Theodore Birk

M, b. circa 1907
Father*Berge T. Birk b. Jun 1856, d. a 1920
Mother*Selma S. Dale b. 2 Aug 1875, d. 19 Jun 1962

Carl Birk

M, b. circa 1911
Father*Berge T. Birk b. Jun 1856, d. a 1920
Mother*Selma S. Dale b. 2 Aug 1875, d. 19 Jun 1962

Varde W. Birk

M, b. 1912
Father*Berge T. Birk b. Jun 1856, d. a 1920
Mother*Selma S. Dale b. 2 Aug 1875, d. 19 Jun 1962
  • Varde W. Birk was born in 1912 at Minnesota.
  • He was the son of Berge T. Birk and Selma S. Dale.
  • As of 1942, Varde W. Birk was never married.
     On 9 June 1942 at U.S. World War II Army Enlistment, Chicago, Illinois, Name: Varde W Birk
Birth Year: 1912
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Minnesota
State: U.S. At Large

Enlistment Date: 9 Jun 1942
Enlistment State: Illinois
Enlistment City: Chicago
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life

Education: 4 years of high school
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 72
Weight: 151.

Winnifred Birk

F, b. circa 1918
Father*Berge T. Birk b. Jun 1856, d. a 1920
Mother*Selma S. Dale b. 2 Aug 1875, d. 19 Jun 1962

Virginia Birk

F, b. circa December 1919
Father*Berge T. Birk b. Jun 1856, d. a 1920
Mother*Selma S. Dale b. 2 Aug 1875, d. 19 Jun 1962

Irene Birk

F, b. 2 November 1896, d. 12 June 1951
Father*Berge T. Birk b. Jun 1856, d. a 1920
Mother*Selma S. Dale b. 2 Aug 1875, d. 19 Jun 1962
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Nameafter 1930As of after 1930,her married name was Ellul.
  • Irene Birk was born on 2 November 1896 at Minnesota.
  • She was the daughter of Berge T. Birk and Selma S. Dale.
  • Irene Birk died on 12 June 1951 at San Francisco, California, at age 54.

Eunice C. Sievers

F, b. circa 1926, d. 2002
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name5 August 1946As of 5 August 1946,her married name was Giblin.

Nobert Hubert Grohs

M, b. 21 October 1918, d. 12 August 1974

Gunhild Maria (?)

F, b. circa 1834, d. 2 January 1925
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationGunhild Maria (?) was also known as Mary (?).
Married NameHer married name was Lunder.
  • Gunhild Maria (?) married Olav Lunder.
  • Gunhild Maria (?) was born circa 1834 at Norway.
  • She died on 2 January 1925 at Renville, Minnesota.
Census DateLocation
1880Cairo, Renville, MinnesotaGunhild Maria (?) was listed as wife in Olav Lunder's household on the 1880 Census at Cairo, Renville, Minnesota.1
15 January 1920Hector, Renville, MinnesotaGunhild Maria (?) was listed as mother in Gustav O. Lunder's household on the 1920 Census at Hector, Renville, Minnesota.2
     Gunhild Maria (?) immigrated in 1869.

Children of Gunhild Maria (?) and Olav Lunder

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0632 Page Number 182A.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED157. Dwelling 127-140.

Olav Lunder

M, b. circa 1819, d. before 1920
  • Olav Lunder married Gunhild Maria (?).
  • Olav Lunder was born circa 1819 at Norway.
  • He died before 1920.
Census DateLocation
1880Cairo, Renville, MinnesotaOlav Lunder was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Cairo, Renville, Minnesota.1

Children of Olav Lunder and Gunhild Maria (?)

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0632 Page Number 182A.

Katherine T. Becker

F, b. circa 1890
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name18 April 1913As of 18 April 1913,her married name was Langeland.
Census DateLocation
16 April 1930White Swan, Charles Mix, South DakotaKatherine T. Becker was listed as wife in Knut L. Langeland's household on the 1930 Census at White Swan, Charles Mix, South Dakota; living next door to Anton Langeland.1

Child of Katherine T. Becker and Knut L. Langeland

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED12-31. Dwelling 127.

Ester Ruth Langeland

F, b. circa 1921
Father*Knut L. Langeland b. 8 Aug 1884, d. May 1965
Mother*Katherine T. Becker b. c 1890
Census DateLocation
16 April 1930White Swan, Charles Mix, South DakotaEster Ruth Langeland was listed as a daughter in Knut L. Langeland's household on the 1930 Census at White Swan, Charles Mix, South Dakota; living next door to Anton Langeland.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED12-31. Dwelling 127.

