Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota; Bride=Emily C. Rann9,10 
Divorce* Principal=Emily Clara Wick12 
Children

Family 3

Marit Tobiasdatter Steivang b. 13 Aug 1887, d. 6 Jul 1981
Marriage*10 Aug 1934 Watertown, Codington Co., South Dakota; Clergryman was G.O. Wigdahl. Fred (age 52) is listed as a widower (actually he was divorced) and May (age 46) is listed as a widow. Both reside in Minneapolis, Minnesota and are American.; Bride=Marit Tobiasdatter Steivang13 

Citations

  1. [S1207] Norwegian Parish Records, Nordland county, Brønnøy in Brønnøy, Parish register (official) nr. 813A09 (1875-1885), Birth and baptism records 1882, page 37.,.
  2. [S206] Lester A. Dahlen, Pathways of Fairth - A Story of Widening Opportunities in Mission (Kirk House Publishers, PO box 390759, Minneapolis, MN.), page 24.
  3. [S326] 1920 US Federal Census, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN; ED 244, page 10B.
  4. [S356] 1930 US Federal Census, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN; ED 249, Sheet 3B.
  5. [S325] 1910 US Federal Census, Minneapolis, Ward 9, Hennepin Co., Minnesota; ED 161, Sheet 1A.
  6. [S769] Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954, Ancestry.com, Nova Scotia, Halifax, Maniftest, 17 April 1903.
  7. [S775] 1905 Minnesota State Census, Minnesota, Ancestry.com, Minneapolis, Ward 9, Hennepin Co., Minnesota; ED39, Sheet 15 (image 200 of 643 on Ancestry.com).
  8. [S1078] Minnesota Official Marriage System (www.mncountry.com), Fred Wick and Bertha Grotting, married 7 July 1910 in Hennepin Co., Minnesota, Certificate #01420268.
  9. [S206] Lester A. Dahlen, Pathways of Fairth - A Story of Widening Opportunities in Mission (Kirk House Publishers, PO box 390759, Minneapolis, MN.),.
  10. [S1078] Minnesota Official Marriage System (www.mncountry.com), Fred Wick and Emily C. Rann, married 21 Sept 1915 in Hennepin Co., Minnesota, Certificate #01860092.
  11. [S497] Www.ancestry.com, Fred Solberg Wick, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, Sept 12, 1918.
  12. [S780] Emily Clara Wick, Death Certificate Cass Co., Minnesota, File #026575, 5 Nov 1974,.
  13. [S1162] South Dakota Department of Health., South Dakota Marriagaes 1905-1949 (Ancestry.com), Fred Wick, age 52 - American to May Hansen, age 46 - American bot of Minneapolis, Minnesota - married on 10 August 1934 at Watertown, Codington Co., South Dakota, Certificate # 168775, registration #173.
  14. [S1210] 1940 US Federal Census, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota; ED 89-186, Image 5.
  15. [S779] Fred Wick, Death Certificate Hennepin Co., Minnesota File # 019457, 13 Jan 1953,.
  16. [S367] Cemetery Record, Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN, http://www.lakewoodcemetery.com;.
  17. [S383] State of Minnesota., Minnesota Death Index 1908-2002 Hennepin County Certificate # 019458.

Gusta Martinusdatter Granberg1,2,3,4,5,6

F, b. 6 March 1880, d. 27 May 1976
FatherMartinus Matiassen b. 1852
MotherAntonette Halversdatter b. 1853
SSN* 389-68-0564 
Biography* Notice of 90th birthday published in The Decorah Posten on March 26, 1970:

90 aar gammel
. Mrs. John Steivang i Stanley feiret sin 90-aars fødselsdag den 15de mars. Tilstede var syv av hendes gjenlevende 9 barn, 23 barnebarn og 20 barnebarns barn. Mrs. Steivang (Gusta Granborg) var født i Hamar, Norge, og utvandret da hun var 23 aar. Hun ble gift med John Steivang i Stanley, Wis., i 1903. Han døde i 1959 og en sønn Martin, i 1966.

Obituary, published in The Stanley Republican on 27 May 1976 reads:

Last Rites For Mrs. G. Steivang Held Sunday

Funeral services for a long time resident of the area, Mrs. Gusta G. Steivang, 96, were held Sunday afternoon from Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, the Rev. Norman Sifferath and the Rev. Ronald Gerl officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.

Mrs. Steivang was born Gusta Grandberg on March 6, 1880 in Lille Hammar, Norway and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mathias Grandberg. She died Thursday evening at Victory Memorial Hospital.

She came to the United States in 1903 and on Novmeber 12, 1904 was married to John Steivang in Stanley and had lived here since.

She was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church and the Norse Mission Aid.

Survivors include five sons, Tobias of Walworth, Arne of Cochran, John, Jr., Alfred and Melvin of Stanley; four daughters, Mrs. H.J. (Ragna) Ellsworth of Interlachen, Florida, Mrs. Julie McLeod and Mrs. Robert (Marie) Richter of Waupun and Mrs. Terry (Gudrun) Canney of Milwaukee; one brother in Norway; 23 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1959 and one son, Martinus. 
Name Variation Gusta Granberg1,2,3,4,5 
Married Name Steivang 
Birth*6 Mar 1880 Saugstad, Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway7,8,6 
Baptism9 May 1880 Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway6 
Residence1900 Orsagfører Gudbrandsens grd, Hamar, Norway; Gusta, born 1879 in Ringsaker, is a servant in the household of Even and Marie Gudbrandsen in Hamar.9 
Immigration6 Oct 1904 Boston, Massachusetts; Age 24, destination was Stanley, Wisconsin, joining friend, John Steivang. From Ringsaker. Ship from Liverpool to Boston was the Saxonia.

Note that Gusta must have been about 5 months pregnant when she immigrated. John immigrated in May 1904, Gusta followed in October 1904. They were married in November 1904 and Tobias was born in January 1905.10,11 
Marriage*12 Nov 1904 Our Savior's Lutheran Parsonage, Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin; Our Saviors Lutheran Church Registry:

Johannes Steivang, age 28 (born Norge) and Gusta Granberg, age 29 (born Norge), witnesses Karl Brandvold and Martin Brandvold

Chippewa Co record:

Johannes Steivang; father: Tobias; mother Ragnhild Johnson, workingman, resides Stanely, born in Norway

and

Gusta Granberg; father Matenus Mathiason, mother Antonette Halversen, born in Norway.

License issued 8 November 1907; wedding took place on 12 November 1907 according to the rites of the Lutheran Church. Witnesses Karl Brandvold and Martin Brandvold.; Groom=Johannes Tobiassen Steivang12,13,8,14,15 
Married Name12 Nov 1904 Tobiassen12,13,8,14,15 
Residence1905 Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin; Age 2516 
Residence1910 208 N Franklin, Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin, USA17 
Residence1920 2nd Ave, Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin, USA10 
Residence*1930 316 Third Ave, Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin, USA11 
Residence1940 Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin; Age 60, born in Norway.18 
Death*27 May 1976 Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin; The Stanley Republican, "Obituary of Gusta (Grandborg) Steivang," Stanley, Wisconsin, Thursday, 27 May 1976, page 4, Column 1.

Last Rites for Mrs. G. Steivang held Sunday

Funeral services for a long time resident of the area, Mrs. Gusta G. Steivang, 96, were held Sunday afternoon from Our Savior's Lutheran Church, the Rev. Norman Siffersath and the Rev. Ronald Gerl officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.

Mrs. Steivang was born Gusta Grandberg on March 6, 1880 in Lille Hammer, Norway and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mathias Grandberg. She died Thursday evening at Victory Memorial Hospital.
She came to the United States in 1903 and on November 12, 1904 was married to John Steivang in Stanley and had lived here since.

Survivors include five sons, Tobias of Walworth; Arne of Cochran, John Jr., Alfred and Melvin of Stanley; four daughters, Mrs. H. J. (Ragna) Ellsworth of Interlachen, Florida; Mrs. Julie McLeod and Mrs. Robert (Marie) Richter of Waupun and Mrs. Terry (Gudrun) Canney of Milwaukee; one brother in Norway, 27 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1959 and one son Martinus.19,2,8,20 
Burial* Evergreen, Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin20 

Family

Johannes Tobiassen Steivang b. 5 Feb 1876, d. 4 Jul 1959
Marriage*12 Nov 1904 Our Savior's Lutheran Parsonage, Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin; Our Saviors Lutheran Church Registry:

Johannes Steivang, age 28 (born Norge) and Gusta Granberg, age 29 (born Norge), witnesses Karl Brandvold and Martin Brandvold

Chippewa Co record:

Johannes Steivang; father: Tobias; mother Ragnhild Johnson, workingman, resides Stanely, born in Norway

and

Gusta Granberg; father Matenus Mathiason, mother Antonette Halversen, born in Norway.

License issued 8 November 1907; wedding took place on 12 November 1907 according to the rites of the Lutheran Church. Witnesses Karl Brandvold and Martin Brandvold.; Groom=Johannes Tobiassen Steivang12,13,8,14,15 
Children

Citations

  1. [S134] 1920 US Federal Census, Wisconsin,.
  2. [S155] Karen Upton to Dixie Hansen. 8/14/96, 3034 Weatherby Court; Wilmington, NC 28405.
  3. [S418] Social Security Administration., US Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 (Ancestry.com),.
  4. [S165] 1910 US Federal Census, Wisconsin,.
  5. [S183] Pastor K. G. Nilsen., Østerdalslagets Aarbok (,1925-26), p. 107.
  6. [S675] Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway, (Digitalarkivet), Ringsaker in Rignsaker, Hedmark Co., Parish Reigster copy # 9 (1879-1890), Births and baptism records 1880, page 18,.
  7. [S111] Ivar A. Streitlien, Bygdebok for Folldal, 3 volumes. (Folldal, Norway: Elverum Trykk, 1974-1980), born in Ringsaker.
  8. [S166] Obituary for Gusta Steivang, The Stanley Republican, Stanley, WI (27 May 1976),.
  9. [S674] 1900 Census of Norway, Hamar, House list #25, 1st floor, Orsagfører Gudbrandsens grd.
  10. [S326] 1920 US Federal Census, Chippewa Co., WI; Stanley City; ED 80.
  11. [S356] 1930 US Federal Census, Chippewa Co., WI; Stanley City, ED 9-29, Sheet 3A.
  12. [S111] Ivar A. Streitlien, Bygdebok for Folldal, 3 volumes. (Folldal, Norway: Elverum Trykk, 1974-1980),.
  13. [S164] Obit, J. Steivang,.
  14. [S397] Baptismal Reocrd, "Ministerialbog for Stanley Skandinavik ev-luth-menighed, Begyndt den 1st January 1892 (Our Saviors Lutheran Church),", Volume Begyndt den 1st January 1892.
  15. [S404] Johnnes Steivang & Gusta Granberg, Marriage, 12 Nov 1904,.
  16. [S169] 1905 Wisconsin State Census, Wisconsin, Ancestry.com, City of Stanley, Chippewa Co., WI, 2nd Ward.
  17. [S165] 1910 US Federal Census, Wisconsin, Chippewa Co., WI; Stanley City, ED 76, Sheet 9A.
  18. [S1210] 1940 US Federal Census, Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin; ED 9-39, Image 27.
  19. [S136] Melvin Steivang to Dixie Hansen. 23 May 1996, 159 Barber Street
    Stanley, WI 54768.
  20. [S1069] Find A Grave., Find A Grave Website (www.findagrave.com), Gusta (Granberg) Steivang, died 27 May 1976, buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin; Memroial #87681193.

Ole Johnsen Dahl

M, b. 17 March 1871, d. 28 October 1944
Ole Johnsen Dahl - ca. 1928
FatherJon Johnson Hagen1
MotherAnne Olsdatter Holann1 b. 31 Jul 1842
Name Variation Ole Johnsen Dalen1 
Name Variation Ole Jonsen Dahl1 
Birth*17 Mar 1871 Gammeltroen, Dalsheim, Tynset, Norway1 
Residence*1875 Gammeldalen, Tynset, Hedmark, Norway; Residing with his maternal grandparents, Ole Olsen and Guri Rasmusdatter, with his Uncle, Rasmus Olsen, and with his umarried mother, Anne Olsdatter2 
Marriage* Bride=Sigrid Tobiasdatter Steivang 
Residence1900 Almindeligt Vaaningshus Østre Gade - Eier, Hamar, Norway; Ole b 1871 and Sigrid b. 1874 are residing with their 2 sons Tomas b. 1897 and Aksel b. 1900 and also with Sigrid's siblings: Marit, b 1887 and Johannes b. 1876.3 
Residence1910 Forhus, Floor 2, Hamar, Hedmark, Norway; occupation: fyrbytter ved Jernbane (fireworks by rail).

Enumerated with Sigrid b. 1874, Tomas b. 1897, Axel b. 1900, Ragnhild b 1901, Reidar Johan b. 1902, Odlaug b 1905, Ole b. 1908 and Signe b. 19094 
Note*17 Mar 1941 70th birthday notice published in (unnamed) paper on 17 March 1941.

70 år

Tidligere lokomotiyfører Ole J. Dahl fyller idag 70 År. Her er født i Tynset og begynte ved jernbaner allerede 13 år gammel som reserve, og blev fast pusser i 1891. Han fungerte i flerre år delvis som lokomotivfører inntil han i 1916 blev fast ansatt fører ved Bergenbanen. Aret efter kom han til Tynset og fungerte i 10 år som lokomtivformann. Till Oslo kom han i 1924 og kjørte påa Gjøvikbanen inntil hand asluttet i 1932, efter 41 åars arbeidstid.

