John Johansen

M, b. 11 April 1892, d. 27 March 1966
Mother*Johanna Olena Johanson b. c 1864, d. 16 Dec 1921
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJohn Johansen was also known as John Solaas.
  • John Johansen was never married.
  • He was born on 11 April 1892 at West Sioux City, Iowa, also reported as South Dakota.
  • He was the son of Johanna Olena Johanson.
  • John Johansen died on 27 March 1966 at Sturgis, Meade, South Dakota, at age 73.
Census DateLocation
22 June 1900Spink, Union, South DakotaJohn Johansen was listed as a son in Lars Peterson Solaas's household on the 1900 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.1
28 May 1910Spink, Union, South DakotaJohn Johansen was listed as a Brother in Christian A. Solaas's household on the 1910 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.2
3 March 1920Gustave District, Harding, South DakotaJohn Johansen was listed as a brother in Christian A. Solaas's household on the 1920 Census at Gustave District, Harding, South Dakota; living next door to August Waisanen.3
     John Johansen obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Belle Fourche, Butte, South Dakota.

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED340. Dwelling 160.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED430. Sheet 7B. Dwelling 122.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED94. Sheet 4A. Dwelling 10.

Martin L. Solaas

M, b. 19 March 1894, d. 6 April 1973
Father*Lars Peterson Solaas b. 31 Dec 1849, d. 22 Mar 1932
Mother*Johanna Olena Johanson b. c 1864, d. 16 Dec 1921
  • Martin L. Solaas was born on 19 March 1894 at Union, South Dakota.1
  • He was the son of Lars Peterson Solaas and Johanna Olena Johanson.
  • Martin L. Solaas married Anna Mahar on 6 October 1915 at Beresford, Union, South Dakota, County of Residence: Union. Spouse listed as Anna Moher.2
  • Martin L. Solaas died on 6 April 1973 at age 79.
Census DateLocation
22 June 1900Spink, Union, South DakotaMartin L. Solaas was listed as a son in Lars Peterson Solaas's household on the 1900 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.3
19 April 1910Alcester, Union, South DakotaMartin L. Solaas was listed as servant for the Ed Hampton family on the 1910 Census at Alcester, Union, South Dakota.4
10 February 1920Beresford, Union, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Beresford, Union, South Dakota.5
11 April 1930Dog Ear, Tripp, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Dog Ear, Tripp, South Dakota.6
     Martin L. Solaas obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Spearfish, Lawrence, South Dakota.

Children of Martin L. Solaas and Anna Mahar

Citations

  1. [S9] South Dakota, South Dakota Birth Records South Dakota, State File Number: 614075 (unknown file date).
  2. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED340. Dwelling 160.
  4. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED421. Dwelling 4.
  5. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Sheet 18B. ED 243. Dwelling 390.
  6. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED62-10. Dwelling 3.

Bernt L. Solaas

M, b. 14 December 1898, d. 6 October 1978
Father*Lars Peterson Solaas b. 31 Dec 1849, d. 22 Mar 1932
Mother*Johanna Olena Johanson b. c 1864, d. 16 Dec 1921
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationBernt L. Solaas was also known as Bart.
Name VariationBernt L. Solaas was also known as Ben.
Name VariationBernt L. Solaas was also known as Bert.
Census DateLocation
22 June 1900Spink, Union, South DakotaBernt L. Solaas was listed as a son in Lars Peterson Solaas's household on the 1900 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.2
23 April 1910Emmet, Union, South DakotaBernt L. Solaas was listed as a son in Lars Peterson Solaas's household on the 1910 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.3
17 January 1920Emmet, Union, South DakotaBernt L. Solaas was listed as a son in Lars Peterson Solaas's household on the 1920 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.4
11 April 1930Lynn, Day, South DakotaBernt L. Solaas was listed as a son-in-law in Ole E. Bakken's household on the 1930 Census at Lynn, Day, South Dakota.5
     Bernt L. Solaas obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Spearfish, Lawrence, South Dakota.

