Obit: Stafford, Freeman Silase (23 Feb 1896 - 22 Nov 1920)

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Surnames: Arntsen, Hawkins, Leland, McElfish, Miller, Salmson, Solmonson, Stafford, Tromso, Wells

 

----Sources: Willmar tribune. Willmar, MN, pub. November 24, 1920, WWI Draft Registration, Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008; Willmar tribune. Pub. Date November 1, 1916; Willmar tribune. Pub. Date April 17, 1918, Willmar Tribune, Wednesday, 18 Dec 1918; Willmar Tribune, Wednesday, 24 Nov 1920, Willmar tribune, Date Nov 7, 1900

 

Willmar tribune. Willmar, MN, pub. November 24, 1920

This Sketch of Freeman Silase Stafford was drawn in 1917 by Eben E. Lawson at the time Stafford was called for his WWI physical examination.  Freeman was born in Sec. 5, Beaver Twp., Greenwood, WI, 23 Feb 1896.  His father died in 1898 and 12 Nov. 1900.  The family became boarders in the home of Anton Larson at Lake Lillian, MN.

His mother married Ewin H. Olson 30 Oct 1901, but the marriage only lasted 345 days because Anna Cecelia Stafford, passed away 22 Oct 1901. Freeman and his older sister, Ella, then lived with Ole and Elen Mary Solmonson, who were some of the early Scandinavian settlers of East Lake Lillian Township, Kandiyohi, Minnesota (about 220 miles west of Freeman's birth home).


Freeman Silas Stafford was born Feb. 23, 1896 at Greenwood, Wis. His parents died when he was a little boy and ever since that time he has made his home with his uncle, Ole Solmonson, who resides in Lake Lillian township. The day for the funeral is undecided at this writing. The funeral will be conducted at the Tromso Lutheran Free Church and Rev. A. M. Arntsen will officiate. Mrs. Hilmer O. Hawkins (Ella Melissa Stafford, b. 16 Mar 1891) of Kelly Lake is a sister of the deceased.

     Ole & Elen Mary Solmonson

                    Uncle & Aunt

 

 

Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990

Freeman Stafford, 24 yr. old male
Death Date: 22 Nov 1920
Event Place: East Lake Lillian Township, Kandiyohi, Minnesota, United States
Birth Year (Estimated 1896)
Father's Name: Joe Stafford
Mother's Name:
Anna Salmonson

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Bio: Stafford, Freeman Silas (23 Feb 1896 - 22 Nov 1920)

 

          Signature of Freeman Silase Stafford
 

Joseph & Anna (Solmson) Stafford resided in Beaver Twp., Section 5, Clark County, Wisconsin.

 

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Grandparents of Freeman Silas Stafford

 

John Franklin Stafford (5 Aug 1827– 20 Feb 1877)​​ married Sarah Anna Meek (14 May 1826–1885) on 4 January 1848, in Spring Valley, Rock, Wisconsin, United States.  John was born in Greene, Androscoggin, Maine and was buried  in Balsam Lake Clayton, Polk, Wisconsin.  Sarah began life in Columbiana, Columbiana, Ohio and is now buried in Greenwood, Clark, Wisconsin.

Children of Sarah Anna Meek and John Franklin Stafford


Catherine J. Stafford, 1849–1931
John Andrew Stafford, 1851–1922
George F Stafford, 1854–1894
Alexander Justin Stafford, 1856–1928
Joseph Freeman Stafford, 1858–1898 (father of Freeman Silas Stafford)

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1900 Federal Census, East Lake Lillian, Kandiyohi, Minnesota, District 0079, for Olof M Solmonson

Household Members:
Name Age
Olof M Solmonson 46
Mary Solmonson 43
Hatter Solmonson 14
Gustaf Solmonson 4
Jonas Lindquist 15
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1905 Minnesota State Census, Kandiyohi East Lake Lillian township

Ole M Solomonson Male White 1854 Norway Norway Norway
Mrs. Ellen Mary Solomonson Female White 1857 Norway Norway Norway
Mrs. Ellen H Solomonson Female White 1823 Norway Norway Norway
Etta Solomonson Female White 1887 Minnesota Norway Norway
Lena Sorenson Female White 1885 Norway Norway Norway
Gustav Pedersen Male White 1897 Minnesota Sweden Sweden
Freeman Stafford Male White 1898 Wisconsin Ireland Norway
Ella Stafford Female White 1891 California Ireland Norway

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----Source: Willmar tribune. Pub. Date May 24, 1911

Gust Peterson and Freeman Stafford hauled a load of butter for the creamery Tuesday to Bird Island and brought a load of lumber out for Mr. Williamson.  Ben Thomas made a trip to Bird

 

----Source: The Republican press. Pub. Date March 24, 1916

LAKE LILLIAN-FAHLUN

Freeman Stafford was seen along the road Sunday. Wonder where he was going?