Dahl gjorde under verdenskrigen 1914-18 flere forbedringer ved de vedfyrte lokomotiver, som har været til uvudelig nytte for Norges Stadsbaner. Han var av sine kolleger og overordnede ansett som en meget dyktig of sam __mann.

__ er, tross et strabasiøt live frem deles frisk og ster__. 
Death*28 Oct 1944 Alvdal, Hedmark, Norway; Pensjonert lokomotivfører, enkemann.

Death notice (paper unknown)

Vår kjære far, svigerfar og bestefar fhv. lokomotivfører

Ole Johnsen Dahl

døde still i dag, 73½ år gammel. Oslo/Alvdal, 28/10/1944

Thomas og Astrid.
Aksel og Gudrun.
Ragnhild og Thore.
Reidar og Ruth.
Odlaug (Danmark) og Christian.
Ole og Målfrid.
Signe og Rolf.
Per og Lilli.
Georg og Kreda.
Bjarne, Barnebarn.

Bisettes i Det gamle krematorium lørdag, 4 november kl. 12.1,5 
Burial*4 Nov 1944  

Family

Sigrid Tobiasdatter Steivang b. 7 Oct 1874, d. 22 Jul 1937
Marriage* Bride=Sigrid Tobiasdatter Steivang 
Children

Citations

  1. [S110] Odd Sevilhaug, Slekten til Ole Jonsen Dahl og Hustru Sigrid Tobiasdatter Galten (unpublished, 1982),.
  2. [S673] 1875 Norwegian Census, Gammeldalen, Tynset, Norway. Bustad nr. 0018.
  3. [S674] 1900 Census of Norway, Østre Gade - Eier Herm. Andreassen, Almindeligt Vaaninghus. House list #23, 2nd Floor, 5 living in the apartment.
  4. [S1707] 1910 Census of Norway, Hamar, Hedmark, Norway; District 003 - Centrum øst.
  5. [S1711] Ole Johnsen Dahl, Death/Probate Alvdal, Norway, 7 Nov 1944, Wright Co., MN,.

Thomas Dahl1

M, b. 18 November 1897, d. 20 June 1983
Thomas Dahl
FatherOle Johnsen Dahl b. 17 Mar 1871, d. 28 Oct 1944
MotherSigrid Tobiasdatter Steivang b. 7 Oct 1874, d. 22 Jul 1937
Appears on charts:Descendants of Tobias Embretsen Steivang and Ragnhild Marie Jonsdatter
Residence* in Ålesund, Norway 
Name Variation Tomas Dahl2 
Marriage* Bride=Astrid Elingsen1 
Birth*18 Nov 1897 Steien, Alvdal, Hedmark, Norway1,3 
Baptism6 Jan 1898 Alvdal, Hedmark, Norway; Witnesses included Johannes and Bertine Steivang.3 
Residence1900 Almindeligt Vaaningshus Østre Gade - Eier, Hamar, Norway; Ole b 1871 and Sigrid b. 1874 are residing with their 2 sons Tomas b. 1897 and Aksel b. 1900 and also with Sigrid's siblings: Marit, b 1887 and Johannes b. 1876.4 
Residence1910 Forhus, Floor 2, Hamar, Hedmark, Norway2 
Residence1937 Oslo, Norway 
ResidenceOct 1944 Skippergaten 7, Oslo, Norway; Occupation: Vaktmester (Housekeeper)5 
Death*20 Jun 1983 6 
Burial*24 Jun 1983 Ålesund, Møre og Romsdal, Norway6 

Family

Astrid Elingsen b. 2 Nov 1902
Marriage* Bride=Astrid Elingsen1 

Citations

  1. [S27] Til tante May, Minner fra Norgesturen, travel journal, 1958,.
  2. [S1707] 1910 Census of Norway, Hamar, Hedmark, Norway; District 003 - Centrum øst.
  3. [S677] Alvdal (Lille Elvedalen), Alvdal, Norway, 1896-1903, volume 2, page 66,.
  4. [S674] 1900 Census of Norway, Østre Gade - Eier Herm. Andreassen, Almindeligt Vaaninghus. House list #23, 2nd Floor, 5 living in the apartment.
  5. [S1711] Ole Johnsen Dahl, Death/Probate Alvdal, Norway, 7 Nov 1944, Wright Co., MN,.
  6. [S1236] Norwegian Parish Records, Thomas Dahl, died 20 June 1983, buried Åselund, Møre og Romsdal, Norway,.

Aksel Dahl

M, b. 19 May 1900, d. 30 November 1949
Aksel Dahl
FatherOle Johnsen Dahl b. 17 Mar 1871, d. 28 Oct 1944
MotherSigrid Tobiasdatter Steivang b. 7 Oct 1874, d. 22 Jul 1937
Appears on charts:Descendants of Tobias Embretsen Steivang and Ragnhild Marie Jonsdatter
Name Variation Axel Dahl1 
Birth*19 May 1900 Hamar, Hedmark, Norway1 
Residence*1900 Almindeligt Vaaningshus Østre Gade - Eier, Hamar, Norway; Ole b 1871 and Sigrid b. 1874 are residing with their 2 sons Tomas b. 1897 and Aksel b. 1900 and also with Sigrid's siblings: Marit, b 1887 and Johannes b. 1876.2 
Residence1910 Forhus, Floor 2, Hamar, Hedmark, Norway1 
Residence1937 Tynset, Hedmark, Norway3 
ResidenceOct 1944 Töyengaten 16, Oslo, Norway; Occupation: Dreier (metal turner) 
Death*30 Nov 1949 Death notice published on 3 December 1949 / Arbeiderbladet:

Min kjære mann, vår god far, bror, svoger og onkel
Aksel Dahl
døde onsdag 30/11 etter langt
sykeleie, 49 år gammel.
Gudrun Dahl,
f. Sørhus.

Odd
Stein
Bisettes i Det ny krematoriet
mandag 5/12 kl. 14.

And in the Aftenposted on 28 Feb 1974:

Thorvald Georg Dahl ble bisatt i Østre krematorium, store kapell, igår. Oslo og omlands Krigsinvalideforenings norske flagg og fane var stil opp ved båren. Sogneprest Jan H. Walle, Fossum, forettet og la ned kranser fra familien. Formannen Willy Amundsen la ned krans fra Oslo og omegn Krigsinvalideforening. Foran båren lå kranser fra bedriftsklubben ved A/S Jøtul og Norsk Jern - og Metallarbeiderforbund, avdeling 1.

Google Translate:
Thorvald Georg Dahl was betrayed [obviously not correct translation!] in the Eastern Crematorium, big chapel, yesterday. The Norwegian flag and tabloid of Oslo and the Norwegian Armed Forces Association was styled by the bows. Parish priest Jan H. Walle, Fossum, forged and laid down wreaths from the family. The chairman Willy Amundsen laid down a wreath from Oslo and the surrounding War Effort Society. In front of the back were wreaths from the corporate club at A/S Jøtul and the Norwegian Iron and Metalworking Association, department 1. 
Burial*12 Dec 1949  

Citations

  1. [S1707] 1910 Census of Norway, Hamar, Hedmark, Norway; District 003 - Centrum øst.
  2. [S674] 1900 Census of Norway, Østre Gade - Eier Herm. Andreassen, Almindeligt Vaaninghus. House list #23, 2nd Floor, 5 living in the apartment.
  3. [S1710] Sigrid (Steivang) Dahl, Death/Probate 926-1937 J nr. 456-1937, Oslo, Norway, 22 July 1937, Wright Co., MN,.

Reidar Johan Dahl1

M, b. 15 August 1903, d. 9 April 1968
FatherOle Johnsen Dahl b. 17 Mar 1871, d. 28 Oct 1944
MotherSigrid Tobiasdatter Steivang b. 7 Oct 1874, d. 22 Jul 1937
Appears on charts:Descendants of Tobias Embretsen Steivang and Ragnhild Marie Jonsdatter
Marriage* Bride=Ruth (?)1 
Birth15 Aug 1902 Hamar, Hedmark, Norway2 
Birth*15 Aug 1903 Hamar, Hedmark, Norway3,4 
Birth15 Aug 1904 Oslo, Norway1 
Residence*1910 Forhus, Floor 2, Hamar, Hedmark, Norway2 
Residence1937 Oslo, Norway3 
ResidenceOct 1944 Karl 12tes gt. 3, Oslo, Norway; Occupation: Postbud (Postman)4 
Death*9 Apr 1968 Øvre Grorud, Norway; Death notice in the Arbeiderbladet on 16 April 1968

Min kjære mann, vår far og
bestefar
Reidar Dahl
døde i idag.
Øvre Grorud, 9 april 1968.
Ruth Dahl
Reidar og Finn
Barnebarn og øvrige familie.

Bisettes i Østre krematorium,
Lille kapell, torsdag 18. april
kl. 13.45. 
Burial*18 Apr 1968  

Family

Ruth (?)
Marriage* Bride=Ruth (?)1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S27] Til tante May, Minner fra Norgesturen, travel journal, 1958,.
  2. [S1707] 1910 Census of Norway, Hamar, Hedmark, Norway; District 003 - Centrum øst.
  3. [S1710] Sigrid (Steivang) Dahl, Death/Probate 926-1937 J nr. 456-1937, Oslo, Norway, 22 July 1937, Wright Co., MN,.
  4. [S1711] Ole Johnsen Dahl, Death/Probate Alvdal, Norway, 7 Nov 1944, Wright Co., MN,.

Odlaug Dahl

F, b. 10 October 1905
Odlaug Dahl (also went by "Vesla")
FatherOle Johnsen Dahl b. 17 Mar 1871, d. 28 Oct 1944
MotherSigrid Tobiasdatter Steivang b. 7 Oct 1874, d. 22 Jul 1937
Appears on charts:Descendants of Tobias Embretsen Steivang and Ragnhild Marie Jonsdatter
Married Name Skor 
Residence* Kongevej 171, Kobenhoon V. 
Married Name Kinnard 
Name Variation Vesla Dahl 
Birth10 Oct 1904 1 
Birth*10 Oct 1905 Hamar, Hedmark, Norway2 
Residence1910 Forhus, Floor 2, Hamar, Hedmark, Norway2 
Residence1937 Hellerup, Denmark3 
Marriage* Groom=Christian Knudsen 
ResidenceOct 1944 Gamle Kongevei / 71, Kjøbenavn, Denmark; husmor1 
Married Name Knudsen 
Marriage*1962 Groom=Axel Kinnard4 

Family 1

Christian Knudsen
Marriage* Groom=Christian Knudsen 

Family 2

Axel Kinnard
Marriage*1962 Groom=Axel Kinnard4 

Citations

  1. [S1711] Ole Johnsen Dahl, Death/Probate Alvdal, Norway, 7 Nov 1944, Wright Co., MN,.
  2. [S1707] 1910 Census of Norway, Hamar, Hedmark, Norway; District 003 - Centrum øst.
  3. [S1710] Sigrid (Steivang) Dahl, Death/Probate 926-1937 J nr. 456-1937, Oslo, Norway, 22 July 1937, Wright Co., MN,.
  4. [S27] Til tante May, Minner fra Norgesturen, travel journal, 1958,.

Ole O. Dahl

M, b. 1 May 1908, d. 1 June 1988
Ole Dahl
FatherOle Johnsen Dahl b. 17 Mar 1871, d. 28 Oct 1944
MotherSigrid Tobiasdatter Steivang b. 7 Oct 1874, d. 22 Jul 1937
Appears on charts:Descendants of Tobias Embretsen Steivang and Ragnhild Marie Jonsdatter
Residence* Nylande 19, Lambertseter, Oslo, Norway 
Birth1 May 1907 1 
Birth*1 May 1908 Hamar, Hedmark, Norway2 
Residence1910 Forhus, Floor 2, Hamar, Hedmark, Norway2 
Residence1937 Oslo, Norway3 
ResidenceOct 1944 Ulelandsgt. 16, Oslo, Norway; Occupation: reparatör (repairman)1 
Death*1 Jun 1988 Trøgstad, Østfold, Norway4 
Burial* Trøgstad, Østfold, Norway4 

Citations

  1. [S1711] Ole Johnsen Dahl, Death/Probate Alvdal, Norway, 7 Nov 1944, Wright Co., MN,.
  2. [S1707] 1910 Census of Norway, Hamar, Hedmark, Norway; District 003 - Centrum øst.
  3. [S1710] Sigrid (Steivang) Dahl, Death/Probate 926-1937 J nr. 456-1937, Oslo, Norway, 22 July 1937, Wright Co., MN,.
  4. [S1236] Norwegian Parish Records, Ole O. Dahl, died 1 June 1988, buried at Trøgstad, Østfold, Norway,.