John Richard Skaare

M, b. 26 September 1891, d. 7 December 1990
Father*Iver Ellingsen Skaare b. 21 Mar 1854, d. 28 Sep 1940
Mother*Ingeborg Sigdestad b. 23 Jul 1856, d. 15 Jul 1943
     John Richard Skaare obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Bristol, Day, South Dakota.

Child of John Richard Skaare and Bertha Augusta Langeland

Loretta Lucile Page

F, b. circa 1911
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name13 December 1930As of 13 December 1930,her married name was Langeland.

Iver Ellingsen Skaare

M, b. 21 March 1854, d. 28 September 1940
  • Iver Ellingsen Skaare was born on 21 March 1854 at Norway.
  • He married Ingeborg Sigdestad, daughter of Sakarias Sigdestad and Synneve (?), on 4 January 1882.
  • Iver Ellingsen Skaare died on 28 September 1940 at Day, South Dakota, at age 86.

Children of Iver Ellingsen Skaare and Ingeborg Sigdestad

Ingeborg Sigdestad

F, b. 23 July 1856, d. 15 July 1943
Father*Sakarias Sigdestad
Mother*Synneve (?)
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name4 January 1882As of 4 January 1882,her married name was Skaare.
  • Ingeborg Sigdestad was born on 23 July 1856 at Norway also reported as Jun 1856.
  • She was the daughter of Sakarias Sigdestad and Synneve (?).
  • Ingeborg Sigdestad married Iver Ellingsen Skaare on 4 January 1882.
  • Ingeborg Sigdestad died on 15 July 1943 at Day, South Dakota, at age 86.
     Ingeborg Sigdestad was born on July 23, 1856 in Opstryn, Nordfjord, Norwey — parents Sakarias and Synneve Sigdestad. She emigrated with her parents, one sister, and three brothers, arriving in Montevideo, Minn, the spring of 1881.
On January 4, 1882, she was married to Iver Skaare at Granite Falls, Minnesota. Here I’ll mention an interesting feature about the ceremony. A Lutheran Pastor could not be found and as love could not wait, a Justice of the. Peace performed the ceremony with all dignity, in the English language, entirely foreign to the bride and groom, but in all good faith the Service was accepted and proved binding. In later years I well remember Aunt Ingeborg mention this fact about their marriage ceremony in a language they did not understand, with a great deal of humor. Their wedding gifts were a second hand coffee pot, a pair of used flat irons.
They lived in Yellow Medicine County until the spring of 1884 when they too developed the fever to move to new regions—with their possessions in a covered wagon and team of oxen, one cow, 2 roosters and one hen, and few household utensils set their course for Dakota. After a journey of ten days with their 10 month old baby, they came to Lynn Twp and stayed for a while in a dugout on the land owned by Alfred Tofley near Lynn Lake. Later they located their clam five miles west of Lynn Lake. They were the first settlers to the community — their first home was a shack 12 x 14 feet, the outside sod and inside rough boards. This served as parlor, bed­room, dining and kitchen and even accommodated strangers seeking homes on the prairie.
Mrs. Skaare and baby spent the first summer alone while her husband went back to Minnesota to work, so a little extra money could ­be earned to tide them over winter. Theses were lonely days for Mrs. Skaare and many tears were shed. They were fortunate in not being molested by Indians - they were scarce, but the prairie fires were a constant worry. The early settlers life was many hardships, but with good health, willing hands and staunch faith in God, they progressed.
To this union were born ten children — 6 girls and 4 sons:
Emma - Mrs. G. N. Holden
Serine — Mrs. L. T. Mydland
Clara — Mrs. George Erdahl
Ida — Mrs. J. Fossum
Emily — Mrs. Carl Brandlee
Agnes — Mrs. Lars Larson
Edwin, John, Elmer, Sivert (who passed away at the age of 27 years.
Mr. and Mrs. Skaare were the organizers of Bergen congregation intensely interested in schools and religious instruction for their children and decent community living.
The Skaars enjoyed life together for 56 years. On Jan 4, 1932, their relatives and friends of Bergen congregation feted their Golden wedding Anniversary.
Mrs. Skaare spent all her life on the homestead she labored to establish and passed away on July 15, 1943, age 86, and burial was in the Bergen Ch. Her husband preceded her death by 2 years. Ingeborg Sigdestad had 9 with 9 living in 1900 children. She had 10 with 10 living in 1910 children.

