Anna Mahar

F, b. circa 1893
     Anna Mahar was born circa 1893 at South Dakota. She married Martin L. Solaas, son of Lars Peterson Solaas and Johanna Olena Johanson, on 6 October 1915 at Beresford, Union, South Dakota, County of Residence: Union. Spouse listed as Anna Moher.1
     Anna Mahar was also known as Moher. As of 6 October 1915,her married name was Solaas. She was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Beresford, Union, South Dakota.2 She was listed as wife in Martin L. Solaas's household on the 1930 Census at Dog Ear, Tripp, South Dakota.3

Children of Anna Mahar and Martin L. Solaas

Citations

  1. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Sheet 18B. ED 243. Dwelling 390.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED62-10. Dwelling 3.

Willard M. Solaas

M, b. 10 August 1916, d. January 1978
     Willard M. Solaas was born on 10 August 1916 at South Dakota. He was the son of Martin L. Solaas and Anna Mahar. Willard M. Solaas died in January 1978 at Hanna, Carbon, Wyoming, at age 61.
     Willard M. Solaas was also known as William. He obtained US Social Security Card at Illinois; last residence Hanna, Carbon, Wyoming. He was listed as a son in Martin L. Solaas's household on the 1920 Census at Beresford, Union, South Dakota.1 Willard M. Solaas was listed as a son in Martin L. Solaas's household on the 1930 Census at Dog Ear, Tripp, South Dakota.2
Father*Martin L. Solaas b. 19 Mar 1894, d. 6 Apr 1973
Mother*Anna Mahar b. c 1893

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Sheet 18B. ED 243. Dwelling 390.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED62-10. Dwelling 3.

Orvind J. Solaas

M, b. 24 June 1919, d. 20 April 1988
     Orvind J. Solaas was born on 24 June 1919 at South Dakota. He was the son of Martin L. Solaas and Anna Mahar. Orvind J. Solaas died on 20 April 1988 at age 68.
     Orvind J. Solaas was also known as Orvend. He obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee. He was listed as a son in Martin L. Solaas's household on the 1920 Census at Beresford, Union, South Dakota.1 Orvind J. Solaas was listed as a son in Martin L. Solaas's household on the 1930 Census at Dog Ear, Tripp, South Dakota.2
Father*Martin L. Solaas b. 19 Mar 1894, d. 6 Apr 1973
Mother*Anna Mahar b. c 1893

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Sheet 18B. ED 243. Dwelling 390.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED62-10. Dwelling 3.

Margreta Sjursdtr. Nesheim

F, b. 25 July 1879, d. 19 September 1919
     Margreta Sjursdtr. Nesheim was born on 25 July 1879 at Vossestrand, Hordaland, Norway. She married Christian A. Solaas, son of Lars Peterson Solaas and Selma Augusta Peterson, on 25 October 1911. Margreta Sjursdtr. Nesheim died on 19 September 1919 at age 40. She was buried after 19 September 1919 at Gustave Cemetery, Harding, South Dakota, Location D2.
     Margreta Sjursdtr. Nesheim was also known as Margaret S. As of 25 October 1911,her married name was Solaas.

Children of Margreta Sjursdtr. Nesheim and Christian A. Solaas

Gladys S. Solaas

F, b. circa 1915
     Gladys S. Solaas was born circa 1915 at South Dakota. She was the daughter of Christian A. Solaas and Margreta Sjursdtr. Nesheim.
     Her married name was McKenny. Gladys S. Solaas was also known as Gladys H. She lived at Oregon. She was listed as a daughter in Christian A. Solaas's household on the 1920 Census at Gustave District, Harding, South Dakota; living next door to August Waisanen.1 Gladys S. Solaas was listed as a daughter in Christian A. Solaas's household on the 1930 Census at Township 16, Harding, South Dakota.2
Father*Christian A. Solaas b. 25 Mar 1880, d. 6 Jul 1946
Mother*Margreta Sjursdtr. Nesheim b. 25 Jul 1879, d. 19 Sep 1919

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED94. Sheet 4A. Dwelling 10.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED32-29. Dwelling 20.

Lillian C. Solaas

F, b. circa 1917
     Lillian C. Solaas was born circa 1917 at South Dakota. She was the daughter of Christian A. Solaas and Margreta Sjursdtr. Nesheim. Lillian C. Solaas married Carl Rothermel on 27 September 1941 at Butte, South Dakota, Post Office: Belle Fourche.1
     Lillian C. Solaas lived at Belle Fourche, South Dakota. She was listed as a daughter in Christian A. Solaas's household on the 1920 Census at Gustave District, Harding, South Dakota; living next door to August Waisanen.2 Lillian C. Solaas was listed as a daughter in Christian A. Solaas's household on the 1930 Census at Township 16, Harding, South Dakota.3 As of 27 September 1941,her married name was Rothermel.
Father*Christian A. Solaas b. 25 Mar 1880, d. 6 Jul 1946
Mother*Margreta Sjursdtr. Nesheim b. 25 Jul 1879, d. 19 Sep 1919

Citations

  1. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED94. Sheet 4A. Dwelling 10.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED32-29. Dwelling 20.