Citations

  1. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED340. Dwelling 160.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED431. Dwelling 42.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED250. Dwelling 53.
  5. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED19-19. Dwelling 40.

Anna Mahar

F, b. circa 1893
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAnna Mahar was also known as Moher.
Married Name6 October 1915As of 6 October 1915,her married name was Solaas.
Census DateLocation
10 February 1920Beresford, Union, South DakotaAnna Mahar was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Beresford, Union, South Dakota.2
11 April 1930Dog Ear, Tripp, South DakotaShe 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
Father*Martin L. Solaas b. 19 Mar 1894, d. 6 Apr 1973
Mother*Anna Mahar b. c 1893
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationWillard M. Solaas was also known as William.
  • 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.
Census DateLocation
10 February 1920Beresford, Union, South DakotaWillard M. Solaas was listed as a son in Martin L. Solaas's household on the 1920 Census at Beresford, Union, South Dakota.1
11 April 1930Dog Ear, Tripp, South DakotaWillard M. Solaas was listed as a son in Martin L. Solaas's household on the 1930 Census at Dog Ear, Tripp, South Dakota.2
     Willard M. Solaas obtained US Social Security Card at Illinois; last residence Hanna, Carbon, Wyoming.

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
Father*Martin L. Solaas b. 19 Mar 1894, d. 6 Apr 1973
Mother*Anna Mahar b. c 1893
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationOrvind J. Solaas was also known as Orvend.
  • 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.
Census DateLocation
10 February 1920Beresford, Union, South DakotaOrvind J. Solaas was listed as a son in Martin L. Solaas's household on the 1920 Census at Beresford, Union, South Dakota.1
11 April 1930Dog Ear, Tripp, South DakotaOrvind J. Solaas was listed as a son in Martin L. Solaas's household on the 1930 Census at Dog Ear, Tripp, South Dakota.2
     Orvind J. Solaas obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee.

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
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMargreta Sjursdtr. Nesheim was also known as Margaret S.
Married Name25 October 1911As of 25 October 1911,her married name was Solaas.
  • 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.

Children of Margreta Sjursdtr. Nesheim and Christian A. Solaas

Gladys S. Solaas

F, b. circa 1915
Father*Christian A. Solaas b. 25 Mar 1880, d. 6 Jul 1946
Mother*Margreta Sjursdtr. Nesheim b. 25 Jul 1879, d. 19 Sep 1919
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was McKenny.
Name VariationGladys S. Solaas was also known as Gladys H.
Census DateLocation
3 March 1920Gustave District, Harding, South DakotaGladys S. Solaas 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
15 May 1930Township 16, Harding, South DakotaGladys S. Solaas was listed as a daughter in Christian A. Solaas's household on the 1930 Census at Township 16, Harding, South Dakota.2
     Gladys S. Solaas lived at Oregon.

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
Father*Christian A. Solaas b. 25 Mar 1880, d. 6 Jul 1946
Mother*Margreta Sjursdtr. Nesheim b. 25 Jul 1879, d. 19 Sep 1919
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name27 September 1941As of 27 September 1941,her married name was Rothermel.
Census DateLocation
3 March 1920Gustave District, Harding, South DakotaLillian C. Solaas 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
15 May 1930Township 16, Harding, South DakotaLillian C. Solaas was listed as a daughter in Christian A. Solaas's household on the 1930 Census at Township 16, Harding, South Dakota.3
     Lillian C. Solaas lived at Belle Fourche, South Dakota.

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
Father*Christian A. Solaas b. 25 Mar 1880, d. 6 Jul 1946
Mother*Margreta Sjursdtr. Nesheim b. 25 Jul 1879, d. 19 Sep 1919
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Offerdahl.
Married NameHer married name was Offerdal.
Census DateLocation
3 March 1920Gustave District, Harding, South DakotaBertha M. Solaas 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
15 April 1930Reedsburg, Sauk, WisconsinBertha 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
15 May 1930Township 16, Harding, South DakotaBertha M. Solaas was listed as a daughter in Christian A. Solaas's household on the 1930 Census at Township 16, Harding, South Dakota.3
     Bertha M. Solaas lived at Belle Fourche, South Dakota.

