Lawrence Corwin Arney

M, b. 18 January 1881, d. 1 February 1960
Father*John H. Arney b. 22 Feb 1856, d. 18 Nov 1925
Mother*Amanda J. Sweeney b. Jan 1856, d. 1920
Census DateLocation
19 June 1900Exeter, Tulare, CaliforniaLawrence Corwin Arney was listed as a son in John H. Arney's household on the 1900 Census at Exeter, Tulare, California.2
15 April 1930Exeter, Tulare, CaliforniaLawrence Corwin Arney was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Exeter, Tulare, California.3
     Lawrence Corwin Arney obtained US Social Security Card; reported in CA Death Index. On 12 September 1918 at World War I Draft Registration, Tulare, California.

Children of Lawrence Corwin Arney and Eliza Verna Vincent

Citations

  1. [S204] California Death Records (published).
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED60. Dwelling 149.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED54-29. Dwelling 292.

Eliza Verna Vincent

F, b. 31 May 1887, d. 9 April 1954
Father*(?) Vincent
Mother*(?) Chivers
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEliza Verna Vincent was also known as Verna T.
Name VariationEliza Verna Vincent was also known as Vera Elizabeth.
Name VariationEliza Verna Vincent was also known as Verna Eliza.
Married Name13 September 1905As of 13 September 1905,her married name was Arney.
Census DateLocation
15 April 1930Exeter, Tulare, CaliforniaEliza Verna Vincent was listed as wife in Lawrence Corwin Arney's household on the 1930 Census at Exeter, Tulare, California.2
     Eliza Verna Vincent obtained US Social Security Card; reported by CA Death Index. She had 3 with 3 living in 1910 children.

Children of Eliza Verna Vincent and Lawrence Corwin Arney

Citations

  1. [S204] California Death Records (published).
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED54-29. Dwelling 292.

Jessie Lenore Borst

F, b. 19 March 1894
Father*William Rowen Borst b. Jan 1860, d. a Apr 1930
Mother*Matilda Augusta Mason b. Feb 1871, d. a Apr 1930
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name30 June 1914As of 30 June 1914,her married name was Kantowski.
Census DateLocation
8 June 1900Pierre, Hughes, South DakotaJessie Lenore Borst was listed as a daughter in William Rowen Borst's household on the 1900 Census at Pierre, Hughes, South Dakota.2
3 April 1920Pierre, Hughes, South DakotaJessie Lenore Borst was listed as wife in Leo Alexander Kantowski's household on the 1920 Census at Pierre, Hughes, South Dakota.3
23 April 1930Pierre, Hughes, South DakotaJessie Lenore Borst was listed as wife in Leo Alexander Kantowski's household on the 1930 Census at Pierre, Hughes, South Dakota.4

Children of Jessie Lenore Borst and Leo Alexander Kantowski

Citations

  1. [S9] South Dakota, South Dakota Birth Records South Dakota, State File Number: 562000 (unknown file date).
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED181. Dwelling 54.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED188. Dwelling 21-23.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED33-13. Dwelling 89.

Gilbert O. Kjos

M, b. 9 May 1893, d. December 1964
Father*Martin Kjos b. Mar 1866, d. a Apr 1930
Mother*Anna Minnie Halber b. Feb 1869, d. 2 Nov 1933
Census DateLocation
5 June 1900Sioux City, Woodbury, IowaGilbert O. Kjos was listed as a son in Martin Kjos's household on the 1900 Census at Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa.1
22 April 1910Sioux Ward 6, Woodbury, IowaGilbert O. Kjos was listed as a son in Martin Kjos's household on the 1910 Census at Sioux Ward 6, Woodbury, Iowa.2
7 January 1920Sioux City Precinct 3, Woodbury, IowaGilbert O. Kjos was listed as a son in Martin Kjos's household on the 1920 Census at Sioux City Precinct 3, Woodbury, Iowa.3
2 April 1930Sioux City, Woodbury, IowaGilbert O. Kjos was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa.4
     Gilbert O. Kjos obtained US Social Security Card at Iowa; last residence listed as Iowa.

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED164. Dwelling 69.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED205. Dwelling 10.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED203. Dwelling 180.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED97-36. Dwelling 19. Precinct 5.

Dorothy Hebeler

F, b. 26 July 1909, d. September 1994
Father*John Hebeler b. Nov 1873
Mother*Edith Healless b. 8 Nov 1878, d. 15 Mar 1963
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Nameafter 1930As of after 1930,her married name was Kjos.
Census DateLocation
4 May 1910Elkhorn, Plymouth, IowaDorothy Hebeler was listed as a daughter in John Hebeler's household on the 1910 Census at Elkhorn, Plymouth, Iowa.1
28 January 1920Elkhorn, Plymouth, IowaDorothy Hebeler was listed as a daughter in John Hebeler's household on the 1920 Census at Elkhorn, Plymouth, Iowa.2
23 April 1930Sioux, Plymouth, IowaDorothy Hebeler was listed as a sister in Raymond Hebeler's household on the 1930 Census at Sioux, Plymouth, Iowa.3
     Dorothy Hebeler obtained US Social Security Card at Iowa; last residence Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa.

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED106. Dwelling 188.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED125. Dwelling 110.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED75-31. Dwelling 93.

Myron Leroy Abraham

M, b. 20 October 1921, d. 23 November 1994
Father*Alfred Rudolph Abraham b. 1 Mar 1894, d. 24 Sep 1971
Mother*Josie J. Jamtgaard b. 3 Oct 1894, d. 13 Dec 1969
  • Myron Leroy Abraham was born on 20 October 1921 at Alcester, Union, South Dakota.
  • He was the son of Alfred Rudolph Abraham and Josie J. Jamtgaard.
  • Myron Leroy Abraham was baptized on 13 November 1921 at St Peters Lutheran Congregation, Union, South Dakota.
  • He married Esther May Ebsen, daughter of Peter Ebsen and Serena Christensen, on 26 November 1965 at Augustana Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota.
  • Myron Leroy Abraham died on 23 November 1994 at age 73 also reported as 21 Nov 2004.
Census DateLocation
21 April 1930Alcester, Union, South DakotaMyron Leroy Abraham was listed as a son in Alfred Rudolph Abraham's household on the 1930 Census at Alcester, Union, South Dakota.1
1940Glenwood, Clay, South DakotaMyron Leroy Abraham was listed as a son in Alfred Rudolph Abraham's household on the 1940 Census at Glenwood, Clay, South Dakota; Residence in 1935: Rural, Lincoln, South Dakota.2
     Myron Leroy Abraham obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; Last residence Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota. On 3 June 1984 at Argus Leader On June 6, 1944, 176,000 troops stormed onto Normandy Beach to liberate France from Hitler's hold. It is a day forever etched in the nation's memory known, simply, as D-Day: Myron Abraham, 62, was 22 when he waded through the green sea towards Omaha Beach, where the French Continent Peninsula sticks its big thumb into the Atlantic Ocean. He spent the night in a foxhole and faced his first German fire the next day. They were South Dakotans at Normandy on D-Day - scared soldiers among the 176,00 troops who stormed the shore June 6, 1944, to liberate France and smash Hitler's Festung Europa. Abraham, a Beresford native, is a husky man with a gentle laugh, now retired and living at 812 W. Madison St., in Sioux Falls. He has outgrown his Army uniform and keeps a purple heart in a lockbox as a reminder of the shrapnel that pierced his left leg along a road in Germany four months after the invasion. Abraham had previous battle experience under Patton in Sicily but was scared when he jumped into the water at Normandy. "If you don't have fear, you're crazy," he says. "You didn't know from one minute to the next if you're going to be dead or alive.. I was on the second wave, and that's the only reason I'm here. The first wave got pretty well wiped out."3 He lived in 1990 at 1230 N Dakota Avenue, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-1. Dwelling 5.
  2. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Glenwood, Clay, South Dakota; Roll: T627_3851; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 14-4.
  3. [S297] Mrs. Leo A. Abrahamson, The Abraham Olson Family - Second Edition, page 69.

