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Christian Amundsen Bjugstadeie
Maria Olesdtr.
Peder Johannesen
(Abt 1814-)
Maria Poulsdtr
(Abt 1815-)
Mathias Kristiansen
Beathe Pedersdtr. Kirkeby
Peder L Granum


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Jennie Fixit Emerson

Peder L Granum 75,773,774,775

  • Born: 19 Jan 1870, Norway 776,777
  • Marriage: Jennie Fixit Emerson
  • Died: 12 Jun 1948 aged 78

bullet   Another name for Peder was Pete Granum.


bullet  General Notes:

1930 census, La Crosse City, La Crosse County, Wisconsin, district 22, tenth ward

family 854
Granum, Peter L., Head of family, owner of home, value $3000, no radio, not living on farm, male, white, age 60, married at age 29, not attending school, can read and write, born Norway, parents born Norway, language spoken before coming to US: Norwegian, occupation: Blacksmith: Railroad Machine Shop, worker, employed, not a Veteran

", Jennie, wife, female, white, age 58, married at age 27, born Norway, parents born Norway, occupation: none
Szunker, Myrtle, daughter, female, white, age 26, married at age 20, born Wisconsin, parents born Norway, occupation: laborer, tobacco warehouse. employed
", Evelyn M, granddaughter, female, white, age 6, single, born Wisconsin, parents born Wisconsin
Letter from Orville and Louise Larson, Dec 20, 1981

"Dear Jim,
Your phone call was great, only wished I could help more. I got my papers out to see if I had added more notes and found a few inked in-

Mathias Christianson (came in 1880) and Beathe came across from Norway March 14, 1881, Cost $135.60 Gunnard (sic) Steerage Passage, Liverpool to N.Y.
This you have but I have noted Pedersdotter by Beathe, also the name of Polson as her last name. Bernie recalled those 2 name but no one is sure about them.

The name Granum may be because Pete and Christian stayed on that place when they came here, there still is a Granum Coulee. Tonita dn Ole Larson were Orville's grandparents and came from Jovik or Biri, Norway - Orville thinks his dad (Christian O. 14 years old) came first and Andrew Olson later. Andrew was Ole's son - so Olson.

Later on Tonita and Ole came after Christian and Andrew were here. That's the way its understood but no one is positive.
They sailed from Trondheim, Norway. Orville remembers the name of Lillehammer spoken of too.
Hope this will help you but suppose you have all this info. If Mom and Dad come, maybe talking together will bring more names out- Hope so.
Greet all & best wishes-
Orville and Louise (Larson.ed)"

(note that there was a Granum farm in Vardal, Norway... which is perhaps the source of the Granum name of sons Peder (Peter) and Christian that they later took in America.. jca)


bullet  Research Notes:

Was this the christening record of Peder, the son of Beathe Pedersdtr., who later married Mathias Christiansen in 1872 in Nes, Hedmark, Norway??

Christening, 03 April, 1870, Nes, Hedmark, Norway
Parents: Lars Jensen, Beate Pedersdtr.
Batch No. C424363, dates 1852-1872, Film 0307217


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Blacksmith, 1930, La Crosse, Wisconsin. 777


Peder married Jennie Fixit Emerson. (Jennie Fixit Emerson was born on 19 Dec 1871 in Norway 777 and died on 10 Feb 1953 in La Crosse, Wisconsin.)

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