Signe Dahl1,2,3

F, b. 13 February 1910, d. 25 July 1998
FatherOle Johnsen Dahl b. 17 Mar 1871, d. 28 Oct 1944
MotherSigrid Tobiasdatter Steivang b. 7 Oct 1874, d. 22 Jul 1937
Appears on charts:Descendants of Tobias Embretsen Steivang and Ragnhild Marie Jonsdatter
Residence*  
Married Name Sørensen 
Marriage* Groom=Rolf Sørensen1 
Birth13 Mar 1908 4 
Birth12 Feb 1909 4 
Birth*13 Feb 1910 Hamar, Hedmark, Norway5 
Residence1910 Forhus, Floor 2, Hamar, Hedmark, Norway5 
Residence1937 Oslo, Norway6 
ResidenceOct 1944 Sandakerveien 29E, Oslo, Norway; husmor4 
Death*25 Jul 1998 7 
Burial* Oslo, Oslo, Norway7 

Family

Rolf Sørensen b. 29 Oct 1899, d. 9 May 1965
Marriage* Groom=Rolf Sørensen1 

Citations

  1. [S27] Til tante May, Minner fra Norgesturen, travel journal, 1958,.
  2. [S117] Ola Thørbjorn and Sørensen, Trond Sørhus Dixie Hansen. September, 1993, 2500 Tynset, Norway.
  3. [S118] Ola Thorbjørn S¢rhus Dixie Hansen. September 1993, 2500 Tynset, Norway.
  4. [S1711] Ole Johnsen Dahl, Death/Probate Alvdal, Norway, 7 Nov 1944, Wright Co., MN,.
  5. [S1707] 1910 Census of Norway, Hamar, Hedmark, Norway; District 003 - Centrum øst.
  6. [S1710] Sigrid (Steivang) Dahl, Death/Probate 926-1937 J nr. 456-1937, Oslo, Norway, 22 July 1937, Wright Co., MN,.
  7. [S1236] Norwegian Parish Records, Signe Sørensen, died 25 July 1998, buried Oslo, Oslok, Norway,.

Per Dahl1,2,3,4

M, b. 7 November 1911, d. 18 February 1997
Per Dahl
FatherOle Johnsen Dahl b. 17 Mar 1871, d. 28 Oct 1944
MotherSigrid Tobiasdatter Steivang b. 7 Oct 1874, d. 22 Jul 1937
Appears on charts:Descendants of Tobias Embretsen Steivang and Ragnhild Marie Jonsdatter
Residence* GL Steomsvei 83, Steommen, Oslo, Norway 
Birth7 Nov 1910 5 
Birth*7 Nov 1911 Oslo, Norway 
Residence1937 Oslo, Norway6 
Marriage* Bride=Lilly Marie (?)1,2 
ResidenceOct 1944 Sörumsand, Norway; Occupation: formann (chairman)5 
Death*18 Feb 1997 7 

Family

Lilly Marie (?) b. 24 Feb 1908, d. 10 Jul 1978
Marriage* Bride=Lilly Marie (?)1,2 

Citations

  1. [S27] Til tante May, Minner fra Norgesturen, travel journal, 1958,.
  2. [S117] Ola Thørbjorn and Sørensen, Trond Sørhus Dixie Hansen. September, 1993, 2500 Tynset, Norway.
  3. [S118] Ola Thorbjørn S¢rhus Dixie Hansen. September 1993, 2500 Tynset, Norway.
  4. [S252] Gry /Greshi/.
  5. [S1711] Ole Johnsen Dahl, Death/Probate Alvdal, Norway, 7 Nov 1944, Wright Co., MN,.
  6. [S1710] Sigrid (Steivang) Dahl, Death/Probate 926-1937 J nr. 456-1937, Oslo, Norway, 22 July 1937, Wright Co., MN,.
  7. [S1708] Norwegian National Archives., Reported Deaths in Norway 1947-2001 (digitalarkivet.no), Per Dahl, died 1997-02-18.

Thorvald Georg Dahl1,2

M, b. 7 October 1914, d. 21 February 1974
FatherOle Johnsen Dahl b. 17 Mar 1871, d. 28 Oct 1944
MotherSigrid Tobiasdatter Steivang b. 7 Oct 1874, d. 22 Jul 1937
Appears on charts:Descendants of Tobias Embretsen Steivang and Ragnhild Marie Jonsdatter
Name Variation Georg 
Birth7 Oct 1912 3 
Birth7 Oct 1913 3 
Birth*7 Oct 1914 Oslo, Norway 
Residence*1937 Oslo, Norway4 
ResidenceOct 1944 Herregårdsvei 10, Oslo, Norway; Occupation: verkstedarb. (yardwork)3 
Death*21 Feb 1974 Oslo, Norway; Death Notice published in the Aftenposten on 22 Feb 1974:

Vår alles kjære
Thorvald Georg Dahl
døde idag.
Oslo, 21 februar 1974
Else Dahl
Thor og Leif
Svigerbarn og øvrige familie

Bisetttes i Østre krematorium,
store kapell, onsdag 27 februar
kl. 13.00 
Cremation*27 Feb 1974  

Citations

  1. [S27] Til tante May, Minner fra Norgesturen, travel journal, 1958,.
  2. [S117] Ola Thørbjorn and Sørensen, Trond Sørhus Dixie Hansen. September, 1993, 2500 Tynset, Norway.
  3. [S1711] Ole Johnsen Dahl, Death/Probate Alvdal, Norway, 7 Nov 1944, Wright Co., MN,.
  4. [S1710] Sigrid (Steivang) Dahl, Death/Probate 926-1937 J nr. 456-1937, Oslo, Norway, 22 July 1937, Wright Co., MN,.

Bjarne Dahl1

M, b. 4 July 1917, d. 21 August 1965
Bjarne Dahl
FatherOle Johnsen Dahl b. 17 Mar 1871, d. 28 Oct 1944
MotherSigrid Tobiasdatter Steivang b. 7 Oct 1874, d. 22 Jul 1937
Appears on charts:Descendants of Tobias Embretsen Steivang and Ragnhild Marie Jonsdatter
Birth*4 Jul 1917 Oslo, Norway 
Birth4 Jul 1918 2 
Residence*1937 Oslo, Norway3 
ResidenceOct 1944 Johannesgate 11, Oslo, Norway; Occupation: Vedkapper (wood cutter)2 
Marriage*c 1957 Bride=Åse Marie Alfstad1 
Death*21 Aug 1965 Ski i Follo, Akershus, Norway 

Family

Åse Marie Alfstad b. 7 May 1922, d. 7 May 2003

Citations

  1. [S27] Til tante May, Minner fra Norgesturen, travel journal, 1958,.
  2. [S1711] Ole Johnsen Dahl, Death/Probate Alvdal, Norway, 7 Nov 1944, Wright Co., MN,.
  3. [S1710] Sigrid (Steivang) Dahl, Death/Probate 926-1937 J nr. 456-1937, Oslo, Norway, 22 July 1937, Wright Co., MN,.

Henry Samuel Semingson1

M, b. 20 February 1877, d. 25 February 1948
Henry Semingson in Old Mexico
1937
FatherSamuel Semingson b. 21 Aug 1837, d. 25 Feb 1921
MotherSedsel Christiansdatter b. 14 Oct 1837
Appears on charts:Descendants of Seming Svendsen
Ancestry of Florence Stella Semingson
Birth*20 Feb 1877 Strum, Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin; Farmer2,3 
Residence1880 Pleasant Valley, Eau Claire Co., Wisconsin; Age 3, born in Wisconsin3 
Marriage*24 Jun 1908 Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota; Bride=Freda Thompson4 
Residence1910 Filmore, Divide Co., North Dakota, USA; Farmer, owns farm2 
Occupation*1918 Sheridan Co., Montana; Farmer, self-employed1 
Employment1918 Medicine Lake, Sheridan Co., Montana; Farmer1 
WWI Draft*12 Sep 1918 Sheridan Co., Montana; Henry Samuel Semingson, age 41, registered for the draft in Sheridan Co., Montana on September 12, 1918. He was living at Medicine Lake, Sheridan Co., Montana and was self-employed, as a farmer. He listed his nearest relative as Freda Semingson, also living in Medicine Lake.

He gave his birth date as 20 Feburary 1877.

He was described as being of medium height and medium build with blue eyes and dark brown hair. To the question about disabilities he answered "Lame in right ankle."1 
Residence1920 Medicine Lake, Sheridan Co., Montana; Henry S. Semingson (age 42) stock buyer, born in Wisconsin, both parents born in Norway.

Enumerated with Freda, age 37; Florence S., age 12; Harry S., age 8; and Mae L., age 6. All 3 children were born in North Dakota and all 3 were attending school.5 
Residence*1930 First St., Crosby, Divide Co., North Dakota, USA6 
Employment*1930 Crosby, Divide Co., North Dakota, USA; Livestock Buyer; Owned home valued at $3,5006 
Marriage*17 Oct 1940 Bride=Ethel Swanberg 
Death*25 Feb 1948 Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota; Obituary published in The Minneapolis Star (Minneapolis, Minnesota) on 26 Feb 1948, page 36:

SEMINGSON - Henry S., age 71, residence 3133 Fremont av S. on Wed. Survived by wife, Ethel, 2 daughters, Mrs. Donald Dunton, Mpls.; Mrs. Warren Nelson, Los Angeles; son, Harry, St. Louis Park; sister, Mrs. Minnie Severson, Eau Claire, Wis.; 3 brothers, Thomas, Eau Claire, Wis; Chris, Crosby, N.D. and Samuel, Everett, Wash.; 4 grandchildren. Services Sat. afternoon, 1:30 o'clock at Welander-Quiest (West Chapel), 2301 Dupont S. Interment Sunset Memorial Park.7 
Burial*c 1948 Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota8 

Family 1

Freddrikke Tobiasdatter Steivang b. 29 Jan 1881, d. 17 Sep 1935
Marriage*24 Jun 1908 Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota; Bride=Freda Thompson4 
Children

Family 2

Ethel Swanberg b. 29 Nov 1885, d. 23 Apr 1978
Marriage*17 Oct 1940 Bride=Ethel Swanberg 

Citations

  1. [S497] Www.ancestry.com, Henry Samuel Semingson; Sheridan Co., Montana; 12 September 1918.
  2. [S325] 1910 US Federal Census, Filmore, Divide Co., ND; ED 234, Sheet 16B.
  3. [S330] 1880 US Federal Census, Pleasant Valley, Eau Claire, Wisconsin; ED 141, Sheet 544C.
  4. [S1101] Minnesota Marriages, 1849-1950 (FamilySearch.org), Henry Seminston and Freda Thomson, 24 June 1908, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota.
  5. [S326] 1920 US Federal Census, Medicine Lake, Sheridan Co., Montana; ED 201, Sheet 4A.
  6. [S356] 1930 US Federal Census, Divide Co., ND; Crosby City, ED 10, Sheet 12A.
  7. [S418] Social Security Administration., US Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 (Ancestry.com),.
  8. [S291] Cemetery Booklet belonging to May Wick with grave locations of some of her family written in it.

Harry Samuel Semingson

M, b. 5 January 1911, d. 4 July 1990
Harry S. Semingson
FatherHenry Samuel Semingson b. 20 Feb 1877, d. 25 Feb 1948
MotherFreddrikke Tobiasdatter Steivang b. 29 Jan 1881, d. 17 Sep 1935
Appears on charts:Descendants of Tobias Embretsen Steivang and Ragnhild Marie Jonsdatter
Descendants of Seming Svendsen
SSN* 578-36-94211 
Birth*5 Jan 1911 Fillmore, Divide Co, North Dakota1,2 
Residence1920 Medicine Lake, Sheridan Co., Montana; Age 8, born in North Dakota, attending school.3 
Residence*1930 First Street, Crosby City, Divide Co., North Dakota, USA4 
Residence1940 Flandreau Township, Moody Co., South Dakota; Age 29, single, born in North Dakota. 5 years previous was living in Wabasha, Wabasha Co., Minnesota. Teacher at the Inidan School.5 
Marriage*13 Apr 1941 White River, Arizona; Bride=Illa Ulene Webb 
Divorce*29 Jul 1946 Conway Co., Alaska, USA; Divorcee=Illa Ulene Webb 
Marriage*29 Aug 1946 Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; Bride=Ruth Lois Hedlund6 
Death*4 Jul 1990 Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota; Obituary published in the Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota) on 6 July 1900, page 20:

SEMINGSON - Harry S., age 79 of St. Louis Park on July 4. Survived by wife, Ruth; son, Michael; grandchildren, Amy & Peggy; sisters, Florence Brown & Leslie Nelson; nieces & nephews. No visitation or reviewal. Memorial service 1:30 p.m. today at the St. Louis Park Evangelical Free Church, 6805 Minnetonka Blvd. Private interment Lakewood Cemetery. Arr. Enga Memorial Chapel 929-78761,2 
Burial*6 Jul 1990 Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota7 

Family 1

Illa Ulene Webb b. 15 Oct 1920
Marriage*13 Apr 1941 White River, Arizona; Bride=Illa Ulene Webb 
Divorce*29 Jul 1946 Conway Co., Alaska, USA; Divorcee=Illa Ulene Webb 
Child

Family 2

Ruth Lois Hedlund b. 21 Sep 1909, d. 4 Oct 2007
Marriage*29 Aug 1946 Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa; Bride=Ruth Lois Hedlund6 

Citations

  1. [S418] Social Security Administration., US Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 (Ancestry.com),.
  2. [S383] State of Minnesota., Minnesota Death Index 1908-2002.
  3. [S326] 1920 US Federal Census, Medicine Lake, Sheridan Co., Montana; ED 201, Sheet 4A.
  4. [S356] 1930 US Federal Census, Divide Co., ND; Crosby City, ED 10, Sheet 12A.
  5. [S1210] 1940 US Federal Census, Flandreau, Moody Co., South Dakota; ED 51-10, Image 14.
  6. [S919] Family Group Sheets: Semingson Descendants, Colllaborative Project of Earl Semingsen of Hot Springs South Dakota and Harry S. Semingson of Minneapolis Minnesota,1958.
  7. [S801] Funeral Program: Ruth Lois Semingson, St. Louis Park Evangelical Free Church, St. Louis Park, Minnesota, 12 October 2007.