Bertha M. Solaas

F, b. circa September 1919
     Bertha M. Solaas married Sam B. Offerdahl. Bertha M. Solaas was born circa September 1919 at South Dakota. She was the daughter of Christian A. Solaas and Margreta Sjursdtr. Nesheim.
     Her married name was Offerdahl. Bertha M. Solaas lived at Belle Fourche, South Dakota. Her married name was Offerdal. She was listed as a daughter in Christian A. Solaas's household on the 1920 Census at Gustave District, Harding, South Dakota; living next door to August Waisanen.1 Bertha M. Solaas was listed as a daughter in Albert Adolph Steinweg's household on the 1930 Census at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin; living at 341 Eight Street.2 Bertha M. Solaas was listed as a daughter in Christian A. Solaas's household on the 1930 Census at Township 16, Harding, South Dakota.3
Father*Christian A. Solaas b. 25 Mar 1880, d. 6 Jul 1946
Mother*Margreta Sjursdtr. Nesheim b. 25 Jul 1879, d. 19 Sep 1919

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED94. Sheet 4A. Dwelling 10.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED56-30. Ward 2. Dwelling 272.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED32-29. Dwelling 20.

Christina Berg

F, b. circa 1874
     Christina Berg was born circa 1874 at Norway. She was the daughter of Oree A. Berg. Christina Berg married Peter L. Solaas, son of Lars Peterson Solaas and Selma Augusta Peterson, circa 1904 at Union, South Dakota.
     Christina Berg immigrated with Oree A. Berg in 1892. As of circa 1904,her married name was Solaas. Christina Berg was listed as wife in Peter L. Solaas's household on the 1910 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.1 Christina Berg was listed as wife in Peter L. Solaas's household on the 1920 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.2 Christina Berg was listed as wife in Peter L. Solaas's household on the 1930 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.3
Father*Oree A. Berg b. c 1833

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED431. Dwelling 44.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED 252. Dwelling 38.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-15. Dwelling 91.

Minnie Louise Westberg

F, b. 21 January 1902, d. 22 June 1999
     Minnie Louise Westberg was born on 21 January 1902 at Union, South Dakota, also listed as 12 Jan 1902.1 She was the daughter of Herman N. Westberg and Ida Christine Peterson. Minnie Louise Westberg married Edward Andreas Abraham, son of Peder Abrahamson and Julia Christine Christensen, on 26 November 1935 at Beresford, Union, South Dakota, Thursday evening at seven o'clock occured the wedding of Miss Minne Westberg and Mr. Edward A. Abraham in the home of Miss Westberg's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Anderson... The bridegroom was attended by his brother, Clarence Abraham and Delmar Payson, a cousin of the bride... A reception was held that evening at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman N. Westberg... After a month's wedding trip in California and other points on the west coast, they will be at home on a farm near Alcester... Mr. Abraham is one of the progressive farmers of the Beresford vicinity and Mrs. Abraham has lived in that vicinity all her life. For several years she was a teacher in the Centerville schools where she made numerous friends.2 Minnie Louise Westberg died on 22 June 1999 at age 97.3
     She was listed as a daughter in Herman N. Westberg's household on the 1910 Census at Glenwood, Clay, South Dakota.4 Minnie Louise Westberg was listed as a daughter in Herman N. Westberg's household on the 1930 Census at Glenwood, Clay, South Dakota.5 As of 26 November 1935,her married name was Abraham. As of 26 November 1935,her married name was Abrahamson.
Father*Herman N. Westberg b. c 1871, d. a May 1930
Mother*Ida Christine Peterson b. c 1870, d. a May 1930

Citations

  1. [S9] South Dakota, South Dakota Birth Records South Dakota, State File Number: 764050 (unknown file date).
  2. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949, Spouse listed as Edward H Abrahamson. Reported as Clay County.
  3. [S184] Beresford Republic Newspaper, Vol. 106, 1999, 1 Jul.
  4. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED115. Dwelling 122.
  5. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED14-4. Dwelling 62.

Herman N. Westberg

M, b. circa 1871, d. after May 1930
     Herman N. Westberg was born circa 1871 at Iowa. He was the son of John N. Westberg and Martha Helena Anderson. Herman N. Westberg married Ida Christine Peterson, daughter of S. M. Peterson and unknown (?), circa 1897. Herman N. Westberg died after May 1930.
     He was listed as a son in John N. Westberg's household on the 1880 Census at Township 95, Clay, Dakota Territory.1 Herman N. Westberg was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Glenwood, Clay, South Dakota.2 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Glenwood, Clay, South Dakota.3 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Glenwood, Clay, South Dakota.4
Father*John N. Westberg b. c 1841, d. b 1900
Mother*Martha Helena Anderson b. Nov 1846, d. a 1910

Children of Herman N. Westberg and Ida Christine Peterson

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0112 Sheet 352D.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED115. Dwelling 122.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED57. Dwelling 75.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED14-4. Dwelling 62.