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
Father*Oree A. Berg b. c 1833
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1904As of circa 1904,her married name was Solaas.
Census DateLocation
25 April 1910Emmet, Union, South DakotaChristina Berg was listed as wife in Peter L. Solaas's household on the 1910 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.1
12 January 1920Spink, Union, South DakotaChristina Berg was listed as wife in Peter L. Solaas's household on the 1920 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.2
11 April 1930Spink, Union, South DakotaChristina Berg was listed as wife in Peter L. Solaas's household on the 1930 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.3
     Christina Berg immigrated with Oree A. Berg in 1892.

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
Father*Herman N. Westberg b. c 1871, d. a May 1930
Mother*Ida Christine Peterson b. c 1870, d. a May 1930
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name26 November 1935As of 26 November 1935,her married name was Abraham.
Married Name26 November 1935As of 26 November 1935,her married name was Abrahamson.
  • 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
Census DateLocation
5 May 1910Glenwood, Clay, South DakotaMinnie Louise Westberg was listed as a daughter in Herman N. Westberg's household on the 1910 Census at Glenwood, Clay, South Dakota.4
1 May 1930Glenwood, Clay, South DakotaMinnie Louise Westberg was listed as a daughter in Herman N. Westberg's household on the 1930 Census at Glenwood, Clay, South Dakota.5

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
Father*John N. Westberg b. c 1841, d. b 1900
Mother*Martha Helena Anderson b. Nov 1846, d. a 1910
Census DateLocation
1880Township 95, Clay, Dakota TerritoryHerman N. Westberg was listed as a son in John N. Westberg's household on the 1880 Census at Township 95, Clay, Dakota Territory.1
5 May 1910Glenwood, Clay, South DakotaHerman N. Westberg was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Glenwood, Clay, South Dakota.2
23 January 1920Glenwood, Clay, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Glenwood, Clay, South Dakota.3
1 May 1930Glenwood, Clay, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Glenwood, Clay, South Dakota.4

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
Father*S. M. Peterson b. c 1844
Mother*unknown (?) d. b 1930
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1897As of circa 1897,her married name was Westberg.
Census DateLocation
5 May 1910Glenwood, Clay, South DakotaIda Christine Peterson was listed as wife in Herman N. Westberg's household on the 1910 Census at Glenwood, Clay, South Dakota.1
23 January 1920Glenwood, Clay, South DakotaIda Christine Peterson was listed as wife in Herman N. Westberg's household on the 1920 Census at Glenwood, Clay, South Dakota.2
1 May 1930Glenwood, Clay, South DakotaIda Christine Peterson was listed as wife in Herman N. Westberg's household on the 1930 Census at Glenwood, Clay, South Dakota.3

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
Father*Roy Abraham b. 18 Mar 1901, d. 18 Jul 1981
Mother*Sarah Marie Sommervold b. 19 Jun 1903, d. 18 Oct 1990
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name25 November 1955As of 25 November 1955,her married name was Alter.
Married Name1 August 1981As of 1 August 1981,her married name was Derflinger.
  • 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.

Donald Ray Abraham

M, b. 20 September 1935, d. 28 January 2017
Don Abraham 2004
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 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 was baptized on 11 October 1935 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, Union, South Dakota.
  • He 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

Irene P. Kempston

F, b. 21 September 1911, d. 4 August 1999
Irene (Kempston) Abraham 1977
Father*Charles Kempston b. 16 Aug 1879, d. 12 Apr 1950
Mother*Marie (?) b. c 1884, d. b 1927
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name24 February 1927As of 24 February 1927,her married name was Abraham.
  • 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
Census DateLocation
13 January 1920Pleasant, Lincoln, South DakotaIrene P. Kempston was listed as a daughter in Charles Kempston's household on the 1920 Census at Pleasant, Lincoln, South Dakota.2
7 April 1930Spink, Union, South DakotaIrene P. Kempston was listed as wife in Hjalmer Abraham's household on the 1930 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.3
     Irene P. Kempston obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; Last residence Beresford, Union, South Dakota. 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
She lived in 1994 at 110 E OAK ST , 9, Beresford, South Dakota.