Florence Stella Semingson

F, b. 23 October 1909, d. 25 November 2007
Florence Semingson
FatherHenry Samuel Semingson b. 20 Feb 1877, d. 25 Feb 1948
MotherFreddrikke Tobiasdatter Steivang b. 29 Jan 1881, d. 17 Sep 1935
Appears on charts:Descendants of Tobias Embretsen Steivang and Ragnhild Marie Jonsdatter
Descendants of Seming Svendsen
Ancestry of Florence Stella Semingson
Married Name Brown 
Married Name Dunton 
Birth*23 Oct 1909 Crosby, Divide Co., North Dakota, USA 
Residence1910 Filmore, Divide Co., North Dakota, USA; Was enumerated as son "Lawrence" rather than daughter "Florence" in 1910! Age 6/12ths.1 
Residence1920 Medicine Lake, Sheridan Co., Montana; Age 12, born in North Dakota, attending school.2 
Residence*1930 First St., Crosby, Divide Co., North Dakota, USA3 
Note*1935 955 Seventeenth Ave SE, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota; Miss Florence Seminston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Semingson, 955 Seventeenth avenue southeast, will be a bridesmaid at the wedding of her cousin, Miss Evelyn Mona Hansen and Mr. Delver Charles Sundgren which will take place in June. Miss Hanson is the daughter of Mrs. Fred Wick, 4025 Seventeenth avenue south. - Zintsmaster photo.4 
Marriage* Groom=Donald Albert Dunton 
Marriage*4 Oct 1954 Groom=Arthur Brown 
Death*25 Nov 2007 Mankato, Blue Earth Co., Minnesota; Obituary published in the Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota) on 27 November 2007

Brown, Florence S. Age 98 of St. Peter, MN, formerly of Edina, passed away November 25, 2007, after a short illness. Preceded in death by husband, Donald Dunton; daughter, Betty; and son, Donald Jr. in a family auto accident in 1952; second husband, Arthur Brown. Survived by daughter, Mary Ann (Stuart) Hanson; grandsons, Ryan and Paul; nieces, Kristine Lee, and Laurie Plapp; and many other friends and relatives. Active 79 year member of Alpha Chi Omega, member of P.E.O., Mpls Woman's Club, AAUW and Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, avid gardener and bridge player. Graduate of the University of Minnesota in 1931 and taught in the Mpls School System. Memorials may be given to the Continuing Education Fund of P.E.O. or Alpha Chi Omega. Funeral service Thursday, November 29, 2 PM with visitation Wednesday, Nov. 28. 5-7 PM and 1 hour prior to service at: Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 952-920-3996 West 50th St. & Hwy 100. 
Burial*29 Nov 2007 Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota 

Family 1

Donald Albert Dunton b. 11 Aug 1909, d. 1951
Marriage* Groom=Donald Albert Dunton 
Children

Family 2

Arthur Brown b. 24 Aug 1903, d. 31 Dec 1981
Marriage*4 Oct 1954 Groom=Arthur Brown 

Citations

  1. [S325] 1910 US Federal Census, Filmore, Divide Co., ND; ED 234, Sheet 16B.
  2. [S326] 1920 US Federal Census, Medicine Lake, Sheridan Co., Montana; ED 201, Sheet 4A.
  3. [S356] 1930 US Federal Census, Divide Co., ND; Crosby City, ED 10, Sheet 12A.
  4. [S410] Newspaper Clipping from Scrapbook of Mabel Colburn, Newspaper Clipping, 1935; Paper not identified but probably Minneapolis Tribune.

Mae Lillian Semingson

F, b. 5 May 1913, d. 25 December 1992
FatherHenry Samuel Semingson b. 20 Feb 1877, d. 25 Feb 1948
MotherFreddrikke Tobiasdatter Steivang b. 29 Jan 1881, d. 17 Sep 1935
Appears on charts:Descendants of Tobias Embretsen Steivang and Ragnhild Marie Jonsdatter
Descendants of Seming Svendsen
Residence San Marino, California 
SSN 444-03-27271 
Married Name Nelson 
Name Variation Leslie Mae 
Birth4 May 1913 North Dakota1 
Birth*5 May 1913 Crosby, Divide Co., North Dakota, USA 
Residence1920 Medicine Lake, Sheridan Co., Montana; Age 6, born in North Dakota, attending school.2 
Residence1930 First Street, Crosby City, Divide Co., North Dakota, USA3 
Marriage* Groom=Warren Nelson 
Death*25 Dec 1992 Los Angeles Co., Califonia1 

Family

Warren Nelson b. 5 May 1912, d. 1987
Marriage* Groom=Warren Nelson 

Citations

  1. [S478] Center for Health Statistics State of California Department of Health Services., California Death Index 1940-1997 (Ancestry.com; Provo UT), 440-03-2727, Leslie Mae Nelson.
  2. [S326] 1920 US Federal Census, Medicine Lake, Sheridan Co., Montana; ED 201, Sheet 4A.
  3. [S356] 1930 US Federal Census, Divide Co., ND; Crosby City, ED 10, Sheet 12A.

Tobias Steivang1,2,3,4

M, b. 18 January 1905, d. 27 June 1997
FatherJohannes Tobiassen Steivang b. 5 Feb 1876, d. 4 Jul 1959
MotherGusta Martinusdatter Granberg b. 6 Mar 1880, d. 27 May 1976
Appears on charts:Descendants of Tobias Embretsen Steivang and Ragnhild Marie Jonsdatter
Residence* Walworth, Walworth Co., Wisconsin, USA2,3,5 
SSN* 393-10-5524 
Name Variation Thobias6 
Birth*18 Jan 1905 Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin2,3,7,6 
Baptism12 Mar 1905 Our Saviors Lutheran, Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin; Baptized on the same day as his cousin, Thomas Branvold.

Sponsors: Carl Brandvold, Martin Brandvold, Peter Odlaug, Ingara Odlaug, Bertine Brandvold, Juditta Brandvold6 
Residence1905 Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin; Age 6/12ths8 
Residence1910 208 N Franklin, Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin, USA9 
Residence1920 2nd Ave, Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin, USA10 
Employment*1920 Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin, USA; Newsboy10 
Residence1930 Walworth, Walworth Co., Wisconsin; Age 25, single, lodging with Milton and Nettie Clark; employed as a cashier in a bank11 
Marriage*7 Apr 1934 Bride=Ella Marie Heiting2 
Residence1966 Walworth, Wisconsin12 
Death*27 Jun 1997 Fontana, Walworth Co., Wisconsin7 

Family

Ella Marie Heiting b. 6 Sep 1904, d. 25 May 1997
Marriage*7 Apr 1934 Bride=Ella Marie Heiting2 

Citations

  1. [S134] 1920 US Federal Census, Wisconsin,.
  2. [S154] Shari Lea Ingemunson Steivang to Dixie Hansen. 9 August 1996, 910 Indian Hills Rd., Fontana, WI 53125.
  3. [S155] Karen Upton to Dixie Hansen. 8/14/96, 3034 Weatherby Court; Wilmington, NC 28405.
  4. [S165] 1910 US Federal Census, Wisconsin,.
  5. [S253] 2731 NE 14th Causeway; Pompano Beach, FL 33062.
  6. [S397] Baptismal Reocrd, "Ministerialbog for Stanley Skandinavik ev-luth-menighed, Begyndt den 1st January 1892 (Our Saviors Lutheran Church),."
  7. [S418] Social Security Administration., US Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 (Ancestry.com),.
  8. [S169] 1905 Wisconsin State Census, Wisconsin, Ancestry.com, City of Stanley, Chippewa Co., WI, 2nd Ward.
  9. [S165] 1910 US Federal Census, Wisconsin, Chippewa Co., WI; Stanley City, ED 76, Sheet 9A.
  10. [S326] 1920 US Federal Census, Chippewa Co., WI; Stanley City; ED 80.
  11. [S356] 1930 US Federal Census, Walworth, Walworth Co., WI, ED 64-29, Sheet 8B.
  12. [S1069] Find A Grave., Find A Grave Website (www.findagrave.com), Martinus Steivang, died October 11, 166, buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin; Memroial #87680561.

Martinus Steivang1,2,3

M, b. 12 March 1906, d. 11 October 1966
FatherJohannes Tobiassen Steivang b. 5 Feb 1876, d. 4 Jul 1959
MotherGusta Martinusdatter Granberg b. 6 Mar 1880, d. 27 May 1976
Appears on charts:Descendants of Tobias Embretsen Steivang and Ragnhild Marie Jonsdatter
SSN* 392-01-1914 
Name Variation Squeak 
Name Variation Martin 
Birth*12 Mar 1906 Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin4 
Residence1910 208 N Franklin, Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin, USA5 
Residence1920 2nd Ave, Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin, USA6 
Employment*1920 Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin, USA; Newsboy6 
Employment1930 Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin, USA; Electrician7 
Residence*1930 316 Third Ave, Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin, USA7 
Marriage*18 Mar 1933 Marshfield, Wood Co., Wisconsin; Wedding Announcement published in the Stanley Republican on 24 March 1933:

Miss Cecelia Mahal, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wenzel Mahal, and Martinus, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Steviang, were united in maariage at Marshfield on Saturday afternoon, March 18, at 2:30. The young couple were attended by miss Julia Steivang, sister of the groom and Ronald McLeod. The newlyweds have many friends here who extend best wishes, The groom has been in the employ of the Northern States Power Co. for the past few years. At present they are occupying rooms in the William Sattler residence.
; Bride=Cecelia Mahal8,9 
Residence1940 Emery St, Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin; Age 34, born in Wisconsin. Electrician for the N.B. Power Co.

Eunmerated with Celia 26 and Keryl 610 
Death*11 Oct 1966 Victory Memorial Hospital, Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin; The Stanley Republican, "Obituary of Martinus Steivang," Stanley, Wisconsin, Thursday, 20 October 1966, Page 6, Column 5, also 13 October 1966.

Martinus Steivang

Last rights for Martinus "Squeak" Steivang, 60, were held Friday afternoon from Our Saviors Lutheran Church, the Rev. Carl Peters officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.
Pallbearers were four of his brothers, Tobias, John, Alfred and Melvin Steivang and R. D. McLeod and Elroy Fjelstad.

Mr. Steivang who died of cancer Tuesday afternoon at Victory Memorial Hospital after a year's illness was born on March 12, 1906 in Stanley, the son of John and Gusta Steivang. He attended the Stanley schools and was graduated from Stanley High School with the class of 1924.

He was employed by the Northern States Power Company for 29 years and later was employed by Headrick Electric. For the past year he has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Denver Shilts in Wausau.
Survivors include his daughter Keryl (Mrs. Denver Shilts), Wausau, his mother Mrs. Gusta Steivang; five brothers - Tobias of Walworth, Arnie of Winon, Minnesota, and John, Alfred and Melvin of Stanley; four sisters, Julie (Mrs. R. D. McLeod) and Marie (Mrs. Robert Richter) of Waupun, Ragna (Mrs. H. J. Ellsworth, Daytona Beach, Florida; and Gudrun (Mrs. Terry Canney) of Milwaukee and two grandchildren.2,4,11 
Burial* Evergreen Cemetery, Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin11 

Family

Cecelia Mahal b. 31 Aug 1913, d. 2 Nov 1968
Marriage*18 Mar 1933 Marshfield, Wood Co., Wisconsin; Wedding Announcement published in the Stanley Republican on 24 March 1933:

Miss Cecelia Mahal, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wenzel Mahal, and Martinus, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Steviang, were united in maariage at Marshfield on Saturday afternoon, March 18, at 2:30. The young couple were attended by miss Julia Steivang, sister of the groom and Ronald McLeod. The newlyweds have many friends here who extend best wishes, The groom has been in the employ of the Northern States Power Co. for the past few years. At present they are occupying rooms in the William Sattler residence.
; Bride=Cecelia Mahal8,9 

Citations

  1. [S134] 1920 US Federal Census, Wisconsin,.
  2. [S155] Karen Upton to Dixie Hansen. 8/14/96, 3034 Weatherby Court; Wilmington, NC 28405.
  3. [S165] 1910 US Federal Census, Wisconsin,.
  4. [S418] Social Security Administration., US Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 (Ancestry.com),.
  5. [S165] 1910 US Federal Census, Wisconsin, Chippewa Co., WI; Stanley City, ED 76, Sheet 9A.
  6. [S326] 1920 US Federal Census, Chippewa Co., WI; Stanley City; ED 80.
  7. [S356] 1930 US Federal Census, Chippewa Co., WI; Stanley City, ED 9-29, Sheet 3A.
  8. [S154] Shari Lea Ingemunson Steivang to Dixie Hansen. 9 August 1996, 910 Indian Hills Rd., Fontana, WI 53125.
  9. [S640] Wedding Announcement for Martinus Steivang and Cecelia Mahal; Page 3, column 2, Stanley Republican, Stanley, Wisconsin (24 March 1933),.
  10. [S1210] 1940 US Federal Census, Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin; ED 9-39, Image 23.
  11. [S1069] Find A Grave., Find A Grave Website (www.findagrave.com), Martinus Steivang, died October 11, 166, buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin; Memroial #87680561.