Ida Christine Peterson

F, b. circa 1870, d. after May 1930
     Ida Christine Peterson was born circa 1870 at Illinois. She was the daughter of S. M. Peterson and unknown (?). Ida Christine Peterson married Herman N. Westberg, son of John N. Westberg and Martha Helena Anderson, circa 1897. Ida Christine Peterson died after May 1930.
     As of circa 1897,her married name was Westberg. She was listed as wife in Herman N. Westberg's household on the 1910 Census at Glenwood, Clay, South Dakota.1 Ida Christine Peterson was listed as wife in Herman N. Westberg's household on the 1920 Census at Glenwood, Clay, South Dakota.2 Ida Christine Peterson was listed as wife in Herman N. Westberg's household on the 1930 Census at Glenwood, Clay, South Dakota.3
Father*S. M. Peterson b. c 1844
Mother*unknown (?) d. b 1930

Children of Ida Christine Peterson and Herman N. Westberg

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED115. Dwelling 122.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED57. Dwelling 75.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED14-4. Dwelling 62.

Shirley Jean Abraham

F, b. 17 December 1933, d. 4 December 2002
     Shirley Jean Abraham was born on 17 December 1933 at South Dakota. She was the daughter of Roy Abraham and Sarah Marie Sommervold. Shirley Jean Abraham married Gerald G. Alter on 25 November 1955 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church Shirley Jean Abraham and Gerald Alter wedding announcement.
Akron Register Tribune December 29, 1955 - Shirley Jean Abraham and Gerald Alter wedding announcement
Shirley Jean Abraham died on 4 December 2002 at Iowa at age 68.
     As of 25 November 1955,her married name was Alter. As of 1 August 1981,her married name was Derflinger.
Father*Roy Abraham b. 18 Mar 1901, d. 18 Jul 1981
Mother*Sarah Marie Sommervold b. 19 Jun 1903, d. 18 Oct 1990

Donald Ray Abraham

M, b. 20 September 1935, d. 28 January 2017
Don Abraham 2004
     Donald Ray Abraham was born on 20 September 1935 at Spink, Union, South Dakota. He was the son of Roy Abraham and Sarah Marie Sommervold. Donald Ray Abraham died on 28 January 2017 at Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma, at age 81 Donald Ray Abraham of Elk Point, SD died January 28, 2017 in Norman, OK while visiting family members. A memorial service will be held February 4, 2017 at 10:30 am at Brule Creek Lutheran Church of rural Elk Point with Pastor Steve Martens officiating. The family will be present one hour before the service.

Donald was born September 20, 1935 to Roy and Sarah (Sommervold) Abraham near Spink in rural Union County South Dakota. All four of Don's grandparents were born in Norway. He was the second child of the family with an older sister Shirley (now deceased) and younger brother Robert (Marilyn) of Alcester, SD. His youth was spent on his parent's farm and his education began in a one-room school house called Pleasant Hill. He graduated from Alcester High School in 1954, was honorably discharged from the US Army after 3 years in 1959, graduated from Augustana College (BS) in Sioux Falls 1961, University of Wyoming (MS) 1963, Kansas State University (PhD) 1972.

He married Mary J. Urbigkit in August 1963 in Riverton, WY. The couple have two sons David (Cindy) of Wauchula, FL and Elk Point, SD, and Eric (Jane) of Norman, OK, and three grandchildren Ryan, Ethan, and Emily.

Don and Mary Abraham enjoyed extensive travel visiting every state in the US and 36 countries worldwide. Included in these travels Dr. Abraham was employed by Indiana University in Malaysia for 2 ½ years, and by Waldorf College in Tanzania, Africa. He was a professor of physics at the University of South Dakota for 17 years where he served as chair and retired in 1997. He pursued research in his field of nuclear physics at three National Laboratories: Los Alamos, NM, Oak Ridge, TN, and Argonne, IL as well as Kansas State University. He was the first president of the Elk Point Jefferson Educational Foundation organized to provide scholarships for EPJ students. He was a member and past president of the Lions Club in Elk Point. He has served on boards of Thrivent Financial, Bethesda of Beresford, The American Farm Bureau, Union County Irrigators, and SD Corn Producers. Don was a past council member for Brule Creek Lutheran Church, Elk Point, SD and Grace Lutheran Church, Springfield, IL.