Alvira Louise Abraham

F, b. 10 March 1920, d. December 1991
Father*Alfred Rudolph Abraham b. 1 Mar 1894, d. 24 Sep 1971
Mother*Josie J. Jamtgaard b. 3 Oct 1894, d. 13 Dec 1969
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name7 March 1939As of 7 March 1939,her married name was Myhre.
  • Alvira Louise Abraham was born on 10 March 1920 at South Dakota.
  • She was the daughter of Alfred Rudolph Abraham and Josie J. Jamtgaard.
  • Alvira Louise Abraham was baptized on 11 April 1920 at St Peters Lutheran Congregation, Union, South Dakota.
  • She married Oscar Myhre, son of Carl Myhre and Dorthea Marie Barboe, on 7 March 1939 at Lincoln, South Dakota.
  • Alvira Louise Abraham died in December 1991 at age 71.
Census DateLocation
21 April 1930Alcester, Union, South DakotaAlvira Louise Abraham was listed as a daughter in Alfred Rudolph Abraham's household on the 1930 Census at Alcester, Union, South Dakota.1
     Alvira Louise Abraham obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence not specified.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-1. Dwelling 5.

Wendell Lourell Abraham

M, b. 27 May 1926, d. 2 February 2010
Father*Alfred Rudolph Abraham b. 1 Mar 1894, d. 24 Sep 1971
Mother*Josie J. Jamtgaard b. 3 Oct 1894, d. 13 Dec 1969
  • Wendell Lourell Abraham married Patricia A. Boyum.
  • Wendell Lourell Abraham was born on 27 May 1926 at South Dakota.
  • He was the son of Alfred Rudolph Abraham and Josie J. Jamtgaard.
  • Wendell Lourell Abraham was baptized on 27 June 1926 at St Peters Lutheran Congregation, Union, South Dakota.
  • He died on 2 February 2010 at age 83 Wendell passed away of natural causes on February 2, 2010 in Tucson, AZ at the age of 83. He grew up in the farming communities of Alcester and Beresford, pitching baseball and breaking his leg playing football; graduated from Beresford High in 1944, served proudly as an airplane mechanic in the Army Air Corps in WWII. He was married to Patricia Boyum for 52 years, until her death in January 2004.
    "Abe" enjoyed playing slow-pitch softball with his co-workers at Midwest Coast Transport, always had the greenest lawn in the neighborhood, supported his kids at Lincoln High School football games, and knew what the weather was like in every city where his grown children lived.
    Wendell is survived by 3 sons: Steve (Laurie) of Rapid City SD; Scott (Charlene) of Broussard, LA; Shawn (Sue) of Aurora, CO; and daughter Sherry of Tucson, AZ; as well as 6 grandchildren: Gretchen, Lea, Dustin, Trevor, Jessica and Kyle; brother Merle, Phoenix; and sister Arlys in Iowa.
    We will always remember his sense of humor and his stories of dancing with Mom at the Arkota Ballroom to the sounds of Tommy Dorsey and all the Big Bands of the era. Dad, you will never be gone from our hearts and prayers! Memorial reception at Chapel Hill Funeral Home & Crematory in Sioux Falls, S.D. at 2:30 PM on Sat., July 10, 2010.
Census DateLocation
21 April 1930Alcester, Union, South DakotaWendell Lourell Abraham was listed as a son in Alfred Rudolph Abraham's household on the 1930 Census at Alcester, Union, South Dakota.1
1940Glenwood, Clay, South DakotaWendell Lourell Abraham was listed as a son in Alfred Rudolph Abraham's household on the 1940 Census at Glenwood, Clay, South Dakota; Residence in 1935: Rural, Lincoln, South Dakota.2
     Wendell Lourell Abraham obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Tucson, Pima, Arizona. On 24 November 1944 at U.S. World War II Army Enlistment, Fort Levenworth, Kansas, Name: Wendell L Abraham Birth Year: 1926 Race: White, citizen (White) Nativity State or Country: South Dakota State: South Dakota County or City: Union Enlistment Date: 24 Nov 1944 Enlistment State: Kansas Enlistment City: Fort Levenworth Branch: Air Corps Branch Code: Air Corps 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: Reserves - exclusive of Regular Army Reserve and Officers of the Officers Reserve Corps on active duty under the Thomason Act (Officers and Enlisted Men -- O.R.C. and E.R.C., and Nurses-Reserve Status) Source: Enlisted Reserve or Medical Administrative Corps (MAC) Officer Education: 4 years of high school Civil Occupation: Student Codes 0x, 2x, 4x and 6x as pertain to students will be converted, for machine records purposes, to the code number 992. Marital Status: Single, without dependents Height: 00 Weight: 000. He lived in February 2008 at 4609 S Louise Ave, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-1. Dwelling 5.
  2. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Glenwood, Clay, South Dakota; Roll: T627_3851; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 14-4.

Russell Lester Abraham

M, b. 9 May 1922, d. 7 September 1988
Father*John Abraham b. 12 Jun 1898, d. 10 Nov 1952
Mother*Selma Sally Solaas b. 7 Dec 1900, d. 23 Jun 1999
  • Russell Lester Abraham was born on 9 May 1922 at Spink, Union, South Dakota, twin with Roland Percival.
  • He was the son of John Abraham and Selma Sally Solaas.
  • Russell Lester Abraham was baptized on 3 June 1922 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, Union, South Dakota.
  • He died on 7 September 1988 at at home from bone cancer, Beresford, Union, South Dakota, at age 66.1
  • He was buried on 9 September 1988 at Brule Creek Cemetery, Spink, Union, South Dakota.
    Russell and Evelyn (Simonson) Abraham tombstone - Brule Creek Cemetery, SD
    Russell L Abraham tombstone - Brule Creek Cemetery, SD
Census DateLocation
10 April 1930Emmet, Union, South DakotaRussell Lester Abraham was listed as a son in John Abraham's household on the 1930 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.2
     Russell Lester Abraham was confirmed on 25 July 1937 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, Union, South Dakota. He obtained US Social Security Card at Iowa; Last residence Beresford, Union, South Dakota.

Child of Russell Lester Abraham

Citations

  1. [S184] Beresford Republic Newspaper, Vol. 95, 1988, Sep 15.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-10. Dwelling 70.