Arnvin Ragnar Steivang1,2,3

M, b. 5 December 1907, d. 23 May 1984
FatherJohannes Tobiassen Steivang b. 5 Feb 1876, d. 4 Jul 1959
MotherGusta Martinusdatter Granberg b. 6 Mar 1880, d. 27 May 1976
Appears on charts:Descendants of Tobias Embretsen Steivang and Ragnhild Marie Jonsdatter
Burial* Woodlawn Cemetery, Winona, Minnesota 
SSN* 471-10-48562 
Name Variation Arnie4 
Name-Comm Arne 
Birth*5 Dec 1907 Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin2,5 
Residence1910 208 N Franklin, Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin, USA6 
Residence*1920 2nd Ave, Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin, USA4 
Marriage* Bride=Loretta Gladys Guden 
Residence1966 Winona, Minnesota7 
Death*23 May 1984 Cochrane, Buffalo Co., Wisconsin8,2 

Family

Loretta Gladys Guden b. 18 Jul 1913, d. 4 Jun 1993
Marriage* Bride=Loretta Gladys Guden 

Citations

  1. [S134] 1920 US Federal Census, Wisconsin,.
  2. [S418] Social Security Administration., US Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 (Ancestry.com),.
  3. [S165] 1910 US Federal Census, Wisconsin,.
  4. [S326] 1920 US Federal Census, Chippewa Co., WI; Stanley City; ED 80.
  5. [S176] Nancy Solie Steivang to Dixie Hansen. 17 March 1997 and 10/7/97, at 159 Barber St., Stanley, WI 54768-1003. (1997).
  6. [S165] 1910 US Federal Census, Wisconsin, Chippewa Co., WI; Stanley City, ED 76, Sheet 9A.
  7. [S1069] Find A Grave., Find A Grave Website (www.findagrave.com), Martinus Steivang, died October 11, 166, buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin; Memroial #87680561.
  8. [S155] Karen Upton to Dixie Hansen. 8/14/96, 3034 Weatherby Court; Wilmington, NC 28405.

Margit Emelie Steivang

F, b. 21 May 1899, d. 13 May 1982
FatherJohannes Tobiassen Steivang b. 5 Feb 1876, d. 4 Jul 1959
MotherMathilda Gunhilda Thoresen b. 2 Jan 1878, d. 5 Nov 1943
Appears on charts:Descendants of Tobias Embretsen Steivang and Ragnhild Marie Jonsdatter
Residence*  
Birth*21 May 1899 Steien, Alvdal, Hedmark, Norway1,2 
Married Name31 Oct 1925 Nilsen3 
Marriage*31 Oct 1925 Principal=David Toralf Nilsen3,1 
Death*13 May 1982 Sarpsborg3,1 

Family

David Toralf Nilsen b. 24 Mar 1900, d. 26 Oct 1975

Citations

  1. [S571] Arild Alander and Ivar A. Streitlien, Bygdebok for Folldal, 2 Volumes. (2000, 2001),.
  2. [S142] Alvdal Klokkerbok, Alvdal, Entry ID: Norway, 1878-1907, 141,.
  3. [S569] Information from Torill Hokstad Steivang, Note dated 8/6/05.

Martin Olesen Brandvold1,2,3,4

M, b. 28 February 1869, d. 1 September 1930
Martin Olesen Brandvold
1869-1930
FatherOla Pedersson Brandvold b. 23 Apr 1838, d. 11 Nov 1921
MotherIngeborg Anna Larsdatter b. 5 Oct 1846, d. 31 Jul 1942
Name Variation Brandvold 
Birth*28 Feb 1869 Folløien, Alvdal, Hedmark, Norway5,6 
Immigration*16 Nov 1883 From Christiania to New York on the Angelo. Travelled with his brother Lars and sister Berit.

Naturalized according to the 1900 census.5,6 
Marriage*20 Apr 1889 Wilson, St. Croix Co., Wisconsin; Marriage recorded in Spring Lake Lutheran Church Records; Spring Valley, Pierce Co., WI. At the time of their marriage, the church was called St. Paul's Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Witnesses: Ole Brandvold and Ole Hansen

; Bride=Juditta Tobiasdatter Steivang7,6 
Residence*1900 Carpenter St., Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin, USA; Common Laborer5 
Residence1905 Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin; Age 36, born in Norway, Laborer - mill, Owns home, Employed 12 of last 12 months8 
Residence1910 1 Officers Row, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho; Laborer in a Lumber Mill, Rents home, has been employed for 12 of the last 12 months; Age 41, Married for 21 years9 
Divorce*18 Aug 1923 Kootenai Co., Idaho; Judith's complaint says that Martin Brandvold deserted her and left her without money or means to provide from herself and her children on or about the 10th day of January 1910. Martin did not answer the complaint. Judgement was for Judith and required Martin to pay $50 (elsewhere $42)/month alimony and child support for 2 children plus $100 (elsewhere $92.50) for counsel fees.; Divorcee=Juditta Tobiasdatter Steivang4,10 
Death*1 Sep 1930 Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho, USA; Age 61 years, 6 months, 3 days. Cause of death is accidental drowning about September 1, 1930. Usual residence is Spokane, Washington. Father given as Ole Brandvold, Mother: Don't know. Informant is Ingvold Brandvold. Divorced from Judith Brandvold.

Lucille James Brandvold:

Lucille remembers that Martin had too much to drink and fell in the lake and drown.4,11 
Burial* Forest Cemetery, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho; Although gravestone gives date of death as Sep 29, 1930 - the death certificate gives date as "about September 1, 1930" and it was filed on September 4, 1930 with burial on September 6, 1930. 

Family

Juditta Tobiasdatter Steivang b. 30 Sep 1870, d. 28 Oct 1952
Marriage*20 Apr 1889 Wilson, St. Croix Co., Wisconsin; Marriage recorded in Spring Lake Lutheran Church Records; Spring Valley, Pierce Co., WI. At the time of their marriage, the church was called St. Paul's Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Witnesses: Ole Brandvold and Ole Hansen

; Bride=Juditta Tobiasdatter Steivang7,6 
Divorce*18 Aug 1923 Kootenai Co., Idaho; Judith's complaint says that Martin Brandvold deserted her and left her without money or means to provide from herself and her children on or about the 10th day of January 1910. Martin did not answer the complaint. Judgement was for Judith and required Martin to pay $50 (elsewhere $42)/month alimony and child support for 2 children plus $100 (elsewhere $92.50) for counsel fees.; Divorcee=Juditta Tobiasdatter Steivang4,10 
Children

Citations

  1. [S43] Elva 'Joyce' Brandvold Durgin, Joyce Brandvold Scrapbook / Correspondence,.
  2. [S139] Alvdal Kirkebok, Hedmark, Entry ID: Norway, (#2), [SO2167:Williams, Cornelia, [IT:Ancestry of Lawrence Williams, Part II:IT], 1915, CS71.W7218,1915:SO]; and [SO2168:Perkins, George Augustus, [IT:The Family of John Perkins of Ipswich, Massachusetts:IT], 3 volumes. (Salem, MA: Salem Press Publishing and Printing Co., 1882-1989):SO].,.
  3. [S142] Alvdal Klokkerbok, Alvdal, Entry ID: Norway,.
  4. [S145] Martin Brandvold, Death Certificate Kootenai Co., Idaho; #7115, 4 Sept 1930,.
  5. [S157] 1900 US Federal Census, Stanley, Chippewa Co., WI; ED 51, Sheet 4A.
  6. [S1028] Harald Horten and Stig A. Nyberg and Simon Trøan, Bergmannsslekten Tax (AR Smith Grafisk, Tynset, Norway, 2009), Family #7.40, page 296-397.
  7. [S351] Roslyn Waddell Dixie Hansen. Extract of records held by Spring Lake Lutheran Church, Spring Valley, Pierce Co., WI.
  8. [S169] 1905 Wisconsin State Census, Wisconsin, Ancestry.com, City of Stanley, Chippewa Co., WI, 2nd Ward.
  9. [S325] 1910 US Federal Census, Sherman Precint, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co, ID; ED 173, Sheet 21A.
  10. [S1198] Divorce Record, Plaintiff Judith Brandvold ,Defendant Martin Brandvold,, in Kootenai Co. Idaho, (1923).
  11. [S382] Kim Brandvold Dixie Hansen. 19 October 2003, (in possession of Dixie Hansen). Email from Kim Brandvold (e-mail address).

Oscar Theodore Brandvold1

M, b. 18 January 1890, d. 19 July 1976
FatherMartin Olesen Brandvold b. 28 Feb 1869, d. 1 Sep 1930
MotherJuditta Tobiasdatter Steivang b. 30 Sep 1870, d. 28 Oct 1952
Appears on charts:Descendants of Tobias Embretsen Steivang and Ragnhild Marie Jonsdatter
SSN* 518-03-0959 
Mltinducti* Previously exempted from the draft due to "Family Support & Physically." Sole dependents: Mother and 3 children (he is single, so the children are presumably his siblings).2 
Birth*18 Jan 1890 Madison, Dane Co., Wisconsin, USA3 
Residence*1900 Carpenter St., Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin, USA; at school3 
Residence1905 Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin; Age 154 
Residence1910 1 Officers Row, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho; Age 20, Occupation is "Edger at a Lumber Mill" and he had been unemployed 12 weeks of the past year.5 
Residence5 Jun 1917 523 Coeur d'Alene, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho, USA2 
Employment*5 Jun 1917 Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho; Laborer, Blackwell Lumber Co.2 
Attributes*5 Jun 1917 Medium height, medium build, brown hair, brown eyes.2 
Residence1920 Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho; Age 30, Employed as a logger6 
Marriage*20 Mar 1924 Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho, USA; Witnessed by Mr. and Mrs. Joe Brandvold; BOth Oscar and Ena are from Coeur d'Alene.; Bride=Ena Marie Stowe7 
Residence1930 Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho; Age 40, married at age 26, owns home valued at $500, Employed as a laborer at a sawmill8 
WWII Draft*25 Apr 1942 3308 E Fairview Ave, Spokane, Spokane Co., Washington; Age 52, born on 18 January 1890 in Wilson, Wisconsin. Person who will know address: Mrs. Judith Brandvold, Nichols Building. Employed by the Long Lake Lumber Co., in Spokane.

Small moles on face, mole on neck. 5 foot 8, 170 pounds, hazel eyes, brown hair, light complexion.9 
Death*19 Jul 1976 Spokane, Spokane Co., Washington 
Burial*23 Jul 1976 Forest Cemetery, Couer d'Alene, Kootenai, Idaho, USA 

Family

Ena Marie Stowe b. 6 Jun 1906, d. 29 Jan 1955
Marriage*20 Mar 1924 Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho, USA; Witnessed by Mr. and Mrs. Joe Brandvold; BOth Oscar and Ena are from Coeur d'Alene.; Bride=Ena Marie Stowe7 
Child

Citations

  1. [S418] Social Security Administration., US Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 (Ancestry.com),.
  2. [S497] Www.ancestry.com, Oscar Theodore Brandvold, 5 June 1917.
  3. [S157] 1900 US Federal Census, Stanley, Chippewa Co., WI; ED 51, Sheet 4A.
  4. [S169] 1905 Wisconsin State Census, Wisconsin, Ancestry.com, City of Stanley, Chippewa Co., WI, 2nd Ward.
  5. [S325] 1910 US Federal Census, Sherman Precint, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co, ID; ED 173, Sheet 21A.
  6. [S326] 1920 US Federal Census, Sherman Precint, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co, ID; ED 204, Sheets 4B, 5A.
  7. [S1190] Oscar T. Brandvold and Ena M. Stowe, Marriage Certificate, 27 March 1926, "Marriage Certificate - Kootenai Co., Idaho,."
  8. [S356] 1930 US Federal Census, Kootenai Precinct, Coeur d'Alene, ID; ED 28-19, Sheet 11A.
  9. [S654] Www.ancestry.com, Oscar Theodore Brandvold, Spokane, WA; Srial #U1833.