Donald's favorite pastime on the farm which he and Mary owned and operated in Union County was training saddle and driving horses. They used them for many pack trips into the Rocky Mountains, Black Hills, and other national forests. More recently he has pursued the less rigorous pastimes of playing bridge with his wife and chess with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, sons, brother, grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Published in The Argus Leader on Jan. 31, 2017. He was buried after 28 January 2017 at Brule Creek Cemetery, Spink, Union, South Dakota.
Donald Ray Abraham - Tombstone back - Brule Creek Cemetery, SD
Donald Ray Abraham - Tombstone - Brule Creek Cemetery, SD

     In May 1972 Donald R Abraham receives Doctor of Philosophy degree in physics from Kansas State Universiry.
Akron Register Tribune May 25, 1972 - Donald R Abraham receives Doctor of Philosophy degree in physics
Father*Roy Abraham b. 18 Mar 1901, d. 18 Jul 1981
Mother*Sarah Marie Sommervold b. 19 Jun 1903, d. 18 Oct 1990

Irene P. Kempston

F, b. 21 September 1911, d. 4 August 1999
Irene (Kempston) Abraham 1977
     Irene P. Kempston was born on 21 September 1911 at Beresford, Lincoln, South Dakota. She was the daughter of Charles Kempston and Marie (?). Irene P. Kempston was baptized on 3 December 1911. She married Hjalmer Abraham, son of Peder Abrahamson and Julia Christine Christensen, on 24 February 1927 at Canton, Lincoln, South Dakota.
Akron Register Tribune March 3, 1927 - Hjalmer Abraham and Irene Kemptson wedding announcement
Irene P. Kempston died on 4 August 1999 at age 87.1 She was buried after 4 August 1999 at Brule Creek Cemetery, Union, South Dakota.
Hjalmer and Irene P Abraham tombstone

     She obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; Last residence Beresford, Union, South Dakota. She was listed as a daughter in Charles Kempston's household on the 1920 Census at Pleasant, Lincoln, South Dakota.2 As of 24 February 1927,her married name was Abraham. Irene P. Kempston was listed as wife in Hjalmer Abraham's household on the 1930 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.3 On 15 September 1935 at Spink, Union, South Dakota, attended Abraham Family Reunion at home of Mrs Julia Abraham. In February 1977 at Beresford, Union, South Dakota, Hjalmer and Irene (Kempston) Abraham 50th wedding anniversary.
Akron Register Tribune February 24, 1977 - Hjalmer and Irene (Kempston) Abraham 50th wedding anniversary
Irene P. Kempston lived in 1994 at 110 E OAK ST , 9, Beresford, South Dakota.
Father*Charles Kempston b. 16 Aug 1879, d. 12 Apr 1950
Mother*Marie (?) b. c 1884, d. b 1927

Child of Irene P. Kempston and Hjalmer Abraham

Citations

  1. [S184] Beresford Republic Newspaper, Vol. 106, 1999, Aug 12.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED129. Sheet 5B. Dwelling 33.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-15. Dwelling 35.

Moneta Irene Abraham

F, b. 13 July 1927, d. 25 June 1996
     Moneta Irene Abraham was born on 13 July 1927 at South Dakota. She was the daughter of Hjalmer Abraham and Irene P. Kempston. Moneta Irene Abraham married Oliver Joseph Feay in 1954. Moneta Irene Abraham and Oliver Joseph Feay were divorced in 1961. Moneta Irene Abraham died on 25 June 1996 at age 68.1
     She obtained US Social Security Card at Iowa; last residence Pahrump, Nye, Nevada. She was listed as a granddaughter in Charles Kempston's household on the 1930 Census at Beresford, Union, South Dakota.2 As of 1954,her married name was Feay. As of 13 February 1971,her married name was Swanson. Moneta Irene Abraham lived in 1995 at 110 E Oak St Apt 9, Beresford, South Dakota.
Father*Hjalmer Abraham b. 11 Jul 1904, d. 6 Feb 1983
Mother*Irene P. Kempston b. 21 Sep 1911, d. 4 Aug 1999

Citations

  1. [S184] Beresford Republic Newspaper, Vol. 103, 1996, Jul 11.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-3. Dwelling 283.

Fred John Halvorsen

M, b. 20 June 1892, d. 31 January 1978
     Fred John Halvorsen was born on 20 June 1892 at Union, South Dakota. He was the son of Ingebret Halvorsen and Ingeborg Nilson. Fred John Halvorsen married Minnie Abraham, daughter of Peder Abrahamson and Julia Christine Christensen, on 16 August 1924. Fred John Halvorsen died on 31 January 1978 at age 85.
     Fred John Halvorsen was also known as Halverson. Fred John Halvorsen was also known as John Fred. Fred John Halvorsen was also known as Halvorson. He was listed as a son in Ingebret Halvorsen's household on the 1900 Census at Sioux Valley, Union, South Dakota.1 Fred John Halvorsen was listed as a son in Ingebret Halvorsen's household on the 1910 Census at Sioux Valley, Union, South Dakota.2 Fred John Halvorsen was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa.3 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1940 Census at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa.4
Father*Ingebret Halvorsen b. Dec 1863
Mother*Ingeborg Nilson b. Nov 1870

Children of Fred John Halvorsen and Minnie Abraham

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED339. Dwelling 67.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED429. Dwelling 67.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED75-1. Dwelling 220.
  4. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Akron, Plymouth, Iowa; Roll: T627_1190; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 75-1.