Rolland Percival Abraham

M, b. 9 May 1922, d. 2 November 2006
Rolland Abraham
Father*John Abraham b. 12 Jun 1898, d. 10 Nov 1952
Mother*Selma Sally Solaas b. 7 Dec 1900, d. 23 Jun 1999
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRolland Percival Abraham was also known as Roland.
  • Rolland Percival Abraham was born on 9 May 1922 at Spink, Union, South Dakota, twin with Russell Lester.
  • He was the son of John Abraham and Selma Sally Solaas.
  • Rolland Percival Abraham was baptized on 3 June 1922 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, Union, South Dakota.
  • He married Ona L. Johnson, daughter of John Emil Johnson and Hilma Albertine Frick, on 1 January 1944.
  • Rolland Percival Abraham died on 2 November 2006 at age 84 Rolland Abraham was born May 9, 1922 near Spink, SD to parents John and Selma (Solaas) Abraham. He died Thursday, November 2, 2006 in Alcester, SD at the age of 84 years, five months and 23 days. Rolland was raised and educated in Union County, SD. He attended Brule Creek Lutheran Church where he was baptized and confirmed. Rolland married Ona Johnson on January 1, 1944; to this union four daughters, Diane, Lynette, Nancy and Laurie, were born. He joined the US Army and served during WWII as a military police. Following his enlistment, Rolland returned home and began farming. After 47 years of making their home on a farm near Beresford, they retired to Alcester. Rolland was a member of the Beresford VFW. His parents, twin brother, Russell, and brothers, Delmer and Verdell preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife Ona; four daughters, Diane Larson of Huron, Lynette (David) Nelson of Volga, Nancy (Mike) Lyle of Canton and Laurie Filley of Kansas City, MO; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Deloris (Duane) Johnson of Beresford; and two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Abraham of Beresford and Wilda Abraham of Elk Point. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2006 at Dalesburg Lutheran Church, rural Beresford, SD. Visitation will be from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday at Wass Funeral Home in Alcester with the family present from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Census DateLocation
10 April 1930Emmet, Union, South DakotaRolland Percival Abraham was listed as a son in John Abraham's household on the 1930 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.1
     Rolland Percival Abraham was confirmed on 25 July 1937 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, Union, South Dakota. He and Ona L. Johnson lived in 2000 at 405 SD Highway 11, Alcester, South Dakota. Rolland Percival Abraham lived in April 2004 at Alcester, South Dakota.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-10. Dwelling 70.

Delmer Leon Abraham

M, b. 11 March 1929, d. 25 April 2004
Delmer Abraham 2004
Father*John Abraham b. 12 Jun 1898, d. 10 Nov 1952
Mother*Selma Sally Solaas b. 7 Dec 1900, d. 23 Jun 1999
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationDelmer Leon Abraham was also known as Delmar.
  • Delmer Leon Abraham was born on 11 March 1929 at Beresford, Union, South Dakota.
  • He was the son of John Abraham and Selma Sally Solaas.
  • Delmer Leon Abraham was baptized on 31 March 1929 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, Union, South Dakota.
  • He died on 25 April 2004 at Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City, Iowa, at age 75 Elk Point - Delmer Abraham, 75, of Elk Point, SD, died April 25, 2004 at Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City, IA. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, rural Elk Point. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Anderson-Siecke Funeral Home in Elk Point, with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m. Survivors include his wife, Wilda, of Elk Point; a daughter, Sherry Fickbohm, Akron, IA; a son, Steve Abraham, Butte, MT; nine grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a brother, Rolland Abraham, Alcester, SD; and a sister, Deloris Johnson, Beresford, SD. Anderson-Siecke Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.1
  • He was buried on 28 April 2004 at Brule Creek Lutheran Cemetery, Spink, Union, South Dakota, US Army Korea.
    Delmer L Abraham tombstone
Census DateLocation
10 April 1930Emmet, Union, South DakotaDelmer Leon Abraham was listed as a son in John Abraham's household on the 1930 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.2
     Delmer Leon Abraham was confirmed on 17 January 1943. He lived in 2000 at Elk Point, South Dakota.

Citations

  1. [S330] ArgusLeader newspaper, 04/27/04.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-10. Dwelling 70.

Raymond Verdell Abraham

M, b. 18 January 1935, d. 25 December 1982
Father*John Abraham b. 12 Jun 1898, d. 10 Nov 1952
Mother*Selma Sally Solaas b. 7 Dec 1900, d. 23 Jun 1999
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRaymond Verdell Abraham was also known as Ramond.
Name VariationRaymond Verdell Abraham was also known as Verdell.
  • Raymond Verdell Abraham was born on 18 January 1935 at Beresford, Union, South Dakota.
  • He was the son of John Abraham and Selma Sally Solaas.
  • Raymond Verdell Abraham died on 25 December 1982 at Jackson, Jackson, Minnesota, at age 47.
  • He was buried on 28 December 1982 at Vermillion, Clay, South Dakota.

Helen Lillian Erickson

F, b. 15 November 1910, d. 10 January 2001
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name18 January 1933As of 18 January 1933,her married name was Abraham.
     Helen Lillian Erickson obtained US Social Security Card at Iowa; 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.

Citations

  1. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949.
  2. [S184] Beresford Republic Newspaper, Vol. 108, 2001, Jan 18.

Darrell Muller Claussen

M, b. 4 May 1900, d. 22 March 1966
Father*Henry Claussen b. 24 Aug 1856, d. 16 Mar 1924
Mother*Tillena Muller b. 11 Oct 1873, d. 11 May 1960
Census DateLocation
5 June 1900Beresford, Pleasant Township, Lincoln, South DakotaDarrell Muller Claussen was listed as an unnamed baby son in Henry Claussen's household on the 1900 Census at Beresford, Pleasant Township, Lincoln, South Dakota; living on Fourth Street.3
26 May 1910Beresford, Lincoln, South DakotaDarrell Muller Claussen was listed as a son in Henry Claussen's household on the 1910 Census at Beresford, Lincoln, South Dakota.4
3 January 1920Beresford, Lincoln, South DakotaDarrell Muller Claussen was listed as a son in Henry Claussen's household on the 1920 Census at Beresford, Lincoln, South Dakota.5
22 April 1930Beresford, Union, South DakotaDarrell Muller Claussen was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Beresford, Union, South Dakota.6
     Darrell Muller Claussen 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.

Citations

  1. [S9] South Dakota, South Dakota Birth Records South Dakota, State File Number: 573819 (unknown file date).
  2. [S184] Beresford Republic Newspaper, Vol. 73, 1966, Mar 31.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED218. Dwelling 34.
  4. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED272. Dwelling 245.
  5. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED129. Dwelling 41.
  6. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-3. Dwelling 13.