Thorvald Brandvold

M, b. 13 December 1891, d. 18 October 1981
FatherMartin Olesen Brandvold b. 28 Feb 1869, d. 1 Sep 1930
MotherJuditta Tobiasdatter Steivang b. 30 Sep 1870, d. 28 Oct 1952
Appears on charts:Descendants of Tobias Embretsen Steivang and Ragnhild Marie Jonsdatter
Name Variation Shorty 
Birth3 Dec Wilson, Wisconsin1 
Birth*13 Dec 1891 Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin 
Residence1900 Carpenter St., Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin, USA2 
Residence1905 Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin; Age 133 
Residence1910 1 Officers Row, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho; Age 18, Employed as a Planer in a Lumber Mill, was out of work 12 weeks during the prior year.4 
Marriage*29 Aug 1914 Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho; Witnessed by C.A. Howkins and Caesar Masini. Both Thorvald and Dixie are from Coeur d'Alen.; Bride=Dixie Criger5 
Residence5 Jun 1917 Coeurd' Alene, Idaho1 
Employment5 Jun 1917 Fernwood, Idaho; Plainerman, Blackwell Lumber Co.1 
Mltinducti*5 Jun 1917 Claimed exemption from the draft due to "weak ankle". He is married with "wife and child."6 
Attributes*5 Jun 1917 Medium height, medium build, blue eyes, light hair1 
Divorce*b 1919 Principal=Dixie Criger 
Residence*1920 Kannia Village, Lewis Co., Idaho, USA; Probably is "T. Brandvold, age 28) in the 1920 census in Lewis Co., ID. Working as a millhand in a planing mill and residing in the household of Godfrey Jarbo.7 
Residence1920 Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho; Age 28, Employed as a Foreman at a ____? Mill8 
Marriage*b 1941 Bride=Alma M. Smith 
WWII Draft*27 Apr 1942 909 Okanagon, Wenatchee, Chelon Co., Washington; Age 50, born 13 Dec 1891 in Wilson, Wisconsin. Employed at Landret Brothers in Wwnatchee, Washington. Person who will always know his address: Alma Brandvold, Wenatchee, Washington.

White, 5 feet-7 inches, 175 pounds, blue eyes, gray hair, light complexion, small scar on right side of body.9 
Death*18 Oct 1981 Spokane, Spokane Co., Washington 
Burial* Mosilium, Spokane Co., Washington 

Family 1

Dixie Criger b. 22 Apr 1896, d. 30 Mar 1973
Marriage*29 Aug 1914 Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho; Witnessed by C.A. Howkins and Caesar Masini. Both Thorvald and Dixie are from Coeur d'Alen.; Bride=Dixie Criger5 
Divorce*b 1919 Principal=Dixie Criger 
Child

Family 2

Alma M. Smith b. 17 Apr 1900, d. 9 Jun 1975
Marriage*b 1941 Bride=Alma M. Smith 

Citations

  1. [S497] Www.ancestry.com, Thorvald Brandvold; Fernwood, Idaho; 5 June 1917.
  2. [S157] 1900 US Federal Census, Stanley, Chippewa Co., WI; ED 51, Sheet 4A.
  3. [S169] 1905 Wisconsin State Census, Wisconsin, Ancestry.com, City of Stanley, Chippewa Co., WI, 2nd Ward.
  4. [S325] 1910 US Federal Census, Sherman Precint, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co, ID; ED 173, Sheet 21A.
  5. [S1532] Thorvold Brandvold and Dixie Criger, Marriage Certificate, 27 August 1914, "Marr Cert: Thorvold Brandvold and Dixie Criger," #76540,.
  6. [S497] Www.ancestry.com, Oscar Theodore Brandvold, 5 June 1917.
  7. [S326] 1920 US Federal Census, Lewis Co., ID, ED 135, Sheet 7A.
  8. [S326] 1920 US Federal Census, Sherman Precint, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co, ID; ED 204, Sheets 4B, 5A.
  9. [S654] Www.ancestry.com, Thorvald Brandvold, Wenatchee, Chelon Co., Washington, Serial # U1063.

Rudolph Brandvold1

M, b. 12 August 1893, d. 16 March 1957
FatherMartin Olesen Brandvold b. 28 Feb 1869, d. 1 Sep 1930
MotherJuditta Tobiasdatter Steivang b. 30 Sep 1870, d. 28 Oct 1952
Appears on charts:Descendants of Tobias Embretsen Steivang and Ragnhild Marie Jonsdatter
SSN* 519-10-5959 
Name Variation Rudy2 
Birth*12 Aug 1893 Wilson, St. Croix Co., Wisconsin3,4,5 
Residence1900 Carpenter St., Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin, USA3 
Residence1905 Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin; Age 116 
Residence1910 1 Officers Row, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho; Age 16, an apprenctice at a Printing Office, Had been employed all of the prior year.7 
Residence5 Jun 1917 523 Coeur d'Alene, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho4 
Employment*5 Jun 1917 St. Maries, Idaho; Printer, O.B. Moon4 
Attributes*5 Jun 1917 Medium height, slender build, blue eyes, light brown hair4 
Marriage*28 Feb 1919 St. Maries, Benewah Co., Idaho; Witnessed by Mabel Raney and Malvin C. Brandvold. Both Rudolph and Vida are from St. Maries in Benewah Co., Idaho.; Bride=Vida Elizabeth Wright8 
Residence*1920 College Precinct, Benewah Co., Idaho, USA; line-type setter for a newspaper. Living with his wife, Vida and his inlaws: Charles and Carrie Wright.9 
Residence1930 419 Washington Ave, St. Maries, Benewah Co., Idaho; Age 36, Owns home valued at $2,000, married at age 26, Employed as a printer at a printing office10 
Residence1940 419 3rd St, St. Maries, Benewah Co., Idaho; Age 47, born in Wiscosin. Linotype operator for Newspaper, earned $1,000 in prior year.

Enumerated wtih Vida E 41, Rudolph W 20, Ralph H 19, Helen A 17, and Robert E 10.11 
WWII Draft*27 Apr 1942 419 3rd St, St. Maries, Benewah Co., Idaho; Age 48, born 12 August 1893 in Wilson Wisconsin. Person who will know address: MRs. Vida Brandvold in St. Marie's Idaho. Empolyed at St. Maries Gazette Record.

White, 5 feet, 5 inches, 155 pounds, blue eyes, brown hair, ruddy complexion.5 
Death*16 Mar 1957 Spokane, Spokane Co., Washington 
Burial*20 Mar 1957 The Pines Cemetery, St. Maries, Benewah Co., Idaho 

Family

Vida Elizabeth Wright b. 30 Oct 1899, d. 13 Jan 1991
Marriage*28 Feb 1919 St. Maries, Benewah Co., Idaho; Witnessed by Mabel Raney and Malvin C. Brandvold. Both Rudolph and Vida are from St. Maries in Benewah Co., Idaho.; Bride=Vida Elizabeth Wright8 
Child

Citations

  1. [S418] Social Security Administration., US Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 (Ancestry.com),.
  2. [S162] , Nov 2007 letter to Dixie Hansen.
  3. [S157] 1900 US Federal Census, Stanley, Chippewa Co., WI; ED 51, Sheet 4A.
  4. [S497] Www.ancestry.com, Rudolph Brandvold, 5 June 1917.
  5. [S654] Www.ancestry.com, Rudolph Brandvold, St. Maries, Benewah Co., Idaho; Serial #U 537.
  6. [S169] 1905 Wisconsin State Census, Wisconsin, Ancestry.com, City of Stanley, Chippewa Co., WI, 2nd Ward.
  7. [S325] 1910 US Federal Census, Sherman Precint, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co, ID; ED 173, Sheet 21A.
  8. [S1196] Rudolph Brandvold and Vida Elizabeth Wright, Marriage Certificate, 28 Feb 1919, "Marriage Certificate - Benewah Co., Idaho," #9456,.
  9. [S326] 1920 US Federal Census, Benewah Co., ID, ED 213, Sheet 14B.
  10. [S356] 1930 US Federal Census, St. Maries, Benewah Co., ID; ED 5-19, Sheet 5B.
  11. [S1210] 1940 US Federal Census, St. Maries, Benewah Co., Idaho; ED 5-16, Image 8.

Ingvald Marius Brandvold1

M, b. 5 June 1896, d. 17 December 1963
FatherMartin Olesen Brandvold b. 28 Feb 1869, d. 1 Sep 1930
MotherJuditta Tobiasdatter Steivang b. 30 Sep 1870, d. 28 Oct 1952
Appears on charts:Descendants of Tobias Embretsen Steivang and Ragnhild Marie Jonsdatter
SSN* 518-01-0805 
Name Variation Ingvold Brandvold 
Name Variation Ingwall; Although the draft registration form has his first name as "Ingwall" - his signature on the card says "Ingvold"2 
Birth*5 Jun 1896 Wilson, St. Croix Co., Wisconsin; Draft registration card lists place of birth as Stanley, Wisconsin3,4 
Residence*1900 Carpenter St., Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin, USA3 
Residence1905 Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin; Age 95 
Rebaptism1910 1 Officers Row, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho; 13 years old, employed as a Dish washer at a boarding house, attending school6 
Attributes*5 Jun 1917 Medium height, medium build, blue eyes, light hair2 
Residence5 Jun 1917 Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho2 
Employment*5 Jun 1917 Fernwood, Idaho; Cook, Cox Brothers2 
Marriage*20 Dec 1919 Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho, USA; Witnessed by Mrs. Wm. Fisher and William Fisher. Invold is from Coeur d'Alene; Josephine is from Gibbs in Kottenai Co., ID.; Bride=Josephine Shramek7 
Residence1940 1302 A St, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenia Co., Idaho; Age 44, born in Wisconsin. Residing at this location for at least 5 years. Grader at lumber mill, earning $1,557 in year prior.

Enumerated with Josephine 37, Richard 17, and Shirley Ann 5.8 
Death*17 Dec 1963 Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho, USA 

Family

Josephine Shramek b. 29 Mar 1903, d. 21 Oct 1983
Marriage*20 Dec 1919 Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho, USA; Witnessed by Mrs. Wm. Fisher and William Fisher. Invold is from Coeur d'Alene; Josephine is from Gibbs in Kottenai Co., ID.; Bride=Josephine Shramek7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S418] Social Security Administration., US Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 (Ancestry.com),.
  2. [S497] Www.ancestry.com, Julius Brandvold, 5 June 1917.
  3. [S157] 1900 US Federal Census, Stanley, Chippewa Co., WI; ED 51, Sheet 4A.
  4. [S497] Www.ancestry.com, Ingwall Brandvold, 5 June 1917.
  5. [S169] 1905 Wisconsin State Census, Wisconsin, Ancestry.com, City of Stanley, Chippewa Co., WI, 2nd Ward.
  6. [S325] 1910 US Federal Census, Sherman Precint, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co, ID; ED 173, Sheet 21A.
  7. [S1187] Ingvold Brandvold and Josephine Shramek, Marriage Certificate, 20 Dec 1919, "Marriage Certificate - Kootenai Co., Idaho," #393,.
  8. [S1210] 1940 US Federal Census, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho; ED 28-17; Image 13.

Edwin Julius Brandvold1

M, b. 8 March 1898, d. 8 October 1983
FatherMartin Olesen Brandvold b. 28 Feb 1869, d. 1 Sep 1930
MotherJuditta Tobiasdatter Steivang b. 30 Sep 1870, d. 28 Oct 1952
Appears on charts:Descendants of Tobias Embretsen Steivang and Ragnhild Marie Jonsdatter
Burial* Couer d'Alene, Kootenai, Idaho, USA 
SSN* 518-03-0884 
Birth8 Dec 1896 Wilson, Wisconsin2 
Birth*8 Mar 1898 Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin3,4 
Baptism8 May 1898 Our Saviors Lutheran, Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin; Sponsors: Lisa Eistensen, Marie Dahl, SImon Eistensen, Ole Dahl, Simen Erikson4 
Residence1900 Carpenter St., Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin, USA3 
Residence1905 Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin5 
Residence1910 1 Officers Row, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho; Age 12, Attending School6 
Attributes*5 Jun 1917 medium height, stout, gray eyes, brown hair7 
Marriage*29 Jun 1919 Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho, USA; Witnesses: Miss Corda Acton and Invold Brandvold. Edwin and Lucille are both from Coeur d'Alene.; Bride=Lucille A. Acton8 
Residence*1920 Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho, USA; Working as a grader in a lumber mill. Living with his wife, Lucille, and his inlaws, John and Nancy Acton.9 
Residence1930 620 Empire Ave, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho; Own home valued at $1,500, Age 32, married at age 21, Employed as a Contractor at a Lumber Mill10 
Residence1940 217 Foster Ave, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenia Co., Idaho; Age 42. Born in Wisconsin. Enumerated as "Edmond J." Head of household is his mother-in-law, Nancy Acton. Checker in Lumber Yard, earned $1,450 in year prior.11 
Death*8 Oct 1983 Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho, USA 

Family

Lucille A. Acton b. 9 Sep 1900, d. 8 Sep 1988
Marriage*29 Jun 1919 Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho, USA; Witnesses: Miss Corda Acton and Invold Brandvold. Edwin and Lucille are both from Coeur d'Alene.; Bride=Lucille A. Acton8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S418] Social Security Administration., US Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 (Ancestry.com),.
  2. [S497] Www.ancestry.com, Julius Brandbold.
  3. [S157] 1900 US Federal Census, Stanley, Chippewa Co., WI; ED 51, Sheet 4A.
  4. [S397] Baptismal Reocrd, "Ministerialbog for Stanley Skandinavik ev-luth-menighed, Begyndt den 1st January 1892 (Our Saviors Lutheran Church),."
  5. [S169] 1905 Wisconsin State Census, Wisconsin, Ancestry.com, City of Stanley, Chippewa Co., WI, 2nd Ward.
  6. [S325] 1910 US Federal Census, Sherman Precint, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co, ID; ED 173, Sheet 21A.
  7. [S497] Www.ancestry.com, Julius Brandvold, 5 June 1917.
  8. [S1186] Edwin J. Brandvold and Lucille Acton, Marriage Certificate, 27 June 1919, "Marriage Certificate - Kootenai Co., Idaho," #91,.
  9. [S326] 1920 US Federal Census, Kootenai Co., ID, ED 205, Sheet 13A.
  10. [S356] 1930 US Federal Census, Sherman Precint, Coeur d'Alene, ID; ED 28-15, Sheets 10 A and 10 B.
  11. [S1210] 1940 US Federal Census, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho; ED 28-19, Image 16.