Gloria Mae Halvorsen

F, b. 26 April 1925, d. 5 February 2008
     Gloria Mae Halvorsen was born on 26 April 1925 at South Dakota. She was the daughter of Fred John Halvorsen and Minnie Abraham. Gloria Mae Halvorsen died on 5 February 2008 at age 82 Gloria M. Stotz, 82, of Akron, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 5, 2008, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Services 10:30 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. Dawn Quame will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Thursday with the family from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home - Schroeder Chapel in Akron.
     Gloria Mae Halvorsen was also known as Mae Gloria. Her married name was Stotz. She was listed as a daughter in Fred John Halvorsen's household on the 1930 Census at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa.1 Gloria Mae Halvorsen was listed as a daughter in Fred John Halvorsen's household on the 1940 Census at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa.2
Father*Fred John Halvorsen b. 20 Jun 1892, d. 31 Jan 1978
Mother*Minnie Abraham b. 22 Dec 1905, d. 22 Nov 1977

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED75-1. Dwelling 220.
  2. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Akron, Plymouth, Iowa; Roll: T627_1190; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 75-1.

Dwayne Fred Halvorsen

M, b. 31 March 1931, d. 23 November 2003
     Dwayne Fred Halvorsen was born on 31 March 1931 at South Dakota. He was the son of Fred John Halvorsen and Minnie Abraham. Dwayne Fred Halvorsen died on 23 November 2003 at New York at age 72.
     Dwayne Fred Halvorsen was also known as Duaine F. He was listed as a son in Fred John Halvorsen's household on the 1940 Census at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa.1
Father*Fred John Halvorsen b. 20 Jun 1892, d. 31 Jan 1978
Mother*Minnie Abraham b. 22 Dec 1905, d. 22 Nov 1977

Citations

  1. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Akron, Plymouth, Iowa; Roll: T627_1190; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 75-1.

Donna Rae Halvorsen

F, b. 28 June 1938, d. 15 July 2000
     Donna Rae Halvorsen was born on 28 June 1938 at South Dakota. She was the daughter of Fred John Halvorsen and Minnie Abraham. Donna Rae Halvorsen married Marshal Wates before 1977. Donna Rae Halvorsen died on 15 July 2000 at Iowa at age 62.
     Her married name was Liston. She was listed as a daughter in Fred John Halvorsen's household on the 1940 Census at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa.1 As of before 1977,her married name was Wates.
Father*Fred John Halvorsen b. 20 Jun 1892, d. 31 Jan 1978
Mother*Minnie Abraham b. 22 Dec 1905, d. 22 Nov 1977

Citations

  1. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Akron, Plymouth, Iowa; Roll: T627_1190; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 75-1.

Joyce Ruth Halvorsen

F, b. circa June 1926, d. 1948
     Joyce Ruth Halvorsen was born circa June 1926 at South Dakota. She was the daughter of Fred John Halvorsen and Minnie Abraham. Joyce Ruth Halvorsen died in 1948.
     She was listed as a daughter in Fred John Halvorsen's household on the 1930 Census at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa.1 Joyce Ruth Halvorsen was listed as a daughter in Fred John Halvorsen's household on the 1940 Census at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa.2
Father*Fred John Halvorsen b. 20 Jun 1892, d. 31 Jan 1978
Mother*Minnie Abraham b. 22 Dec 1905, d. 22 Nov 1977

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED75-1. Dwelling 220.
  2. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Akron, Plymouth, Iowa; Roll: T627_1190; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 75-1.

RuAdene Halvorsen

F, d. before 1977
     RuAdene Halvorsen was the daughter of Fred John Halvorsen and Minnie Abraham. RuAdene Halvorsen died before 1977.
Father*Fred John Halvorsen b. 20 Jun 1892, d. 31 Jan 1978
Mother*Minnie Abraham b. 22 Dec 1905, d. 22 Nov 1977

Ole Christopherson Ronnei

M, b. 27 October 1901, d. 5 March 1998
     Ole Christopherson Ronnei was born on 27 October 1901 at Lysten, Norway. He was the son of Christopher Nels Ronnei and Christina Olsdotter Valde. Ole Christopherson Ronnei married Marie Abrahamson, daughter of Peder Abrahamson and Julia Christine Christensen, on 20 January 1939 at Seattle, Washington. Ole Christopherson Ronnei died on 5 March 1998 at Kirkland, Washington, at age 96 "Ole was here when Novelty came and went, when the railroads were built and later left, when the riverboats were used to haul milk, cream and other goods until railroads and highways came along," wrote local historian Bob Kosters in an article that appeared in the Nov. 25 issue of the Wagon Wheel,published by the Duvall Historical Society.

"Through all those years of change the Ronneis stayed on the farm, seeing farming methods change, their friends and neighbors pass from the scene," wrote Kosters. "Now Ole and sister Nellie are the only surviving members of the original Ronnei family that came from Norway so many years ago."