Henry Claussen

M, b. 24 August 1856, d. 16 March 1924
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHenry Claussen was also known as Clausen.
Name VariationHenry Claussen was also known as H.
  • Henry Claussen was born on 24 August 1856 at Germany.
  • He married Emma Muller, daughter of John Peters Muller and Grace Janssen Klein, on 26 September 1880 at Forsythe, Macon, Illinois.1
  • Henry Claussen married Tillena Muller, daughter of John Peters Muller and Grace Janssen Klein, on 16 September 1898 at Canton, South Dakota, also reported as Illinois.
  • Henry Claussen died on 16 March 1924 at age 67.2
Census DateLocation
14 June 1880Illini, Macon, IllinoisHenry Claussen was listed as a laborer with the Martha Daly family on the 1880 Census at Illini, Macon, Illinois.3
5 June 1900Beresford, Pleasant Township, Lincoln, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Beresford, Pleasant Township, Lincoln, South Dakota, living on Fourth Street.4
26 May 1910Beresford, Lincoln, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Beresford, Lincoln, South Dakota.5
3 January 1920Beresford, Lincoln, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Beresford, Lincoln, South Dakota.6
     Henry Claussen immigrated in 1863.7 He was naturalized in 1877.7

Children of Henry Claussen and Emma Muller

Child of Henry Claussen and Tillena Muller

Citations

  1. [S186] Illinois, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, listed under Henry Claussell.
  2. [S184] Beresford Republic Newspaper, Vol. 31, 1924, Mar 20.
  3. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED155. Page 15. Dwelling 136.
  4. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED218. Dwelling 34.
  5. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED272. Dwelling 245.
  6. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED129. Dwelling 41.
  7. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com.

Tillena Muller

F, b. 11 October 1873, d. 11 May 1960
Father*John Peters Muller b. 6 Oct 1829, d. 24 Dec 1877
Mother*Grace Janssen Klein b. 21 Jan 1838, d. Oct 1878
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationTillena Muller was also known as Tillie.
Name VariationTillena Muller was also known as Tilla.
Married Name1898As of 1898,her married name was Claussen.
  • Tillena Muller was born on 11 October 1873 at El Paso, Woodford, Illinois.
  • She was the daughter of John Peters Muller and Grace Janssen Klein.
  • Tillena Muller married Henry Claussen on 16 September 1898 at Canton, South Dakota, also reported as Illinois.
  • Tillena Muller died on 11 May 1960 at Beresford, Union, South Dakota, at age 86.
  • She was buried on 13 May 1960 at Zion Cemetery, Beresford, Union, South Dakota.
Census DateLocation
1880Whitmore, Macon, IllinoisTillena Muller was listed as a niece in Jacob Peter Muller's household on the 1880 Census at Whitmore, Macon, Illinois.1
5 June 1900Beresford, Pleasant Township, Lincoln, South DakotaTillena Muller was listed as wife in Henry Claussen's household on the 1900 Census at Beresford, Pleasant Township, Lincoln, South Dakota; living on Fourth Street.2
26 May 1910Beresford, Lincoln, South DakotaTillena Muller was listed as wife in Henry Claussen's household on the 1910 Census at Beresford, Lincoln, South Dakota.3
3 January 1920Beresford, Lincoln, South DakotaTillena Muller was listed as wife in Henry Claussen's household on the 1920 Census at Beresford, Lincoln, South Dakota.4
21 April 1930Beresford, Lincoln, South DakotaTillena Muller was listed as step-mother in Lydia L. Claussen's household on the 1930 Census at Beresford, Lincoln, South Dakota; living at 410 Fourth Street.5
     Tillena Muller had 1 with 1 living in 1910 children.

Child of Tillena Muller and Henry Claussen

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0229 Sheet 614C.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED218. Dwelling 34.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED272. Dwelling 245.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED129. Dwelling 41.
  5. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED42-1. Dwelling 53.

Mary Jane Imbrock

F, b. 2 June 1907, d. 6 November 1978
Father*Herman Imbrock b. c 1880, d. b Jul 1953
Mother*Freda Gertie Twillman b. 9 Aug 1882, d. 26 Jun 1953
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMary Jane Imbrock was also known as Marie.
Married Name17 August 1950As of 17 August 1950,her married name was Abrahamson.
  • Mary Jane Imbrock was born on 2 June 1907 at Iowa.
  • She was the daughter of Herman Imbrock and Freda Gertie Twillman.
  • Mary Jane Imbrock married Clarence Melvin Abrahamson, son of Peder Abrahamson and Julia Christine Christensen, on 17 August 1950 at Hudson, Lincoln, South Dakota.
  • Mary Jane Imbrock died on 6 November 1978 at South Dakota at age 71 Mrs. Clarence Abrahamson, 71, Beresford, died Monday, (Nov. 6, 1978) at the Viborg hospital. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Emmanuel Lutheran church in Beresford. The Rev. Jalmer Eldal and Rev. Richard Peterson will officiate. The Wass funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Abrahamson, the former Mary Imbrock, was born June 2, 1907, in Ireton. As a child, she moved with her parents to Hawarden. She was married Aug. 17, 1950, in Hudson. She worked as a waitress in several cafes in Hawarden, Beresford and Vermillion. Survivors include the widower; two brothers, William of Centerville and George in California, and a sister, Mrs. Martha Tracy of Orange, Calif.
Census DateLocation
19 April 1910Reading, Sioux, IowaMary Jane Imbrock was listed as a daughter in Herman Imbrock's household on the 1910 Census at Reading, Sioux, Iowa.1
1 January 1925Hawarden Ward 3, Sioux, IowaMary Jane Imbrock appeared on the census of 1 January 1925 in the household of James Dauberman at Hawarden Ward 3, Sioux, Iowa.
5 April 1930Ireton, Sioux, IowaMary Jane Imbrock was listed as a granddaughter in Lou Twillman's household on the 1930 Census at Ireton, Sioux, Iowa.2
     Mary Jane Imbrock obtained US Social Security Card at Iowa; last residence Beresford, Union, South Dakota.

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Reading, Sioux, Iowa; Roll: T624_423; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0154; Image: 1224; FHL Number: 1374436.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Ireton, Sioux, Iowa; Roll: 683; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 25; Image: 249.0.

Reuben Rusten

M, b. 22 September 1916, d. 10 November 1991
Father*Erland Jacob Rusten b. 25 Jan 1870, d. 16 Nov 1957
Mother*Anna Emelia Nelson b. Jun 1874, d. 12 Aug 1948
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationReuben Rusten was also known as Rueben.
  • Reuben Rusten was born on 22 September 1916 at Beresford, Lincoln, South Dakota.
  • He was the son of Erland Jacob Rusten and Anna Emelia Nelson.
  • Reuben Rusten married Elvera Loretta Abraham, daughter of Peder Abrahamson and Julia Christine Christensen, on 5 October 1948 at Lands Lutheran Church, Lincoln, South Dakota, County of Residence: Lincoln. Post Office: Beresford; her surname listed as Abrahamson.1
  • Reuben Rusten died on 10 November 1991 at Hawarden Community Hospital, Hawarden, Iowa, at age 75.2
  • He was buried on 15 November 1991 at Brule Creek Cemetery, Spink, Union, South Dakota.
    Reuben and Elvera (Abraham) Rusten tombstone - Brule Creek Cemetery, SD
Census DateLocation
24 February 1920Lincoln, Lincoln, South DakotaReuben Rusten was listed as a son in Erland Jacob Rusten's household on the 1920 Census at Lincoln, Lincoln, South Dakota.3
25 April 1930Lincoln, Lincoln, South DakotaReuben Rusten was listed as a son in Erland Jacob Rusten's household on the 1930 Census at Lincoln, Lincoln, South Dakota.4
     Reuben Rusten obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Alcester, Union, South Dakota.