Malvin Karenus Brandvold1

M, b. 8 November 1899, d. 28 February 1976
FatherMartin Olesen Brandvold b. 28 Feb 1869, d. 1 Sep 1930
MotherJuditta Tobiasdatter Steivang b. 30 Sep 1870, d. 28 Oct 1952
Appears on charts:Descendants of Tobias Embretsen Steivang and Ragnhild Marie Jonsdatter
Residence* Living with his wife, Pearl. Inexplicably, the census indicates that his parents were Swedish. His occupation is listed as printer.2 
Burial* Norman Hill Cm, Lewiston, Idaho 
Name Variation Malvin Caranus3 
Name Variation Melvin C.4 
Nickname Foxy 
Birth*8 Nov 1899 Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin5,6,7 
Baptism10 Dec 1899 Our Saviors Lutheran, Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin; Sponsors: John Johnson, Berit Johnson, John Olsen, Olive Olsen6 
Residence1900 Carpenter St., Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin, USA5 
Residence1905 Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin; Age 58 
Residence1910 Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho; Age 10, attending school4 
Attributes*12 Sep 1918 Medium Height, Medium Build, Blue Eyes, Light Hair 
Residence12 Sep 1918 523 Coeur d'Alene, Coeur D'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho; nearest relative is Miss Kanutta Brandvold, Minneapolis, Minnesota7 
Employment*12 Sep 1918 Sherman St., Coeur D'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho; Printer, H.C. Shaver7 
Marriage*9 Jun 1919 St. Maries, Benewah Co., Idaho; Witnessed by Alma Filseth and Nell Reuter. Melvin is from Coeur d'Alena. Pearl is from St. Maries in Benewah Co., ID.; Bride=Pearl Edna Filseth9 
Residence1930 St. Maries, Benewah Co., Idaho; Age 30, married at age 19, owns home valued at $800, employed as a Painter?10 
Death*28 Feb 1976 Lewiston, Idaho 

Family

Pearl Edna Filseth b. 2 Aug 1901, d. 29 Mar 1992
Marriage*9 Jun 1919 St. Maries, Benewah Co., Idaho; Witnessed by Alma Filseth and Nell Reuter. Melvin is from Coeur d'Alena. Pearl is from St. Maries in Benewah Co., ID.; Bride=Pearl Edna Filseth9 

Citations

  1. [S418] Social Security Administration., US Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 (Ancestry.com),.
  2. [S326] 1920 US Federal Census, Benewah Co., ID, ED 213, Sheet 8B.
  3. [S497] Www.ancestry.com, Marlvin Caranus Brandvold, 12 Sept 1918.
  4. [S325] 1910 US Federal Census, Sherman Precint, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co, ID; ED 173, Sheet 21A.
  5. [S157] 1900 US Federal Census, Stanley, Chippewa Co., WI; ED 51, Sheet 4A.
  6. [S397] Baptismal Reocrd, "Ministerialbog for Stanley Skandinavik ev-luth-menighed, Begyndt den 1st January 1892 (Our Saviors Lutheran Church),."
  7. [S497] Www.ancestry.com, Malvin Caranus Brandvold, 12 September 1918.
  8. [S169] 1905 Wisconsin State Census, Wisconsin, Ancestry.com, City of Stanley, Chippewa Co., WI, 2nd Ward.
  9. [S1184] Melvin C. Brandvold and Pearl Filseth, Marriage Certificate, 9 June 1919, "Marriage Certificate - Benewah County, Idaho," #9936,.
  10. [S356] 1930 US Federal Census, St. Maries City, Behewah Co., ID: ED 5-6, Sheet 2A.

Joseph William Brandvold1

M, b. 13 December 1901, d. 29 November 1987
Joseph W. Brandvold - 1984
FatherMartin Olesen Brandvold b. 28 Feb 1869, d. 1 Sep 1930
MotherJuditta Tobiasdatter Steivang b. 30 Sep 1870, d. 28 Oct 1952
Appears on charts:Descendants of Tobias Embretsen Steivang and Ragnhild Marie Jonsdatter
Name Variation Josef William2 
Name Variation Joe3 
Birth*13 Dec 1901 Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin2 
Baptism19 Jan 1902 Our Saviors Lutheran, Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin; Sponsors: Ragna Soli, John L. Soli, eder Odlaug, Jorgine Odlaug, Ingeborg Olson2 
Residence*1905 Stanley, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin; Age 34 
Residence1910 1 Officers Row, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho; Age 8, attending school5 
Residence1920 Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho; Age 18, Employed as a Logger6 
Marriage*1 Oct 1921 Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho; Witenessed by Jas. M. Rhodes and Mazy Elder; Both Joe and Verla are from Coeur d'Alene.; Bride=Verla Mae Elder7 
Residence1930 Dover, Donner Co., Idaho; Age 28, married at age 19; Rents at $15/mo; Employed as a Grader at a Lumber Mill3 
Residence1940 1015 Lakeside, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenia Co., Idaho; Age 38, born in Wisconsin. Dry ? Pickup Man at Sawmill. Earned $1,350 in year prior.

Enumerated with Verla 35, Marian 17, Alice Jean 15, and Glen Earl 8.8 
Biography*1978 THE STORY OF "ME"
BY J.W.B.

Both of my parents were born in Norway and came to America in their early teens. They met and were married in Wisconsin.

I was born on December 13, 1901, in Stanley Wisconsin, a small town of about 2000 people, boasting of a small sawmill and a creamery, in the center of a farming community. Nine of us children was born in Wisconsin, and one after we came to Idaho. About the first thing I remember is a house full of kids, as we all had lots of friends, coming and going.

My Dad was working at the sawmill, bought a lot and built a small house on it. The family soon outgrew it but we had to make do. We slept three in a bed , two at the head and one at the foot. We were all quite young.

The Fall of 1906 was a bad one. The winter started early, the mill shut down, leaving most of the men out of work. My Dad and a friend went out of town a short distance and killed a sleigh full of deer, probably 25 or so. They borrowed the sleigh and team from another friend. They sold them around town, they didn't need a license then. They were all gone by noon.

This friend of my Dad had five children and a wife. There was no work so the two men decided to go up to Northern Michigan, where they heard there was work in the woods. They left Stanley with a change of wool clothing and two blankets in a bedroll. They got work right away. My Dad got a job driving two head of oxen, skidding logs about ten hours a day. The pay was 50 cents plus board a day. They worked the winter and decided to ride the freight train home to save money. They were almost home when they jumped off the train. My Dad made it but his friend fell under the train and was killed instantly. Mother told me that Dad never got over that.

In the Spring Dad put the house up for sale and took off for Idaho. He had heard so much about it. He got a job right away, so in October, 1907 Ma, us 9 kids and an aunt, Ma's younger sister, took the train for Coeur d'Alene. Our house was already sold.

My Dad was a logger, his only work in the woods. He came home a little bit for a couple of years, then just quit coming home at all.

Our first home was at the foot of Tubbs Hill. A year of so later we moved to the west end of Officer's Row houses, close to where is now the North Idaho College. These were very large houses that were built for the officers when the fort was here. We had just one half, a Mrs. Swanson had the other half where she ran a boarding house for men that worked at the mill.

Lots of children lived in the area. One winter some of the older boys build a toboggan slide in the parade area, where the Sherman school is now. This was fun but a bit treacherous. After one of the boys got hurt we were forced to take it down. We lived in this house for a few years, then moved to the Officers Row house at the East end of the street.

In the Summer a bunch of us boys would go skinny-dipping in the Spokane river, where it left the lake. One day I dove in, hit my head on a rock and got a bad gash on the back of my head. For many years I had a white spot in the middle of the back of my head.

When I was about 11 years old and still living in the Fort Grounds, a man who lived about 8 blocks from us asked me and my Mother if I could sleep at their house, as he worked in the woods and was only home on week ends and his wife was afraid to be alone nights. I slept there about three months. She was very nice to me. They paid me a little and gave me breakfast, but Boy, did I get homesick.

When I was about 10 years old a Mr. and Mrs. Joe Petcina. came out from Iowa and started a grocery store on River Street. He came west for his health. He gave me a job working after school and on Saturday. He had a nice horse and buggy and I took care of the horse. I learned a lot about horses from my brother Inky, who drove a team for a while delivering groceries.

Petcina's had a talented daughter, who gave piano lessons. Every Sunday P.M. one summer, Mr. Petcina took her in the horse and buggy and drove out west of town, over the Spokane river, to an area called Cougar Gulch, where she gave several children piano lessons. It was my good fortune to be invited to sit in the back of the buggy and ride along. A big treat.

For the 6 years I lived in the Fort Grounds us kids had a lot of contact with the Indians, as they came in off their Reservations to the hills around here to pick huckleberries and to hunt deer. There was no season for them then. Whenever they needed meat they went hunting. Most of the men and women wore buckskin outer clothing. They kept their kids pretty well in camp, but once in a while they would get a little far away. Then some of us would start hollering at them and they would holler back. Nobody knew what the other had said but that was scary fun.

The Indians never bothered anyone but once a year the gypsies came to town. They parked their wagons in the same place. They always had ten or twelve extra horses with them to trade with the local people. I heard the older folks talking, how the women and children would go into stores and carry off what they could in pockets they had in their skirts. Anyway, they only stayed two days, and everyone was glad to see them go. They also told fortunes while they were here.

The one big event of the year was when the big circus came to town and performed under the big top. They always held the event on the parade ground of the fort., right in front of our house. They had special flat cars on a train. They arrived in town about 4 A.M. and there always was a crowd of people to watch them unload. When they got everything down to the location about 20 or 25 of us kids got to help, putting up tents. They gave us each two tickets; we would have sneaked in anyway. They had a 15-piece band with them and about noon they had a pretty good parade up town and back. They had an afternoon and evening performance. By 10 P.M. they were packing up. The next morning before daylight my brother Melvin and I were there, finding small change, pocket knives, etc. We were lucky.

Another event we looked forward to was the one or two carnivals that came to town every summer. We got big fun watching the free shows on the outside of the tents, before they went inside. They drew big crowds. All kinds of entertainment was scarce in those days.

One day when Ma was through washing she hung some dish towels on a line she had strung across the corner of the room, over the cook stove. One of my brothers and I thought we would have some fun. We took some stick matches, stuck the heads against the hot stove and they would pop like small firecrackers. Boy, we were having a lot of fun when all of a sudden the dish towels burst into flames. I yelled "fire" as loud as I could. My older brother Oscar was in the other room. He gathered all the towels in his arms and ran out the back door and threw them on the ground. He singed his hair and arms a little but it saved our house. And I guess you know who got lickings, which we both deserved 'cause we knew better.

One year Melvin and I did odd jobs up to the 4th of July so we could get some firecrackers to celebrate with. The day before the big day we went up town and got a lot of all kinds. They were very cheap then. We got about halfway through the park on the way home and couldn't wait any longer to try a new one that was just out. We lit a couple and they were super! Mel said "Oh, just one more, then we'll put the rest away". All of a sudden Mel was a live firecracker! He had his pants pockets full of firecrackers and it seemed they all went off at once. I was scared and he was jumping up and down. Nobody was around so he grabbed at his pants to get them off and the whole front was blowed off. His celebration was over quick. But I gave him half of mine so we still had a good 4th.

All the time I was growing up in the Fort Grounds it seemed I was always working - washing windows, cutting wood, cutting lawns, or piling wood for someone else. But, looking back on all the things we did, we still had a lot of fun.

The thing I think we enjoyed the most was a phonograph that my older brother Rudi saved for, for a long time. It was beautiful, with a large pink and gold horn. It played cylinder records. We all spent many evenings sitting around, listening to those records. There was a good assortment, from classical to comedy. Something for everyone.

About this time one of my older brothers had gotten married and divorced. His wife took off so he brought his 6-month old baby girl home for Ma to raise along with her ten kids. We had a very large dining room table and there was no talk at meal time at the table, except to pass something. I guess that was the only way Ma could keep any order at the table.

One summer a friend and I herded about 22 cows across the Spokane river to a lush, green pasture. Lots of people around town kept a milk cow and sold their surplus to the neighbors. These were the cows we picked up on our route in the morning and returned them in the evening. Lots of people kept a few chickens for their eggs, also. I helped herd the cows while we still lived in the Fort Grounds. When I was about 11 or 12 years old we moved to 6th and Cd'A Ave.

When I got older I worked on a grocery delivery wagon for Nelson Bros. - that was on the corner of now 4th and Cd'A Ave. I carried the boxes of groceries into the houses, another fellow drove the team and wagon. I was older then and could carry a 100 lb. sack of sugar or spuds quite easily. This was when I quit school, just one week before 8th grade graduation. I thought the pay was too good to pass up. I wasn't quite 14 years old. I knew I would not go on to high school anyway.

That summer, while delivering groceries, I kept the team of horses in a small shed on the back of our lot. I had to take care of them, feed them, etc., harness them in the morning, take them down to the grocery to hitch them to the wagon, then unhitch at night and bring them back to the shed and unharness them.