Ole Ronnei died March 5 in Kirkland at the age of 96. Ole was born in Norway in 1901, but the family moved to the Novelty area south of Duvall when he was just a year old. Ole and Marie Abrahamsen were married in 1939 and have always lived on the farm he purchased from his father.

"In his younger days, Ole worked for a time as a logger and at other jobs, but never strayed far from the Novelty farm," the Wagon Wheel article stated. "We (historical society members) believe Ole has lived in the valley longer than any other person living today." Ole also worked on a crew in 1918 building the new Novelty Bridge.

Ole is survived by his wife, Marie, daughters Bonnie Amos and her husband Norman of Redmond; Lois Haddock and her husband Ed of Kirkland; sons Jerry Ronnei and wife Marilyn of Chewelah and Duane Ronnei of Carnation; sister Nellie Hermanson of North Bend, seven grandchildren, three step grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and seven step great grandchildren.
     He obtained US Social Security Card at Washington; Last residence Carnation, King, Washington. He was a dairy famer. He immigrated with Christopher Nels Ronnei and Christina Olsdotter Valde in 1903. Ole Christopherson Ronnei was listed as a son in Christopher Nels Ronnei's household on the 1910 Census at Novelty, King, Washington.1 Ole Christopherson Ronnei was listed as a son in Christopher Nels Ronnei's household on the 1920 Census at Novelty, King, Washington.2 Ole Christopherson Ronnei was listed as a brother-in-law in Peter J. Peterson's household on the 1930 Census at Christopher, King, Washington.3
Father*Christopher Nels Ronnei b. 20 Mar 1867, d. 22 Mar 1940
Mother*Christina Olsdotter Valde b. 19 Oct 1866, d. 22 Feb 1961

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED22. Page 188A-188B. Dwelling 11. Lines 46-55.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED24. Dwelling 103.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED260. Dwelling 38.

Christopher Nels Ronnei

M, b. 20 March 1867, d. 22 March 1940
     Christopher Nels Ronnei was born on 20 March 1867 at Norway. He was the son of Nils Tobjornson and Gunnhild Johannesdotter (?). Christopher Nels Ronnei married Christina Olsdotter Valde on 26 November 1890 at Luster, Norway. Christopher Nels Ronnei died on 22 March 1940 at Seattle, King, Washington, at age 73.1
     Christopher Nels Ronnei was also known as Christ N. He and Christina Olsdotter Valde immigrated in 1903. Christopher Nels Ronnei was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Novelty, King, Washington.2 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Novelty, King, Washington.3 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Novelty, King, Washington.4
Father*Nils Tobjornson
Mother*Gunnhild Johannesdotter (?)

Children of Christopher Nels Ronnei and Christina Olsdotter Valde

Citations

  1. [S323] Washington Death Index, 1940-1996 (published).
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED22. Page 188A-188B. Dwelling 11. Lines 46-55.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED24. Dwelling 103.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED17-341. Dwelling 19.

Christina Olsdotter Valde

F, b. 19 October 1866, d. 22 February 1961
     Christina Olsdotter Valde was born on 19 October 1866 at Norway. She married Christopher Nels Ronnei, son of Nils Tobjornson and Gunnhild Johannesdotter (?), on 26 November 1890 at Luster, Norway. Christina Olsdotter Valde died on 22 February 1961 at Seattle, King, Washington, at age 94.
     Christina Olsdotter Valde was also known as Waldo. Christina Olsdotter Valde was also known as Tandle. Christina Olsdotter Valde was also known as Wales. Christina Olsdotter Valde was also known as Christina R. As of 26 November 1890,her married name was Ronnei. She and Christopher Nels Ronnei immigrated in 1903. Christina Olsdotter Valde had 9 with 8 living in 1910 children. She was listed as wife in Christopher Nels Ronnei's household on the 1910 Census at Novelty, King, Washington.1 Christina Olsdotter Valde was listed as wife in Christopher Nels Ronnei's household on the 1920 Census at Novelty, King, Washington.2 Christina Olsdotter Valde was listed as wife in Christopher Nels Ronnei's household on the 1930 Census at Novelty, King, Washington.3

Children of Christina Olsdotter Valde and Christopher Nels Ronnei

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED22. Page 188A-188B. Dwelling 11. Lines 46-55.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED24. Dwelling 103.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED17-341. Dwelling 19.

Judith A. Ekren

F, b. 5 November 1916
     Judith A. Ekren was born on 5 November 1916 at Emmet, Alcester, Union, South Dakota. She was the daughter of Albert P. Ekren and Josephine O. Ness. Judith A. Ekren married Leonard Abrahamson, son of Peder Abrahamson and Julia Christine Christensen, on 14 August 1943 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seattle, Wasington.
     Judith A. Ekren was also known as Judy A. She was listed as a daughter in Albert P. Ekren's household on the 1920 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.1 Judith A. Ekren was listed as a daughter in Albert P. Ekren's household on the 1930 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.2 As of 14 August 1943,her married name was Abrahamson.
Father*Albert P. Ekren b. Feb 1879, d. 1948
Mother*Josephine O. Ness b. 1883, d. 28 Aug 1933

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED250. Dwelling 48.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-10. Dwelling 52.