 

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----Source: Willmar tribune. Pub. Date November 1, 1916

 

SOUTHEAST FAHLUN.


Southeast Fahlun, Oct. 29—
Freeman Stafford has been assisting at Emil Hanson's for a few days. Freeman Stafford and Elmer Johnson called on friends in Lake Elizabeth on Monday.

 

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----Source: Willmar tribune. Pub. Date August 22, 1917

THORPE.

Thorpe—
Freeman Stafford, Lloyd and Virgil McElfish were Hutchinson visitors on Tuesday evening.

 

----Source: Willmar tribune. Pub. Date August 22, 1917

List of Persons Called Into the Service of the United States Not Exempted or Discharged.

Local Board, County of Kandiyo-hi, State of Minnesota, hereby certifies to District Board, Second District of the State of Minnesota, Federal Office Building Minneapolis, Minnesota, the following list of the names and addresses of persons who have been duly and legally called for military service of the United States, and who have not been exempted or discharged.


1. Freeman Silace Stafford, Atwater, Minn., Rte. 6, no claim.

 

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----Source: Willmar tribune. Pub. Date September 12, 1917

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----Source: Willmar tribune. Pub. Date September 12, 1917

Harry Hawkins and Freeman Stafford of East Lake Lillian were
here on business last Monday.

 

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----Source: The Republican press. Pub. Date September 14, 1917
Freeman Stafford, who has been working for E. J. Strom for several months, is spending a few days at the O. M. Solmonson home.


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Military Service--WWI Draft Registration

 



Freeman S Stafford, Single Caucasian Male

Identification: Short Stature, Medium Height, Blue eyes, dark brown hair, not balding, no physical disabilities
Registration Location: Willmar, Kandiyohi, Minnesota, United States

Address: Route 6, Atwater, MN

Birth Date: 23 Feb 1896

Occupation: Farm Labor for E. J. Strom, Kandiyohi County
Military Service Branch: Army
Enlistment Date: 22 Sep 1917
Military Rank: Wagoner
Birthplace: Greenwood, Wisconsin

 

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----Source: Willmar tribune. Pub. Date April 17, 1918

VISITED AT CAMP PIKE
Ingebright Johnson of Lake Lillian and daughter Josephine returned the latter part of last week from a visit with his son, Eri, at Camp Pike, Ark. Eri was one of the boys to leave this vicinity last Sept. and has been in training ever since. Mr. Johnson reports the best of news with conditions at Camp, and enjoyed his trip greatly. He also reports seeing Freeman Stafford of Lake Lillian and Archie Paulson of Lake Elizabeth, and all are looking fine.—Atwater Press.

 

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The Republican press. Pub. Date September 21, 1917

EAST LAKE LILLIAN

Freeman Stafford, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hawkins and Mrs. O, Solmonson motored to New London Sunday.

 

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----Source: The Republican press. Pub. Date November 1, 1918

Freeman Stafford has been located some where in France.

 

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----Source: Willmar Tribune, Wednesday, 18 Dec 1918


STAFFORD HAS BEEN RIDING A CYCLE
Freeman Stafford, First Selected Man in County Heard From in France. He is in Company A, 4th Ammunition Train riding motor cycles.

 

 

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----Source: Willmar tribune. Pub. Date August 13, 1919

Enroute From- Seattle Mrs. H. O. Hawkins and daughter Lois arrived Sunday morning from an eight weeks' visit with Mrs. Hawkin's sister, Mrs. A. A. Larson at Seattle, Wash. They are here for a ten days' stay at the Chris Hara home at 611 Eighth St. W. after which they go to East Lake Lillian for a visit with the former's brother, Freeman Stafford, and aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Ole M. Solmonson, before returning to their home at Kelly Lake.

 

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----Source: The Republican press. Pub. Date October 17, 1919

Anna Solmomson and Freeman Stafford were business callers at Thorpe Saturdays Supt. O. O. Ulvin of Willmar was in our vicinity last Wednesday visiting the schools. Arthur Harding called at Solomon Heights Sunday p, m. Freeman Stafford is at present employed at N. M. Nelson's at Thorpe.