Citations

  1. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949.
  2. [S184] Beresford Republic Newspaper, Vol. 98, 1991, Nov 21.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED136. Dwelling 113.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED42-18. Dwelling 100.

Erland Jacob Rusten

M, b. 25 January 1870, d. 16 November 1957
Father*Karl Rusten d. b 1900
Mother*Kari Endreson b. 6 Feb 1828, d. 2 May 1909
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationErland Jacob Rusten was also known as Edward J.
Name VariationErland Jacob Rusten was also known as E. J.
  • Erland Jacob Rusten was born on 25 January 1870 at Lejaskogen, Gudbrandsdalen, Norway.
  • He was the son of Karl Rusten and Kari Endreson.
  • Erland Jacob Rusten married Anna Emelia Nelson, daughter of Peter J. Nelson and Mariah Beret (?), on 11 July 1893 at Lands Lutheran Church, Canton, Lincoln, South Dakota.
  • Erland Jacob Rusten died on 16 November 1957 at Clay, South Dakota, at age 87.1
  • He was buried after 16 November 1957 at Lands Lutheran Cemetery, Canton, Lincoln, South Dakota.
Census DateLocation
20 June 1900Lincoln, Lincoln, South DakotaErland Jacob Rusten was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Lincoln, Lincoln, South Dakota.2
25 April 1910Lincoln, Lincoln, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Lincoln, Lincoln, South Dakota.3
24 February 1920Lincoln, Lincoln, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Lincoln, Lincoln, South Dakota.4
25 April 1930Lincoln, Lincoln, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Lincoln, Lincoln, South Dakota.5
     Erland Jacob Rusten was a farmer. He immigrated in 1886 to from Norway. He immigrated with Kari Endreson in 1886.

Children of Erland Jacob Rusten and Anna Emelia Nelson

Citations

  1. [S362] South Dakota, South Dakota Death Index, 1905-1955.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED218. Dwelling 176.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED272. Dwelling 45.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED136. Dwelling 113.
  5. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED42-18. Dwelling 100.
  6. [S9] South Dakota, South Dakota Birth Records South Dakota, State File Number: 490479 (unknown file date).
  7. [S9] South Dakota, South Dakota Birth Records South Dakota, State File Number: 490480 (unknown file date).

Anna Emelia Nelson

F, b. June 1874, d. 12 August 1948
Father*Peter J. Nelson b. c 1840, d. b 1920
Mother*Mariah Beret (?) b. c 1845, d. a Feb 1920
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAnna Emelia Nelson was also known as Annie Amelia.
Married Name11 July 1893As of 11 July 1893,her married name was Rusten.
Census DateLocation
1880Pleasant, Lincoln, Dakota TerritoryAnna Emelia Nelson was listed as a daughter in Peter J. Nelson's household on the 1880 Census at Pleasant, Lincoln, Dakota Territory.2
20 June 1900Lincoln, Lincoln, South DakotaAnna Emelia Nelson was listed as wife in Erland Jacob Rusten's household on the 1900 Census at Lincoln, Lincoln, South Dakota.3
25 April 1910Lincoln, Lincoln, South DakotaAnna Emelia Nelson was listed as wife in Erland Jacob Rusten's household on the 1910 Census at Lincoln, Lincoln, South Dakota.4
24 February 1920Lincoln, Lincoln, South DakotaAnna Emelia Nelson was listed as wife in Erland Jacob Rusten's household on the 1920 Census at Lincoln, Lincoln, South Dakota.5
25 April 1930Lincoln, Lincoln, South DakotaAnna Emelia Nelson was listed as wife in Erland Jacob Rusten's household on the 1930 Census at Lincoln, Lincoln, South Dakota.6
     Anna Emelia Nelson had 3 with 3 living in 1900 children. She had 10 with 8 living in 1910 children.

Children of Anna Emelia Nelson and Erland Jacob Rusten

Citations

  1. [S362] South Dakota, South Dakota Death Index, 1905-1955.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0113 Page Number 360A.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED218. Dwelling 176.
  4. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED272. Dwelling 45.
  5. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED136. Dwelling 113.
  6. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED42-18. Dwelling 100.
  7. [S9] South Dakota, South Dakota Birth Records South Dakota, State File Number: 490479 (unknown file date).
  8. [S9] South Dakota, South Dakota Birth Records South Dakota, State File Number: 490480 (unknown file date).

Jens Moller Larson

M, b. 10 April 1885, d. 1 March 1931
  • Jens Moller Larson was born on 10 April 1885 at Greensfield, Clay, South Dakota.
  • He married Ida Andrea Abraham, daughter of Peder Abrahamson and Julia Christine Christensen, in 1910.
  • Jens Moller Larson and Ida Andrea Abraham were divorced circa 1918.
  • Jens Moller Larson died on 1 March 1931 at Beresford, Union, South Dakota, at age 45.
  • He was buried after 1 March 1931 at Greensfield, Clay, South Dakota.

Child of Jens Moller Larson and Ida Andrea Abraham

Irene Julia Larson

F, b. 2 June 1912, d. 12 April 1998
Father*Jens Moller Larson b. 10 Apr 1885, d. 1 Mar 1931
Mother*Ida Andrea Abraham b. 9 Jun 1892, d. 23 Nov 1977
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name21 June 1941As of 21 June 1941,her married name was Rohlfsen.
  • Irene Julia Larson was born on 2 June 1912 at Union, South Dakota.
  • She was the daughter of Jens Moller Larson and Ida Andrea Abraham.
  • Irene Julia Larson was baptized on 11 August 1912 at Brule Creek Church, Union, South Dakota.
  • She married Ralph Frank Rohlfsen on 21 June 1941 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota.
  • Irene Julia Larson died on 12 April 1998 at age 85.
Census DateLocation
28 April 1930Beresford, Union, South DakotaIrene Julia Larson was listed as a step-daughter in Joseph Solaas's household on the 1930 Census at Beresford, Union, South Dakota.1
     Irene Julia Larson obtained US Social Security Card at Iowa; last residence Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa. She lived at Sioux City, Iowa.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-3. Dwelling 160.