Harvey Alexander Sand

M, b. 15 December 1917, d. 26 December 1995
Harvey Sand 1976
     Harvey Alexander Sand was born on 15 December 1917 at Portland, Cerro Gordo, Iowa. He was the son of John Edward Sand and Bertha Catherine Woltman. Harvey Alexander Sand married Violet Esther Abrahamson, daughter of Peder Abrahamson and Julia Christine Christensen, on 27 February 1940 at Elk Point, Union, South Dakota, Miss Violet Abrahamson and Harvey Sand, both residing west of here in Union county, SD, were united in marriage in Elk Point, SD, Tuesday, February 27, 1940, Rev. W. I. Aamoth preforming the nuptial service. Miss Elvera Abrahamson, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid, and Russel Abrahamson, brother of the bride was best man. In the evening a reception was given them by relatives and intimate friends in the bride's home. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Julia Abrahamson and the groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Sand. Both are well known families in the vicinity of Spink, in Union County. The newly married couple are worthy and highly esteemed young people. Their many friends wish them lots of happiness and success in their new home on a farm south of Spink, where the groom will work for Andrew Klopstad. Harvey Alexander Sand died on 26 December 1995 at South Dakota at age 78. He was buried after 26 December 1995 at Brule Creek Cemetery, Brule Creek, Union, South Dakota.
     He was a farmer. He obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; Last residence Beresford, Union, South Dakota.. He was listed as a son in John Edward Sand's household on the 1920 Census at Portland, Plymouth, Iowa.1 Harvey Alexander Sand was listed as a brother-in-law in Wesley W. Peterson's household on the 1930 Census at Valley, Hyde, South Dakota.2 In 1976.
Harvey and Violet (Abrahamson) Sand - Brule Creek Lutheran Church 1976
Father*John Edward Sand b. 23 Aug 1877, d. 29 Mar 1948
Mother*Bertha Catherine Woltman b. c 1886, d. a Feb 1940

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ar: 1920;Census Place: Portland, Plymouth, Iowa; Roll: T625_506; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 136; Image: 1000.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED35-17. Dwelling 2.

John Edward Sand

M, b. 23 August 1877, d. 29 March 1948
     John Edward Sand was born on 23 August 1877 at Sweden. He married Bertha Catherine Woltman circa 1907. John Edward Sand died on 29 March 1948 at Iowa at age 70.
     He immigrated in 1893. He was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Sioux Valley, Union, South Dakota.1 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Portland, Plymouth, Iowa.2 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.3

Children of John Edward Sand and Bertha Catherine Woltman

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Sioux Valley, Union, South Dakota; Roll: T624_1489; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0429; Image: 544; FHL Number: 1375502.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ar: 1920;Census Place: Portland, Plymouth, Iowa; Roll: T625_506; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 136; Image: 1000.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Roll: 2586; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 413; Image: 128.0.

Elvina Clara Howe

F, b. 22 May 1839, d. 5 November 1871
     Elvina Clara Howe was born on 22 May 1839 at Barstow, Quebec, Canada. She was the daughter of Squire Howe and Lucina Humphrey. Elvina Clara Howe married Samuel Irwin Freeborn, son of Christopher Freeborn and Mary Seton, on 28 October 1858 at Richland, Wisconsin, incorrectly listed as Freborn,Thomas (instead of Samuel); also reported as 1859. Elvina Clara Howe died on 5 November 1871 at age 32. She was buried after 5 November 1871 at Willow Valley Cemetery, Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin, 32 years 5 mo 12 days.
Elvira C Freeborn tombstone

     Elvina Clara Howe was also known as Elvira. As of 28 October 1858,her married name was Freeborn. She was listed in Samuel Irwin Freeborn's household on the 1860 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin; Living next door to step-son Ervine Freeborn.1 Elvina Clara Howe was listed in Samuel Irwin Freeborn's household on the 1870 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin.2
Father*Squire Howe b. 13 Jul 1800, d. 19 Jan 1877
Mother*Lucina Humphrey b. 19 Apr 1808, d. 2 Aug 1873

Children of Elvina Clara Howe and Samuel Irwin Freeborn

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 61. Sheet 119.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 6. Dwelling 50.