 

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----Source: The Republican press. Pub. Date December 5, 1919

UNION GROVE

Freeman Stafford spent Saturday night and Sunday at Krugerville visiting Elmer Johnson.

 

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----Source: The Republican press. Pub. Date December 12, 1919

EAST LAKE LILLIAN

Freeman Stafford, Elmer Johnson, Gustav Peterson and James I. Hanson assisted corn stacking at F. E. Gunner's Friday and Saturday.
 

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----Source: The Republican press. Pub. Date January 9, 1920

"Mid-Way"

The Elling Johnson, Luud, Solmonsou young folks and Freeman Stafford were entertained at N. E. Nelson's Friday evening. The main feature of the evening was fortune telling. All present reported a good time
 

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----Source: Willmar tribune. Pub. Date February 11, 1920

Enroute From- Seattle Mrs. H. O. Hawkins and daughter Lois arrived Sunday morning from an eight weeks' visit with Mrs. Hawkin's sister, Mrs. A. A. Larson at Seattle, Wash. They are here for a ten days' stay at the Chris Hara home at 611 Eighth St. W. after which they go to East Lake Lillian for a visit with the former's brother, Freeman Stafford, and aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Ole M. Solmonson, before returning to their home at Kelly Lake.

 

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----Source: The Republican press. Pub. Date February 20, 1920

EAST LAKE LILLIAN

Mr. and Mrs. Will Mittelstadt, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Johnson, E. Gunner, Henry Waters, N. E. Nelson, Freeman Stafford, Miss Anna Solmonson and J. W. Hanson were all callers at F. E. Gunner's last week.

 

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----Source: The Republican press. Pub. Date March 26, 1920

EAST LAKE LILLIAN

Freeman Stafford helped Nils M. Nelson hauling hay Thursday and Friday

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----Source: The Republican press. Pub. Date April 30, 1920

"Mid-Way"

Freeman Stafford spent Sunday at his home here.

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Father: Joseph Freeman Stafford, 1858–1898
Mother: Anna Cecelia Salomonsen, 1858–1901

Marriage: 10 December 1889, King, Washington, United States

Children of Anna Cecelia Salomonsen and Joseph Freeman Stafford (2)
Ella Melissa Stafford 16 Mar 1891, Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis., married Hilmer O. Hawkins
Freeman Silas Stafford 23 Feb 1896, Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.

 

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BioM: Salmson (Solmonson), Anna (10 Dec 1889)

 

#1 Marriage

Official Certificate

 

10 Dec 1889
Office of County Auditor, King Co., W. F.
Joseph F. Stafford of 12 mile Point, King Co. and Anna Solomson of the same place. Joseph is twenty one years of age and over and that the said Anna Solomson is eighteen years of age and over and that he knows of no legal impediment to their being joined in marriage.

This affidavit filed and license issued Dec. 10th, 1889

 

#1 Marriage Handwritten Acknowledgement

Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008

Groom: Joseph F Stafford, male
Marriage Date: 10 Dec 1889
Place: King, Washington, United States
Bride: Anna Salmson (Solmonson), female

Justice of the Peace: John F. Miller

Witnesses: J. L. Wells & Henry Leland

 

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BioM: Stafford, Anna Cecilie Solomonson

#2 Marriage

 

----Source: Willmar tribune, Date Nov 7, 1900

 


A marriage license was granted the 30th ult. to Edwin Olson and Anna Stafford.

 

 

Obit: Stafford/Olson, Anna "Annie" Cecilie Solomonson
Birth: 14 Mar 1858, Sorfjord, Tromsø kommune, Troms fylke, Norway
Death: 22 Oct 1901 (aged 43)
Minnesota, USA
Burial: Tromso Cemetery, Lake Lillian, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, USA; Plot N4


First husband was Joseph Stafford. She married Edwin Olson, 12 Nov. 1900. In the funeral records she was Olsen, cemetery list as Stafford.

 

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Obit: Olson, Edwin H. (1829 - 1919)

 

Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990

Edwin H. Olson 89 yr. old male white American farmer; Widowed
Burial: 13 Sep 1919, Minnesota, United States
Birth Date: 14 Oct 1829
Birthplace: Norway
Death Date: 10 Sep 1919
Death Place: Palmyra, Renville, Minnesota
Cemetery: Palmyra Lutheran
Mother's Birthplace: Norway

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Obit: Hawkins, Ella Melissa (1891 - 1977)

Ella M Hawkins 1891 - 1977,  aged 85–86
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin, USA, PLOT D5

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Bio: Stafford/Hawkins, Ella Melissa (1891 - 1977)


----Source: Mower County transcript, Austin, MN, February 22, 1899

Mrs. L. W. Hunt has purchased the millinery stock of Miss Ella Hawkins.