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
Father*Hjalmer Abraham b. 11 Jul 1904, d. 6 Feb 1983
Mother*Irene P. Kempston b. 21 Sep 1911, d. 4 Aug 1999
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1954As of 1954,her married name was Feay.
Married Name13 February 1971As of 13 February 1971,her married name was Swanson.
  • 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
Census DateLocation
3 May 1930Beresford, Union, South DakotaMoneta Irene Abraham was listed as a granddaughter in Charles Kempston's household on the 1930 Census at Beresford, Union, South Dakota.2
     Moneta Irene Abraham obtained US Social Security Card at Iowa; last residence Pahrump, Nye, Nevada. She lived in 1995 at 110 E Oak St Apt 9, Beresford, South Dakota.

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
Father*Ingebret Halvorsen b. Dec 1863
Mother*Ingeborg Nilson b. Nov 1870
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFred John Halvorsen was also known as Halverson.
Name VariationFred John Halvorsen was also known as John Fred.
Name VariationFred John Halvorsen was also known as Halvorson.
Census DateLocation
12 June 1900Sioux Valley, Union, South DakotaFred John Halvorsen was listed as a son in Ingebret Halvorsen's household on the 1900 Census at Sioux Valley, Union, South Dakota.1
25 April 1910Sioux Valley, Union, South DakotaFred John Halvorsen was listed as a son in Ingebret Halvorsen's household on the 1910 Census at Sioux Valley, Union, South Dakota.2
23 April 1930Akron, Plymouth, IowaFred John Halvorsen was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa.3
1940Akron, Plymouth, IowaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1940 Census at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa.4

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
Father*Fred John Halvorsen b. 20 Jun 1892, d. 31 Jan 1978
Mother*Minnie Abraham b. 22 Dec 1905, d. 22 Nov 1977
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationGloria Mae Halvorsen was also known as Mae Gloria.
Married NameHer married name was Stotz.
  • 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.
Census DateLocation
23 April 1930Akron, Plymouth, IowaGloria Mae Halvorsen was listed as a daughter in Fred John Halvorsen's household on the 1930 Census at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa.1
1940Akron, Plymouth, IowaGloria Mae Halvorsen was listed as a daughter in Fred John Halvorsen's household on the 1940 Census at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa.2

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
Father*Fred John Halvorsen b. 20 Jun 1892, d. 31 Jan 1978
Mother*Minnie Abraham b. 22 Dec 1905, d. 22 Nov 1977
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationDwayne Fred Halvorsen was also known as Duaine F.
  • 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.
Census DateLocation
1940Akron, Plymouth, IowaDwayne Fred Halvorsen was listed as a son in Fred John Halvorsen's household on the 1940 Census at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa.1

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
Father*Fred John Halvorsen b. 20 Jun 1892, d. 31 Jan 1978
Mother*Minnie Abraham b. 22 Dec 1905, d. 22 Nov 1977
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Liston.
Married Namebefore 1977As of before 1977,her married name was Wates.
  • 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.
Census DateLocation
1940Akron, Plymouth, IowaDonna Rae Halvorsen was listed as a daughter in Fred John Halvorsen's household on the 1940 Census at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa.1

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
Father*Fred John Halvorsen b. 20 Jun 1892, d. 31 Jan 1978
Mother*Minnie Abraham b. 22 Dec 1905, d. 22 Nov 1977
Census DateLocation
23 April 1930Akron, Plymouth, IowaJoyce Ruth Halvorsen was listed as a daughter in Fred John Halvorsen's household on the 1930 Census at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa.1
1940Akron, Plymouth, IowaJoyce Ruth Halvorsen was listed as a daughter in Fred John Halvorsen's household on the 1940 Census at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa.2