Martha Darline Sommervold

F, b. 28 August 1917, d. 9 February 2012
Martha Sommervold Jamtgaard
Father*John Konrade Sommervold b. 7 Jan 1894, d. 9 Dec 1958
Mother*Petrene Abraham b. 14 Sep 1895, d. 12 Oct 1977
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name2 November 1943As of 2 November 1943,her married name was Jamtgaard.
  • Martha Darline Sommervold was born on 28 August 1917 at Red Elm, Zweibach, South Dakota.
  • She was the daughter of John Konrade Sommervold and Petrene Abraham.
  • Martha Darline Sommervold married Marvin LeRoy Jamtgaard, son of Olaf L. Jamtgaard and Rose L. Buum, on 2 November 1943 at Lands Lutheran Church, Lincoln, South Dakota, County of Residence: Union.1
  • Martha Darline Sommervold died on 9 February 2012 at age 94 Martha Darline (Sommervold) Jamtgaard was born August 28, 1917 near Red Elm, South Dakota (Ziebach County) where her parents, John Konrad and Petra (Abraham) Sommervold homesteaded. She passed away February 9, 2012 at Bethesda Home after a short stay and under Hospice care. Her Goddaughter, Darlene Zweifel, was at her side. The Sommervold’s lived “out West”, as Martha referred to it, until she was seven years old. They moved to the Merrigan place just north of Spink, South Dakota in 1924 so Martha could start school in the fall. She didn’t like school very much, but her favorite teacher, Miss Eidem, was an inspiration. Martha enjoyed drawing and writing poems. She entered a contest with a drawing of two ducks and won $1.00 along with a personal congratulation letter from the Superintendent. After 8th grade graduation, Martha was a housekeeper for relatives, neighbors, and friends for mothers of newborns. Martha was baptized and confirmed at Roseni Lutheran Church. She married Marvin LeRoy Jamtgaard on November 2, 1943 at Lands Lutheran Church while on Army leave. After the wedding, they were stationed in Newport News, Virginia and El Paso, Texas before moving to Marvin’s Aunt Sophie’s farm just north of Nora in 1945. In 1956, Marvin and Martha bought the current farm 3 ½ miles east of Beresford where Martha continued to live until she passed away. She joined Emmanuel Lutheran Church and shared her talents. During her 94 years, she enjoyed teaching Sunday School, Ladies Aid, bible studies, bowling, and always a fan at Marvin’s softball and horseshoe games. They were blessed with three daughters, a foster daughter, nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchilden. Martha worked hard all her life, but found time to enjoy sewing, embroidery, crocheting, making bread, cakes, cookies, canning, and gardening. One of her biggest thrills was sewing gowns and collars for Emmanuel’s choir in 1981.
    She always “had the coffee pot on” for anyone who stopped by for a chat. She collected rocks for years and everywhere she went she managed to add to her collection. Because of her love of rocks, it led her to build a fireplace in their home and a wishing well in the front yard topped with the bell tower from the North Spink schoolhouse she attended as a child. Marvin and Martha planted all the trees but three on their current farm, most of the evergreens were just a sprig when planted, but Martha would carry a 5-gallon pail of water to each one. She loved nature. Her dream to go to Norway came true in 2005. She traveled with her three daughters and 20 other Abraham family members. The trip began in Bergin and continued to Oslo, visiting family farms and attending the Abraham family reunion. Among those who survive and gratefully shared her life are her daughters, Jeanette Silva, Beresford, SD and three sons, Michael (Laurie) and daughter, Maris, Nashville, TN; Nathan (fiancé Kirsten Vascik) Oklahoma, OK; and Richard, Redmond, WA; Janice (Gary) Coleman, Dante, SD and daughter, Heidi(Chris) Howard and sons, Cameron and Caden, Pueblo West, CO; and son, Sean (Christi) and daughter, Eliza, and two sons, Isaiah and Anderson, Breckenridge, MN; Linda (Gary) Cummings, and daughter, Molly, Beresford, SD; Lillian (Dan) Holm, Hermantown, MN and three daughters, Angie Jonas and two sons, Trey and Tanner, Rochester, MN; Suzi (Herbie) Dillon and two daughters, Taylor and Sadie; Sara (Troy) Bolen and two daughters, Shania and Sierra, Hermantown, MN; one brother, Morris Sommervold, Inwood, IA; two brothers-in-law, Bruce Nilson, Fergus Falls, MN and Robert Hammitt, Alcester, SD.
    Martha is preceded in death by her loving husband, Marvin; parents, John K. and Petra Sommervold; two sisters, Mildred (Clarence) Zweifel and RuAdene (Bruce) Nilson; two sisters-in-law, Helen (Morris) Sommervold and Grace (Robert) Hammitt; and one nephew, Scott Hammitt. Visitation is scheduled at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Beresford, SD on Friday evening, February 17th from 6:00PM to 8:00PM with the family present and a prayer Service at 7:00PM. Funeral services will be held at Emmanuel on Saturday, February 18th at 2:00PM. Memorials can be given in Martha’s honor by planting a flower, bush, or tree for yourself or others.
Census DateLocation
25 February 1920Township 12 Range 19 (Red Elm), Ziebach, South DakotaMartha Darline Sommervold was listed as a daughter in John Konrade Sommervold's household on the 1920 Census at Township 12 Range 19 (Red Elm), Ziebach, South Dakota.2
14 April 1930Spink, Union, South DakotaMartha Darline Sommervold was listed as a daughter in John Konrade Sommervold's household on the 1930 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.3

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, ED 218. Stamp 245. Sheet 3A. Dwelling 28.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-15. Dwelling 99.

Mildred Jeanette Sommervold

F, b. 13 April 1919, d. 26 August 2007
Father*John Konrade Sommervold b. 7 Jan 1894, d. 9 Dec 1958
Mother*Petrene Abraham b. 14 Sep 1895, d. 12 Oct 1977
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name20 February 1949As of 20 February 1949,her married name was Zweifel.
  • Mildred Jeanette Sommervold was born on 13 April 1919 at Red Elm, South Dakota.
  • She was the daughter of John Konrade Sommervold and Petrene Abraham.
  • Mildred Jeanette Sommervold married Clarence Martin Zweifel, son of Joseph Zweifel and Anna Margaret Voegeli, on 20 February 1949 at Lands Lutheran Church, Lincoln, South Dakota, County of Residence: Union.1
  • Mildred Jeanette Sommervold died on 26 August 2007 at age 88 Mildred Jeanette (Sommervold) Zweifel was born April 13, 1919 on her parents, John and Petra (Abraham) Sommervold, homestead near Red Elm, South Dakota (near Faith, SD). She died at Bethesda of Beresford August 26, 2007 at the age of 88 years, four months and 13 days. She, at age four, moved with her parents and older sister, Martha to a farm north of Spink, SD where her brother, Morris and sister, RuAdene Rudi were born. Mildred attended North Spink School in Union County, SD for eight years. She began working for various families in the area and in Sioux City, Iowa before moving to Beresford where she worked for the Farmers Union Grocery and later Breuhlers Pharmacy until she married Clarence Zweifel on February 20, 1949. The couple lived on the Zweifel farm northeast of Beresford where they farmed with his brother Albert. Mildred enjoyed family and friends, flowers, working in her garden and caring for her home. She was a former member of Roseni Lutheran Church of rural Beresford and Lands Lutheran Church in rural Hudson, SD. She was a current member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Beresford, was active in WELCA and taught Sunday and Bible Schools. Mildred was a member of the Friendly Hour Club for over 50 years. Survivors include her husband, Clarence; daughter, Darlene Zweifel; sons, John (Valerie) Zweifel, David (Linda Kay) Zweifel and Royal (Kay) Zweifel all of Beresford; eight grandchildren, Heather Zweifel, Danelle (Tom) Kamnikar of Sioux Falls, Janelle Zweifel and Greg Behr of Murfreesboro, TN, Gregory Zweifel and Candace Jensen of Beresford, Mark (Shana) Zweifel of Harrisburg, Lori (Anthony) Laurvick, Luke Zweifel and Lisa Zweifel all of Beresford; great-grandchildren, Austin Zweifel of Murfreesboro, TN, Maggie and Lily Kamnikar of Sioux Falls and soon to arrive child of Mark and Shana. Mildred is also survived by her sister, Martha Jamtgaard of Beresford; brother, Morris Sommervold of Alcester; brother-in-law, Bruce Nilson of Fergus Falls, MN; sisters-in-law, Katherine Krause, Lorene (Freeman) Swanstrom and Laura Zweifel all of Beresford, Iona Carlson of Sioux Falls and Esther Zweifel of Alcester; two aunts, Violet Sand of Viborg and Margaret Sommervold of Sioux Falls and many nieces and nephews. Her parents; sister, Rudi Nilson; sister-in-law, Helen Sommervold; brothers-in-law, Edwin, Jacob, Albert, Emil, Walter Zweifel, Walter Krause, Merle Carlson and Marvin Jamtgaard preceded her in death.
Census DateLocation
25 February 1920Township 12 Range 19 (Red Elm), Ziebach, South DakotaMildred Jeanette Sommervold was listed as a daughter in John Konrade Sommervold's household on the 1920 Census at Township 12 Range 19 (Red Elm), Ziebach, South Dakota.2
14 April 1930Spink, Union, South DakotaMildred Jeanette Sommervold was listed as a daughter in John Konrade Sommervold's household on the 1930 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.3