Children of Ingeborg Sigdestad and Iver Ellingsen Skaare

John L. Skaare

M, b. 3 April 1926, d. 22 June 1996
Father*John Richard Skaare b. 26 Sep 1891, d. 7 Dec 1990
Mother*Bertha Augusta Langeland b. 8 Feb 1896
     John L. Skaare obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Bristol, Day, South Dakota.

Edwin Jochiem Skaare

M, b. 18 June 1886
Father*Iver Ellingsen Skaare b. 21 Mar 1854, d. 28 Sep 1940
Mother*Ingeborg Sigdestad b. 23 Jul 1856, d. 15 Jul 1943

Severt J. Skaare

M, b. February 1888, d. 1915
Father*Iver Ellingsen Skaare b. 21 Mar 1854, d. 28 Sep 1940
Mother*Ingeborg Sigdestad b. 23 Jul 1856, d. 15 Jul 1943
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationSevert J. Skaare was also known as Sivert.

Clara Amanda Skaare

F, b. 1 December 1889
Father*Iver Ellingsen Skaare b. 21 Mar 1854, d. 28 Sep 1940
Mother*Ingeborg Sigdestad b. 23 Jul 1856, d. 15 Jul 1943
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationClara Amanda Skaare was also known as Clara J.
Married Name12 September 1914As of 12 September 1914,her married name was Erdahl.

Ida K. Skaare

F, b. June 1893
Father*Iver Ellingsen Skaare b. 21 Mar 1854, d. 28 Sep 1940
Mother*Ingeborg Sigdestad b. 23 Jul 1856, d. 15 Jul 1943
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name10 October 1923As of 10 October 1923,her married name was Fossum.

Elmer Emanuel Skaare

M, b. 8 April 1895, d. 9 July 1999
Father*Iver Ellingsen Skaare b. 21 Mar 1854, d. 28 Sep 1940
Mother*Ingeborg Sigdestad b. 23 Jul 1856, d. 15 Jul 1943
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationElmer Emanuel Skaare was also known as Elmer Imanuel.
     Service Info.: PVT US ARMY WORLD WAR I.

Emily Sophie Caroline Skaare

F, b. 9 August 1898
Father*Iver Ellingsen Skaare b. 21 Mar 1854, d. 28 Sep 1940
Mother*Ingeborg Sigdestad b. 23 Jul 1856, d. 15 Jul 1943
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Brandlee.
Name VariationEmily Sophie Caroline Skaare was also known as Emli.

Agnes Dorothea Skaare

F, b. 25 February 1901
Father*Iver Ellingsen Skaare b. 21 Mar 1854, d. 28 Sep 1940
Mother*Ingeborg Sigdestad b. 23 Jul 1856, d. 15 Jul 1943
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAgnes Dorothea Skaare was also known as Agnes Dorothy.
Married Name27 June 1923As of 27 June 1923,her married name was Larson.
Married Name27 June 1923As of 27 June 1923,her married name was Larsen.
Census DateLocation
1930Bristol, Day, South DakotaAgnes Dorothea Skaare was listed as wife in Lars O. Larson's household on the 1930 Census at Bristol, Day, South Dakota.2

Citations

  1. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Bristol, Day, South Dakota; Roll 2222; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 3; Image: 34.0.

Emma Skaare

F, b. July 1883
Father*Iver Ellingsen Skaare b. 21 Mar 1854, d. 28 Sep 1940
Mother*Ingeborg Sigdestad b. 23 Jul 1856, d. 15 Jul 1943
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Holden.

Serine Skaare

F, b. November 1885
Father*Iver Ellingsen Skaare b. 21 Mar 1854, d. 28 Sep 1940
Mother*Ingeborg Sigdestad b. 23 Jul 1856, d. 15 Jul 1943
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name24 March 1909As of 24 March 1909,her married name was Mydland.

Sakarias Sigdestad

M

Child of Sakarias Sigdestad and Synneve (?)

Synneve (?)

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Sigdestad.

Child of Synneve (?) and Sakarias Sigdestad

Lars T. Mydland

M

George Erdahl

M, b. 19 February 1883, d. 10 January 1934