Miss Ella Hawkins came up from Spring Valley Tuesday noon, returning in the evening.

 

----Source: The Republican press, Atwater, Kandiyohi Co., MN, April 30, 1909

LAKE L1LLIA N-FAHLUN

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April 27.—Ella Stafford is at present employed at N. J. Lund's.

 

----Source: The Republican press. Pub. Date May 5, 1911

Y. P. S. Program.

The Y. P. S. at tbe Lutheran Free church of Lake Lillian will hold its
next meeting Tuesday evening, May 9, at the church. The following program will be rendered:
Song. Audience.
Scripture Reading, Rev. Hoyum.
Song. Audience.
Reading. George Vick.
Vocal Duet, with Guitar Aecompaniment, Caroline Aase and Alice Solomonson.
Reading Mr. Ninus Nelson.
Song, Audience.
Reading. Jennie Vick.
Remarks, Rev. M. B. Michaelson.
Closing Song, Audience.
Refreshments will be served by Ella Stafford and Cornelia Otterness.

 

----Source: The Republican press, , Atwater, Kandiyohi Co., MN, September 30, 1910

 

Miss Ella Stafford returned to Minneapolis this week, after an extended visit at the home of her uncle, Ole Solomonson, in East Lake Lillian.


----Source: Willmar tribune. Pub. Date August 9, 1911

 

Miss Ella Stafford spent Saturday afternoon and Sunday with home folks and sister, Lena Sorenson, who is here on her vacation.

 

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BioM: Stafford, Ella Melissa (30 Aug 1912)

 

----Source: Hector mirror, Hector, Renville Co., MN, August 30, 1912

 

Marriage Licenses

Joseph Frassel to Mary Barbara Smith town of Arlington Hilmar Hawkins to Ella Stafford, Bird Island; Wm. J. Neal, Iowa, to Mabel M. Brookbank town of Bandom.

 

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1910 Federal Census, Minneapolis Ward 5, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States


Household
Carrie W Shedd Matron Female 49 Massachusetts
Philip H Leonard Servant Male 62 Ireland
Jessie Holmgren Servant Female 18 Minnesota
Lillie Caleastrom Servant Female 26 Iowa
Mary Smith Servant Female 20 Minnesota
Kate Smith Servant Female 19 Minnesota
Olga Skogland Servant Female 20 Minnesota
Louise Strobel Boarder Female 26 Minnesota
Marie L Hill Boarder Female 20 Pennsylvania
Zelma E Selstedt Boarder Female 21 Minnesota
Angeline E Sivigny Boarder Female 20 Minnesota
Louise Tooker Boarder Female 26 Connecticut
Celia Lundeen Boarder Female 18 Minnesota
Olga Lundeen Boarder Female 20 Minnesota
Susan Brooks Boarder Female 22 Wisconsin
Florence Lilligren Boarder Female 22 Minnesota
Adela Larson Boarder Female 17 Minnesota
Julia Mumson Boarder Female 28 Minnesota
Anne C Crowder Boarder Female 25 Iowa
Bessie E Tooker Boarder Female 19 Connecticut
Mamie Gooley Boarder Female 20 Minnesota
Mabel L Slover Boarder Female 21 Wisconsin
Martha M Knopp Boarder Female 20 Minnesota
Mildred E Walrath Boarder Female 18 Minnesota
Mabel M Olson Boarder Female 17 Minnesota
Marie D Mccleary Boarder Female 22 Minnesota
Grace D Spielman Boarder Female 20 Minnesota
Ella M Stafford Boarder Female 19 Wisconsin, Dressmaker
Harriet Risis Boarder Female 26 Wisconsin
Nellie Young Boarder Female 19 Minnesota
Margaret Murray Boarder Female 21 Wisconsin
Jennie C Lunberg Boarder Female 20 Minnesota
Stella M Johnson Boarder Female 20 Minnesota
Lula K Pruss Boarder Female 32 Iowa
Hilda Erickson Boarder Female 26 Minnesota
Hilda C Johnson Boarder Female 22 Norway
Celia E Peterson Boarder Female 27 Wisconsin
Adeline M Milligan Boarder Female 19 Wisconsin
Hilda M Freeman Boarder Female 21 Minnesota
Esther H Freeman Boarder Female 20 Minnesota
Cela Friske Boarder Female 21 Wisconsin
Nellie M Prout Boarder Female 20 Wisconsin
Christine L Thor Boarder Female 17 Minnesota
Mamie E Gill Boarder Female 20 Kentucky
Ruby Stocking Boarder Female 25 Minnesota
Bessie E March Boarder Female 23 Minnesota
Grace T Reynolds Boarder Female 18 Minnesota
Mabel V Newstrim Boarder Female 18 Wisconsin
Myrtle L Shufelt Boarder Female 23 Illinois
Elizabeth Crake Boarder Female 21 Iowa
Bessie George Boarder Female 21 Minnesota
Lana Anderson Boarder Female 24 Norway
Annetti Bye Boarder Female 21 Minnesota
Mabel Pooles Boarder Female 19 Wisconsin
Evangeline Knight Boarder Female 21 Minnesota
Flossie T Lockwood Boarder Female 19 Indiana
Zelma Benson Boarder Female 26 Wisconsin
Elizabeth Wacker Boarder Female 19 Iowa
Bertha Klein Boarder Female 21 Minnesota
Augusta C Wold Boarder Female 21 Minnesota
Loell Holt Boarder Female 19 Michigan
Fairy Gray Boarder Female 22 Michigan
Jennie Franke Boarder Female 23 Wisconsin