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, ED 218. Stamp 245. Sheet 3A. Dwelling 28.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-15. Dwelling 99.

Morris Norman Sommervold

M, b. 22 July 1925, d. 20 July 2012
Father*John Konrade Sommervold b. 7 Jan 1894, d. 9 Dec 1958
Mother*Petrene Abraham b. 14 Sep 1895, d. 12 Oct 1977
  • Morris Norman Sommervold was born on 22 July 1925 at Union, South Dakota.
  • He was the son of John Konrade Sommervold and Petrene Abraham.
  • Morris Norman Sommervold married Helen Irene Loftesness on 4 February 1949 at Lincoln, South Dakota, County of Residence: Union.1
  • Morris Norman Sommervold died on 20 July 2012 at age 86 Morris Sommervold was born July 22, 1925 in Union County, South Dakota to parents John K. and Petra (Abraham) Sommervold. He died July 20, 2012 at the Sioux Falls VA Hospital at the age of 86 years, 11 months and 28 days. Morris was raised and educated in Alcester graduating from Alcester High School. He served in the US Army during WWII. Following his honorable discharge he returned home. He married Helen Loftesness February 4, 1949. Morris was a farmer and operated an excavating business, from which he retired in 1987. After Helen died in May 2001, he continued to live in Alcester. Morris moved to a veterans care home in Inwood, Iowa in 2010. He and Helen loved ballroom dancing and traveling. Morris liked reading, shooting pool and he belonged to a Snooker team. Recently, he enjoyed going for drives with his family to check the crops and see the countryside. Survivors include his son, Kurt (Michelle) Sommervold of Alcester; daughters, Karen (Martin) Buum of Waseca, MN and Karla (Bob) Osterday of Luverne, MN; seven grandchildren, Erin (Mike) Benolkin, James (Quinn) Buum, Angela (Wayne)Meyer, Brian (Hillary) Osterday, Teresa (Craig) Nelson, John (Tonia) Sommervold and Erik (Sophia) Sommervold; 10 great-grandchildren, Jack and Andrew Benolkin, Charlotte Buum, Brooklyn and Benjamin Meyer, Micah Nelson, Cameryn, Jaxon, Izzac and Karzen Sommervold; and many nieces, nephews and friends. His wife, parents, grandson, Ryan Sommervold, and three sisters, Martha Jamtgaard, Mildred Zweifel and Rudie Nilson preceded him in death. Funeral services for Morris Sommervold will be 2PM Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at Lands Lutheran Church, rural Hudson, SD. Visitation will be 4-8PM Monday at Wass Funeral Home in Alcester, SD. The family requests memorials to Lands Lutheran Church.
Census DateLocation
14 April 1930Spink, Union, South DakotaMorris Norman Sommervold was listed as a son in John Konrade Sommervold's household on the 1930 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.2
     On 31 May 1945 at U.S. World War II Army Enlistment, South Dakota, Name:Morris N Sommervold
Birth Year:1925
Race:White, Citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country:South Dakota
State of Residence:South Dakota
County or City:Union
Enlistment Date:31 May 1945
Enlistment State:Minnesota
Enlistment City:Fort Snelling
Branch:No branch assignment
Branch Code:No branch assignment
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
Civil Occupation:General farmers
Marital Status:Single, without dependents
Height:00
Weight:000.

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, ED64-15. Dwelling 99.

RuAdene Phyllis Sommervold

F, b. 17 April 1934, d. 18 April 2004
Father*John Konrade Sommervold b. 7 Jan 1894, d. 9 Dec 1958
Mother*Petrene Abraham b. 14 Sep 1895, d. 12 Oct 1977
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRuAdene Phyllis Sommervold was also known as Rudie.
Name VariationRuAdene Phyllis Sommervold was also known as Rudi.
Married NameHer married name was Nilson.
     RuAdene Phyllis Sommervold obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Fergus Falls, Otter Tail, Minnesota.

Lars Peterson Solaas

M, b. 31 December 1849, d. 22 March 1932
Father*Peder Thoresen b. c 1818, d. 4 Aug 1851
Mother*Marit Mortensdtr b. c 1823, d. 11 Sep 1867
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLars Peterson Solaas was also known as Lars Pedersen.
  • Lars Peterson Solaas was born on 31 December 1849 at Solaas, Orkendalen, Norway.
  • He was the son of Peder Thoresen and Marit Mortensdtr.
  • Lars Peterson Solaas married Selma Augusta Peterson, daughter of Peter Karlsson and Christina Karlsdotter, on 30 July 1879 at Union, South Dakota.
  • Lars Peterson Solaas married Johanna Olena Johanson in 1893.
  • Lars Peterson Solaas died on 22 March 1932 at Bethesda Home for the Aged, Beresford, Union, South Dakota, at age 82 L. P. SOLAAS, LONG TIME INVALID DIES AT HOME TUESDAY

    Father of Local Men Will Be Buried At Roseni Next Monday

    L. P. Solaas, early day homesteader in Emmet Township, died shortly after noon Tuesday at the Bethesda Home for the Aged where he has lived since 1926 and where he has been confined to his bed under the care of a special nurse for the last two years. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon from the Home and later at the Roseni church in charge of Rev. M. O. Ensberg. He will be buried in the Roseni cemetery beside his wife.

    Mr. Solaas was 83 years old having been born at Solaas, Orkedalen, Norway December 31, 1849. He came to America in May, 1870 and homesteaded in Emmett township where he farmed for many years. Later he and his wife moved to Beresford where she died December 16, 1921.