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
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
Father*Christopher Nels Ronnei b. 20 Mar 1867, d. 22 Mar 1940
Mother*Christina Olsdotter Valde b. 19 Oct 1866, d. 22 Feb 1961
  • 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.
Census DateLocation
18 April 1910Novelty, King, WashingtonOle Christopherson Ronnei was listed as a son in Christopher Nels Ronnei's household on the 1910 Census at Novelty, King, Washington.1
21 January 1920Novelty, King, WashingtonOle Christopherson Ronnei was listed as a son in Christopher Nels Ronnei's household on the 1920 Census at Novelty, King, Washington.2
8 April 1930Christopher, King, WashingtonOle Christopherson Ronnei was listed as a brother-in-law in Peter J. Peterson's household on the 1930 Census at Christopher, King, Washington.3
     Ole Christopherson Ronnei 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.

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
Father*Nils Tobjornson
Mother*Gunnhild Johannesdotter (?)
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationChristopher Nels Ronnei was also known as Christ N.
Census DateLocation
18 April 1910Novelty, King, WashingtonChristopher Nels Ronnei was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Novelty, King, Washington.2
21 January 1920Novelty, King, WashingtonHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Novelty, King, Washington.3
18 April 1930Novelty, King, WashingtonHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Novelty, King, Washington.4
     Christopher Nels Ronnei and Christina Olsdotter Valde immigrated in 1903.

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
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationChristina Olsdotter Valde was also known as Waldo.
Name VariationChristina Olsdotter Valde was also known as Tandle.
Name VariationChristina Olsdotter Valde was also known as Wales.
Name VariationChristina Olsdotter Valde was also known as Christina R.
Married Name26 November 1890As of 26 November 1890,her married name was Ronnei.
Census DateLocation
18 April 1910Novelty, King, WashingtonChristina Olsdotter Valde was listed as wife in Christopher Nels Ronnei's household on the 1910 Census at Novelty, King, Washington.1
21 January 1920Novelty, King, WashingtonChristina Olsdotter Valde was listed as wife in Christopher Nels Ronnei's household on the 1920 Census at Novelty, King, Washington.2
18 April 1930Novelty, King, WashingtonChristina Olsdotter Valde was listed as wife in Christopher Nels Ronnei's household on the 1930 Census at Novelty, King, Washington.3
     Christina Olsdotter Valde and Christopher Nels Ronnei immigrated in 1903. Christina Olsdotter Valde had 9 with 8 living in 1910 children.

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
Father*Albert P. Ekren b. Feb 1879, d. 1948
Mother*Josephine O. Ness b. 1883, d. 28 Aug 1933
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJudith A. Ekren was also known as Judy A.
Married Name14 August 1943As of 14 August 1943,her married name was Abrahamson.
Census DateLocation
16 January 1920Emmet, Union, South DakotaJudith A. Ekren was listed as a daughter in Albert P. Ekren's household on the 1920 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.1
8 April 1930Emmet, Union, South DakotaJudith A. Ekren was listed as a daughter in Albert P. Ekren's household on the 1930 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.2

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
Father*John Edward Sand b. 23 Aug 1877, d. 29 Mar 1948
Mother*Bertha Catherine Woltman b. c 1886, d. a Feb 1940
  • 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.
Census DateLocation
13 January 1920Portland, Plymouth, IowaHarvey Alexander Sand was listed as a son in John Edward Sand's household on the 1920 Census at Portland, Plymouth, Iowa.1
11 April 1930Valley, Hyde, South DakotaHarvey 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
     Harvey Alexander Sand was a farmer. He obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; Last residence Beresford, Union, South Dakota.. In 1976.
Harvey and Violet (Abrahamson) Sand - Brule Creek Lutheran Church 1976

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.
Census DateLocation
May 1910Sioux Valley, Union, South DakotaJohn Edward Sand was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Sioux Valley, Union, South Dakota.1
13 January 1920Portland, Plymouth, IowaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Portland, Plymouth, Iowa.2
1930Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.3
     John Edward Sand immigrated in 1893.

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.