 

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Obit: Stafford, Joe  (1858 - 1898)

 

----Source: Pine Island record, Pine Island, MN; Pub. Date August 11, 1898

Joe Stafford Dead. (1858 - 1898)

Mr. Joseph Stafford who lived with his brother in New Haven, died last Sunday of Bright's disease, at the age of 40 years. Mr. Stafford was a resident here about 18 years ago, when he went south, returning this spring. He ran a fish wagon this year and was a frequent visitor here. He leaves a wife, three children, and a brother to mourn his loss. Funeral services were held Monday and the remains rest in the West Milton Cemetery.

 

The record and union, Rochester, MN; Pub. Date August 12, 1898

Joe Stafford of the Black Hills, died Sunday.

The funeral of Mr. Stafford occurred Monday afternoon. The remains were laid at rest in the cemetery at West Milton. He leaves a wife and two small children, besides other relatives to mourn his loss. The family, by whom he will be sadly missed, have the sympathy of the whole community.

 

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Obit: Solomonson, Ole Mikkel (1853 - 1924)

 

----Source: Grave Stone


Ole Mikkel Solomonson, 71 year old
Burial Date: 1924
Location: Lake Lillian, Kandiyohi, Minnesota, United States of America
Event Place (Original):
Lake Lillian, Kandiyohi, Minnesota, United States of America
Birth Date: 28 Aug 1853
Death Date: 05 Apr 1924
Cemetery: Tromso Cemetery

 

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Ole Mikkel Solomonsen (1853–1924)
Marriage: 17 October 1875, Karlsøy, Troms, Norway to Elen Maria Mathiasdatter (1856–1933)

 

7 Children of Ole Mikkel Solomonsen & Elen Maria Mathiasdatter


Peder Anton Christian Jensen, 1877-
Adopted – Elen Maria Mathiasdatter
Adopted – Ole Mikkel Solomonsen
Attie Salomonson, (1886 - )
Gustfo Peterson, (1896- )
Adopted – Ole Mikkel Solomonsen
Adopted – Elen Maria Mathiasdatter
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Salomon Salomonsen, 1824–1878, Karlsøy, Troms, Norway
Marriage: 24 Oct 1852, Karlsøy, Troms, Norway to Elen Maria Hansdatter, 1827–1911


Children of Elen Maria Hansdatter and Salomon Salomonsen

Ole Mikkel Solomonsen (1853–1924)
Solomon Solmonson (1856–1917)
Anna Cecelia Salomonsen (1858–1901)
Erik Salomonsen, (1860–1860)​​
Elen Petrica Salomonsen (1861–1950)
Hansina Salomonsen (1865–1900)​​
Johan Peder Salomonsen (1872– )
Salomon Michelsen Aarebugt (1799– )​​ Marriage: 01 Oct 1826, Karlsøy, Troms, Norway to Sisselle Margrethe Mortensdatter (1797– )​​

4 Children of Sisselle Margrethe Mortensdatter and Salomon Michelsen Aarebugt
 

Salomon Salomonsen, (1824–1878)
Mikkel Salomonsen (1828– )
Maren Anna Salomonsdatter (1831– )​​
Maren Salomonsdatter (1832–1833)

 

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