    On January 9, 1926 he entered the Bethesda Home where he resided until his death.

    Mr. Solaas was married twice and was the father of 12 children, eleven of whom survive him. Funeral services have delayed pending the arrival of a son, Oliver, who is in the United States navy and who is expected to arrive here tomorrow or Saturday from California.

    Among the children surviving him are: Joe Solaas of this city; Peter who farms south of town; Ben and Ole Solaas of Bristol; Martin of Winner and Chris and John Solaas.1
  • He was buried on 28 March 1932 at Roseni Cemetery, Union, South Dakota, Grave 4, Lot 36, Block 1.
Census DateLocation
24 June 1880Spink, Union, Dakota TerritoryLars Peterson Solaas was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Spink, Union, Dakota Territory.2
22 June 1900Spink, Union, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.3
23 April 1910Emmet, Union, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.4
17 January 1920Emmet, Union, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.5
17 April 1930Bethesda Home for the Aged, Pleasant, Lincoln, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Bethesda Home for the Aged, Pleasant, Lincoln, South Dakota.6
     Lars Pedersen took the name Lars Pedersen SOLAAS, (Lars P. Solaas) when he immigrated to America at the age of20 in 1870 and eventually settled in South Dakota. Both of his parents were deceased before he came to America.
(Pedersen means son of Peder; Solaas is the name of the farm in Orkedal, Sor-Trondelag, Norway). Lars Peterson Solaas immigrated on 8 April 1870 Also reported as May 1870; from residence of Orkendalen, destination of La Crosse, agent Ennis, Ship Norway, traveling with Ole Johns. Oiemo. He purchased land on 4 August 1880 at Emmet, Union, South Dakota, Sections 27 (40 acres), 28 (80 acres), and 34 (40 acres) in Emmet Township, T:94N, R: 50W, docid 3048.7

Children of Lars Peterson Solaas and Selma Augusta Peterson

Children of Lars Peterson Solaas and Johanna Olena Johanson

Citations

  1. [S184] Beresford Republic Newspaper, Vol. 39, 1932 (Mar. 24).
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0115 Page Number 409A. Page 13. Dwelling 118.
  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, ED431. Dwelling 42.
  5. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED250. Dwelling 53.
  6. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED42-22. Sheet 7A.
  7. [S200] e-mail address from the original atlas.
    The index was compiled by Joy R. Fisher Std Atlas of Union Co, SD, Pg 27.
  8. [S9] South Dakota, South Dakota Birth Records South Dakota, State File Number: 793202 (unknown file date).

Johanna Olena Johanson

F, b. circa 1864, d. 16 December 1921
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1893As of 1893,her married name was Solaas.
  • Johanna Olena Johanson was born circa 1864 at Norway.
  • She married Lars Peterson Solaas, son of Peder Thoresen and Marit Mortensdtr, in 1893.
  • Johanna Olena Johanson died on 16 December 1921.
  • She was buried after 16 December 1921 at Roseni Cemetery, Union, South Dakota, Grave 3, Lot 36, Block 1.
Census DateLocation
22 June 1900Spink, Union, South DakotaJohanna Olena Johanson was listed as wife in Lars Peterson Solaas's household on the 1900 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.1
23 April 1910Emmet, Union, South DakotaJohanna Olena Johanson was listed as wife in Lars Peterson Solaas's household on the 1910 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.2
17 January 1920Emmet, Union, South DakotaJohanna Olena Johanson was listed as wife in Lars Peterson Solaas's household on the 1920 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.3
     Johanna Olena Johanson immigrated in 1870 to Norway. She had 9 with 8 living in 1910 children.

Child of Johanna Olena Johanson

Children of Johanna Olena Johanson and Lars Peterson Solaas

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, ED431. Dwelling 42.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED250. Dwelling 53.
  4. [S9] South Dakota, South Dakota Birth Records South Dakota, State File Number: 793202 (unknown file date).

Christian A. Solaas

M, b. 25 March 1880, d. 6 July 1946
Father*Lars Peterson Solaas b. 31 Dec 1849, d. 22 Mar 1932
Mother*Selma Augusta Peterson b. 11 Jul 1860, d. 12 Apr 1889
Name TypeDateDescription
NicknameChristian A. Solaas also went by the name of Christ.
  • Christian A. Solaas was born on 25 March 1880 at Belle Fourche, Butte, South Dakota, also reported as Union, South Dakota.
  • He was the son of Lars Peterson Solaas and Selma Augusta Peterson.
  • Christian A. Solaas married Margreta Sjursdtr. Nesheim on 25 October 1911.
  • Christian A. Solaas died on 6 July 1946 at heart attack at age 66.
  • He was buried after 6 July 1946 at Gustave Cemetery, south of Camp Crook, Harding, South Dakota, Location D1.
Census DateLocation
24 June 1880Spink, Union, Dakota TerritoryChristian A. Solaas was listed as a son in Lars Peterson Solaas's household on the 1880 Census at Spink, Union, Dakota Territory.1
22 June 1900Spink, Union, South DakotaChristian A. Solaas was listed as a son in Lars Peterson Solaas's household on the 1900 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.2
28 May 1910Spink, Union, South DakotaChristian A. Solaas was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.3
3 March 1920Gustave District, Harding, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Gustave District, Harding, South Dakota, living next door to August Waisanen.4
15 May 1930Township 16, Harding, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Township 16, Harding, South Dakota.5

Children of Christian A. Solaas and Margreta Sjursdtr. Nesheim

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0115 Page Number 409A. Page 13. Dwelling 118.
  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, ED430. Sheet 7B. Dwelling 122.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED94. Sheet 4A. Dwelling 10.
  5. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED32-29. Dwelling 20.

Mina L. Solaas

F, b. 10 September 1882, d. 15 February 1921
Father*Lars Peterson Solaas b. 31 Dec 1849, d. 22 Mar 1932
Mother*Selma Augusta Peterson b. 11 Jul 1860, d. 12 Apr 1889
Name TypeDateDescription
NicknameMina L. Solaas also went by the name of Minnie.
Married Name10 March 1911As of 10 March 1911,her married name was Aust.
  • Mina L. Solaas was born on 10 September 1882 at Beresford, Union, South Dakota, also reported as Sep 1881.
  • She was the daughter of Lars Peterson Solaas and Selma Augusta Peterson.
  • Mina L. Solaas married Martin W. Aust on 10 March 1911 at Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa.
  • Mina L. Solaas died on 15 February 1921 at Vermillion, South Dakota, at age 38.
Census DateLocation
22 June 1900Spink, Union, South DakotaMina L. Solaas was listed as a daughter in Lars Peterson Solaas's household on the 1900 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.1
28 May 1910Spink, Union, South DakotaMina L. Solaas was listed as a Sister in Christian A. Solaas's household on the 1910 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.2
January 1920Prairie Center, Clay, South DakotaMina L. Solaas was listed as wife in Martin W. Aust's household on the 1920 Census at Prairie Center, Clay, South Dakota.3

Children of Mina L. Solaas and Martin W. Aust

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, ED60. Dwelling 55.