Arthur Simon Freeborn

M, b. 11 June 1874, d. 27 August 1928
Arthur Freeborn
Artie Freeborn
Siblings Rena and Artie Freeborn
Arthur Simon Freeborn signature 1918
     Arthur Simon Freeborn was born on 11 June 1874 at Wisconsin also reported as Jun 1875. He was the son of Samuel Irwin Freeborn and Hadassah Ann Spyker. Arthur Simon Freeborn married Nellie May Simpson, daughter of Nimrod Simpson and Margaret Sparling, circa 1912 at first marriage for her. Arthur Simon Freeborn died on 27 August 1928 at San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, at age 54 Simon Arthur Freeborn obituary.
San Antonio Light August 30, 1928 - Simon Arthur Freeborn obituary
He was buried on 30 August 1928 at Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas.
     Arthur Simon Freeborn was also known as Artie. Arthur Simon Freeborn was also known as S. Arthur. Arthur Simon Freeborn was also known as Simon Arthur. He was listed as a son in Samuel Irwin Freeborn's household on the 1880 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin.1 On 5 July 1883 at Provided report of Ithaca school for the term commencing May 7th and ending June 29th, Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin, students include Artie Freeborn and Rena Freeborn. Arthur Simon Freeborn was listed as a son in Hadassah Ann Spyker's household on the 1900 Census at Richland Center, Richland, Wisconsin.2 Arthur Simon Freeborn is listed as son on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of Hadassah Ann Spyker at Richland Center, Richland, Wisconsin.3 Arthur Simon Freeborn was listed as a son in Hadassah Ann Spyker's household on the 1910 Census at 4th Ward, Corpus Christi, Neuces, Texas.4 Arthur Simon Freeborn migrated after 1916 at Wisconsin to, Texas. He witnessed the death of Hadassah Ann Spyker on 25 April 1918 at San Antonio, Bexar, Texas; Hadassah Spyker Freeborn obituary. On 10 September 1918 at San Antonio City, Bexar, Texas, World War I Draft Registration Cards.
Freeborn, Arthur Simon - World War I Draft Registration Card
Arthur Simon Freeborn was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at San Antonio, Bexar, Texas.5
Father*Samuel Irwin Freeborn b. 30 Apr 1833, d. 5 Feb 1895
Mother*Hadassah Ann Spyker b. 7 Mar 1854, d. 25 Apr 1918

Children of Arthur Simon Freeborn and Nellie May Simpson

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED263. Dwelling 48. Page 5.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED118. Dwelling 526.
  3. [S364] Wisconsin State Census Wisconsin State Censuses, 1895 and 1905, by Ancestry.com, Stamp 296. Dwelling 659.
  4. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED102. Dwelling 1. Roll: 1582 Part: 1 Page: 74A.
  5. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED57. Dwelling 84.

Lorene A. Freeborn

F, b. August 1877, d. 13 September 1968
Rena Freeborn
Rena Freeborn circa 1880s
Siblings Rena and Artie Freeborn
Mary Spyker with niece Rena Freeborn circa 1880s
     Lorene A. Freeborn was born in August 1877 at Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Samuel Irwin Freeborn and Hadassah Ann Spyker. Lorene A. Freeborn married Roy Asa Sanborn, son of Charles A. Sanborn and Nellie R. Drake, on 11 July 1901 at Richland Center, Richland, Wisconsin. Lorene A. Freeborn and Roy Asa Sanborn were divorced before 1930. Lorene A. Freeborn died on 13 September 1968 at Chicago, Cook, Illinois, at age 91 Rena R. Sanborn, Sept. 13, of the Manor Home, Evanston, fond aunt of Mrs. B. G. Weterby (Wetherby) of Santa Barbara, Cal. Visitation at time of services. Funeral service Monday, 2:30 p.m., at Donnetlan-Lindsey Funeral Home, 155 Maple avenue, Evanston. Interment private. UN 9-1500. Chicago Tribune published 15 Sep 1968.
     Lorene A. Freeborn was also known as Lorena Rosanna. Lorene A. Freeborn was also known as Rena. She was listed as a daughter in Samuel Irwin Freeborn's household on the 1880 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin.1 On 5 July 1883 at Provided report of Ithaca school for the term commencing May 7th and ending June 29th, Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin, students include Artie Freeborn and Rena Freeborn. Lorene A. Freeborn was listed as a daughter in Hadassah Ann Spyker's household on the 1900 Census at Richland Center, Richland, Wisconsin.2 As of 11 July 1901,her married name was Sanborn. Lorene A. Freeborn was listed as wife in Roy Asa Sanborn's household on the 1920 Census at Chicago Ward 25, Cook, Illinois.3 Lorene A. Freeborn was a in 1940 at Interior Decorator. She was listed as a lodger with the Voolgr Kimont family on the 1940 Census at Chicago, Cook, Illinois; listed as Rena Sandborn.4
Father*Samuel Irwin Freeborn b. 30 Apr 1833, d. 5 Feb 1895
Mother*Hadassah Ann Spyker b. 7 Mar 1854, d. 25 Apr 1918

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED263. Dwelling 48. Page 5.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED118. Dwelling 526.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Chicago Ward 25, Cook (Chicago), Illinois; Roll: T625_341; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 1435; Image: 1070.
  4. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Roll: T627_1019; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 103-3098.