The only means of of advertising the local silent movies in those days was the local paper and posters put outside the theater. A few times a couple of us kids got two passes for cleaning out the theater. My brother Olaf started playing the cornet when he was about 4 years old and I played baritone. We played for a couple of Lodge programs. Someway or another this man that owned the theater heard about us. He asked us if we would play for him on a Saturday. We thought we would stand in front of the theater and play a couple pieces. Instead, he had rented a horse, wagon, and driver. The wagon had a double billboard on it, to advertise a Western movie. Ole and I were to sit in the back on an old buggy seat. The man told the driver to stop every two blocks, and he told us when he stops to "play like hell". He told us to play anything we knew. We played 4 hours and made a lot of noise but we sure had sore lips! He gave us each $1.50 and three passes so we were satisfied. The man told us later that the attendance was way up after we played. But it was a one-shot deal as far as we were concerned.

I was about 14 years old when I got a job for a short time at the Blackwell mill, which was across the river. I picked board ends which were bundled and sold to the box factory to make boxes. One summer I worked at helping to make ice cream for only a couple of weeks. A man owned a bakery and had an ice-cream maker with his bakery equipment.

One summer a friend and I went over to Spirit Lake, 30 miles from Cd'A to work replacing ties on the railroad. I worked a week and came down with a severe case of tonsillitis. I was in the hospital a week, then I came home.

One summer, after I got older, I went up in the woods to a logging camp with my Dad. Because I had driven horses I was given the job of driving one large work horse, skidding the logs after they were cut, down the mountain to where they were loaded to haul to the mills. I stayed a couple of months, the food was good and I had some money to bring home and my Dad gave me some money to give to Ma. Logging was not for me - I didn't like it. It also cut into my social life as I was going to Saturday night dances by then.

My Dad was a large man - 6 ft. 4 in. tall, broad shoulders, weighed around 250 lbs., a true lumberjack. On September 29, 1930 my Dad drowned in the Spokane river. He was getting a drink at the edge and fell face down. He was 64 years old. He is buried in Forest Cemetery.

Our mother - Ma, as the whole family called her - was a small woman, barely 5 feet tall. She was a strong disciplinarian, but she had to be in a house full of growing boys. She was also a strong person for her size. She could do a big wash, on the washboard, for all the family and then go to the Lodge in the evening and dance 3 or 4 hours. She loved to dance - that was her recreation. Her later years she lived in a downtown apartment in Spokane, Wash. Her last couple months she was ailing, but she was only in the hospital one week before she died of cancer of the pancreas in October 1952. She was 82 years of age. Her wish was to be cremated - her ashes are in a niche at Riverside Cemetery in Spokane.

When I was older one of my older brothers put in a good word for me and I went to work at the largest lumber mill at that time, Blackwell. It was across the Spokane river on Blackwell Island. This was my introduction to the lumber business. I did various jobs around the mill, mostly in the planer. I only kept this job a short time.

For the next two or three years I had many jobs in many places, none too far from Cd'A. I worked at a lumber mill in Spirit Lake, at a mill a short distance from St. Maries, and the longest time at a mill in St. Maries to pay a large dental bill I had. I also worked at a mill up the river from St. Maries at a place called St. Joe. Another time I worked at Springston at a mill, another time at a mill close to Harrison, Idaho. I also worked a couple weeks up at Kellogg at a mine, repairing the narrow gauge railroad that the ore cars ran on. When they wanted me to go down in the mine I said "No way!" and I quit and came home. None of these jobs lasted very long. I had to stay at a boarding house and pay board and room. Wages were low so there wasn't much left. The summer before I got married I and another fellow went down southwest of Spokane to work on a wheat ranch, to help in the harvest. It was hard work and long hours but it only lasted a month.

Most of the mills in the area had to close down in the winter - they couldn't get their supply of logs out of the woods in the bad winter weather. During one of these shut-downs I started to work at the City Bakery on 2nd St. owned by a German fellow and his brother. They were very good bakers. While learning the trade I also delivered bread and bakery stuff around town to the different stores. How about a dozen donuts for 15 cents - two dozen for a quarter - and a loaf of bread for a dime! Later on I worked at the bakery full time - the pay was better that way. I learned the trade very well from this man - he was a good teacher. In one short interlude I worked at the Bently Bakery. After a few years I developed eczema on my hands. So I would work at the mill a few months in the summer and go back to the bakery in the winter. In this manner I stayed at the bakery for 14 years.

While I worked at the bakery I met the gal - Verla Mae Elder - who later was to become my wife. We met on Tubbs Hill on Easter Sunday, March 29, 1921. It was a beautiful day. I was with a friend and so was she. After we visited a while I walked her home. I had met one of her older brothers previously, but I didn't know then he had a sister. We were married that Fall - October 1, 1921. We were very happy. As the years went by we had two girls, Marion on January 15, 1923 and Allis on August 1, 1924.

In 1928 and 1929 the great depression hit the country. Banks went broke and businesses and industries closed down. Times really got tough. This was when the C.C.C. was inaugurated. Many roads, etc., were constructed at this time with man-power to give men work. Pay was $44 a month, if you got in a full month, which was seldom. I took any job I could get. In 1928 we moved to Dover, a small sawmill town near Sandpoint. My brother was running a planing mill there and he gave me a job, at $3.20 a day.

While we lived there I also played trumpet and drums in a small dance band almost every Saturday night. That was our recreation. A few times the band even went over into Montana to play for a dance. We also played all around in the area. The patrons would take up a collection for a tip for us. There was four of us in the band - we all worked at the mill. A lot of work but fun. We sawed up driftwood along the river for some of our firewood. We lived there a little over two years.

The mill burned about this time so we went into Spokane - I thought the pastures were greener in there. After some looking I landed a job at the Western Pine mill. The pay was 25 cents an hour, which came to $2.00 a day. We stayed at Ma's on south Cedar Street and the mill was way out on the north side of Spokane. To get to and from work each day I caught the bus on So. Cedar St., went down town to Howard and Riverside Sts., got a transfer on another bus to go to the job. The cost of the bus ticket each way, including the transfer, was 7 cents, or 14 cents round trip. This left me the sum of $1.86 a day. But we seemed to manage. Believe it or not, they had no trouble getting a crew. In a short time my wife and girls moved back to Cd'A and in a week I followed.

When I came back to Cd'A from Spokane the country was still deep in the Depression. No jobs and no money. The government had then inaugurated the W.P.A. program to help out. The pay was $44.00 a month, if you got in a full month, which was seldom. The projects were public works programs. I signed up and my first job was working on the Gibbs by-pass, which is now the Northwest Boulevard. It was all built with man-power to give more men work. Man, that was a hard, cold job! But it was better than nothing. Things didn't cost then like they do now.

About this time along came our son Glen, on October 16, 1931. He was born at home, as were the girls. We were so pleased - he was our first boy.

One time while I was out of work and times were still pretty tough, a friend of mine, who was staying with his aunt - Mrs. Pony Taylor - out east of town in an area called Sunnyside, about 6 miles from town, made me a deal. I would stay at the ranch and cut cord wood for him and me. I was to get to use his three jackasses to skid the logs down to the road, cut them in 4 ft. lengths, split them and pile them. He had an old Chevy truck he would haul my wood to my home. His aunt said I could stay there for free, so I thought that was a good deal. It turned out a nephew of mine went with me. He was strong and a good worker. Mrs. Pony Taylor had been a widow for about two years - at that time they had a 6-year-old bull, which was always gentle. One morning Mr. Pony went out to do the chores and as he went into the corral the bull attacked him. Mrs. Pony heard him holler for help and ran out, grabbed the pitchfork and managed to get him out but he was hurt so badly he only lived a short time.

The first couple days we stayed at the Taylors' my nephew got quite a charge out of Mrs. Pony chewing a plug of tobacco and smoking a corn-cob pipe. But she was a pretty good cook and pretty clean. This fellow asked me if I could handle a team. I said I had been driving horses. He said OK - but these jacks are a little different than horses. The next morning after breakfast I went down to the barn to harness up the team. The minute I opened the door all three of those jacks came at me, squealing, with their ears laid back and their mouths wide open. I never saw anything like that before! I jumped back, slammed the door shut, and hollered for help. The fellow suspected I was having some trouble. He came, threw open the door, picked up a 4 ft. piece of 2-by-4, walked right into the middle of them. It startled the jacks 'cause they expected me. He let out a string of mule swear words - I didn't know what they meant but those jacks did. He whacked a couple of them across the rump and all three jumped right up into the manger. It was a sight! Now, he said, go in and harness them. They won't bother you until tomorrow, but for Gosh Sake! don't forget to take the 2-by-4 with you! They were very strong and good workers, for their size. We cut 14 cords - 7 for him and 7 for me - all with a two-man crosscut saw. You knew you had earned that wood.

Later on I was told of an opening at the box factory, by my brother Inky, who worked there. I went up there and got a job. This box factory was in the northwest part of town. It was a long way from home but I was glad to get the job, even though the wages were low. I stayed there until I heard of an opening at Rutledge mill, which is now Potlatch Forests mill. I started there in 1936.

Soon our second son - John - came along, on March 25, 1941. A welcome addition. This evened up our family - two girls and two boys.

Shortly after this World War II broke out. This was a bad time for many families, but there was lots of work on war projects.

Rutledge mill was not union but for a time there was a group called the I.W.W. They tried to organize the men. All of the fellows did not sign up. At one time they tried to call a strike. It lasted quite a while so I got a job. with a shovel, working on a highway that was being built called the Rose Lake cut-off. That was a very hard job. The so-called strike finally fizzed out. Some of the fellows that had signed up just went back to work so the rest of us did too.

All the time I worked at Rutledge I was in the planer or shed, I never worked down in the saw-mill. I did all of the various jobs that there was to do in the planer or shed. In those years it was a pretty big operation and grew even larger. As the time went by I pretty well learned all the details of the operation. Finally, the shed boss - who was a good friend of mine - retired and I was given his job. That was a large responsibility - lots of men to keep in order. Later on after a few years, I was moved to the glue-up room, as a foreman there also. That was where they took different width boards, glued them together under pressure and made wide ones. The last 11 years I worked there I was a foreman.

While I was working in the planer a good friend of ours built a cabin up at the head of Hayden Lake. On a Saturday, if I didn't have work, or on a Sunday we would go out and I did a bit of carpenter work for him - helping out.

I always liked to hunt and fish. When I got older I always went hunting in the Fall. I always got a deer and sometimes an elk also. And when I went fishing I always brought home a lot. For a time bluebacks were very plentiful and large in Pend d'Orielle Lake. It was fun catching them. I caught a lot of them and my wife canned them, quite often. They were just like canned salmon. I also hunted and got quite a few pheasants and grouse. They are very good to eat. I haven't done much hunting or fishing the last few years; game isn't plentiful now like it used to be, the population has grown so much.

I retired from Potlatch Forests on December 31, 1966. I have never wanted for something to do. We have traveled quite a bit, mainly visiting our children and grandchildren, and some friends, and others. And the maintenance on our home and yard takes up some of my time.

The one main event since my retirement was the fabulous celebration our children arranged for our 50th wedding anniversary on October 1, 1971. They also went together and bought for us a new, gold-color Chevrolet car. The first brand new car we ever had. They also planned and arranged all the festivities that go with such an anniversary. These events were almost unbelievable.

These are memories we will cherish as long as we live.

This pretty well covers the story of my 77 and 1/2 years. I hope you enjoy it.
J.W.B. - 1978

P.S. About a year after I retired, a good friend and neighbor who worked in a store in the Mall, a large shopping center up north of town, asked me if I would play Santa Claus that holiday season. I told her I would try it once. They furnished the suit, beard and mustache. It was only part-time about four weeks. It was fun seeing the children so thrilled but it was only a one-shot deal for me. Getting that make-up on was terrible! They have since discontinued the practice
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Dictated by Joe W. Brandvold, 1978 
Death*29 Nov 1987 Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho, USA 
Burial* Forest Cemetery, Couer d' Alene, Idaho 

Family

Verla Mae Elder b. 13 Mar 1905, d. 14 Dec 1993
Marriage*1 Oct 1921 Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho; Witenessed by Jas. M. Rhodes and Mazy Elder; Both Joe and Verla are from Coeur d'Alene.; Bride=Verla Mae Elder7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S43] Elva 'Joyce' Brandvold Durgin, Joyce Brandvold Scrapbook / Correspondence,.
  2. [S397] Baptismal Reocrd, "Ministerialbog for Stanley Skandinavik ev-luth-menighed, Begyndt den 1st January 1892 (Our Saviors Lutheran Church),."
  3. [S356] 1930 US Federal Census, Dover, Bonner Co. ID; ED 9-12; Page 3B.
  4. [S169] 1905 Wisconsin State Census, Wisconsin, Ancestry.com, City of Stanley, Chippewa Co., WI, 2nd Ward.
  5. [S325] 1910 US Federal Census, Sherman Precint, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co, ID; ED 173, Sheet 21A.
  6. [S326] 1920 US Federal Census, Sherman Precint, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co, ID; ED 204, Sheets 4B, 5A.
  7. [S1189] Joe W. Brandvold and Verla M. Elder, Marriage Certificate, 1 Oct 1921, "Marriage Certificate - Kootenai Co., Idaho," #11362,.
  8. [S1210] 1940 US Federal Census, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho; ED 28-11, Image 26.