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James Peder M. and Anna (Medelen) Knudsen
Anna Medalen of Kongsberg, Norway, arrived in New York from Christiana October 16, 1906 - age 20 years nine months.
In 1910 James "Knudson" is farming in Yuma County, Kirk precinct, single, 26, born in Denmark.
Annie Medalen, 24, born in Norway, single, is living with cousin in Gosper County, Nebraska, with Norman, 13 months, born in Nebraska - father's birthplace not listed. She's a servant in a private family. It looks like page 3B of the census is missing. Maybe she's related to the Dinsmore families - In 1906 Elwood, Gosper County, Carl A. Medalen was appointed a rural mail carrier. In 1910 Carl M. is 55, Petra 53. She's had six children, five living - Inam, son is 25, Enna 21, and Arthur 19 - these three in Wisconsin, and Minar, 16, born in Nebraska. So Carl immigrated long before Annie. (In 1900 Gosper County is a Carl Anderson, Dec 1856 Norway, Petra M. Nov 1656 Norway, Ester Sep 1883 Norway, Inar Nov 1885 Wisconsin, Anna Aug 1888 Wisconsin, Arthur Mar 1891 Wisconsin, and Minar Oct 1894 Nebraska. Claude and Mary Dinsmore are on the same page....)
J.P. Knudson, 26, married Anna Medalen, 25, in Wray March 23, 1911 - by Judge I.C. Jennings.
1915 "Belle Helton is working for Mrs. Knudsen at present"
1915 "Jimmie Knudsen is thinking some of building a big cement barn and engaging in dairying and pure bred hog raising."
James proved up two quarters in 9, 3S 47W in 1916.
1917 "Mr. Jimmie Knudsen and Mr. Flem Casto each got a new Maxwell last week."
In the Yuma cemetery is a stone "Nellie Irene Knudsen July 9, died July 15, 1917"
James Peder Knudsen registered in Yuma County, born December 17, 1884, a naturalized citizen, wife Anna.
In 1920 Fayette County Ohio, James P, immigrating in 1908 is a butter maker. Anna 34 immigrated in 1906. They have Norman 10, Carl 8, Harlan 6, Arnold 4, and Gladis 1, all born in Colorado.
In 1930 Abarr precinct James is 45, born in Denmark, Anna M. 44 Norway, with Carl 18, Harlan, 16, Arnold 14, Gladys 11, Donald 9, and Seneca 6, all born in Colorado.
In 1940 Abarr precinct, James is 55, Anna 54, with Donald D. 19, Somnica 16, and Verne J. 9, all born in Colorado.
SSDI has James Knudsen dying June 1972, last address Clackamas County, Oregon. - but I don't see James or Anna in the Oregon death records.
Harlan Alfred Knudsen, born Sep 21, 1913 in Colorado to James P. Knudsen and Anna Madelin, died May 26, 1981 in Burnet, Texas.
Donald served in WWII Army, and SSDI has his last residence as Valentine, Nebraska - buried in Black Hills National Cemetery.
Sonnicha Irene Knudsen was born Oct 15, 1923 in Yuma County, married Harold William Otta Oct 15, 1944 in Jacksonviller, Florida, and died died January 3, 1991 in Newport Oregon,
|Sonnicha Irene Knudsen was born Oct 15, 1923 in Yuma County, married
Harold William Otta Oct 15, 1944 in Jacksonville, Florida, and died
died January 3, 1991 in Newport Oregon,
|Millie Mae Brant, 82, of Lebanon, Oregon, died at home on April 19,
2009, of cancer.
She was born Oct. 9, 1926, in Yuma, Colo., to Elmer Lee and Minnie Mae (Auman) Otta.
She married Glenn E. Brant on Aug. 7, 1943, in St. Francis, Kan. They moved to Lebanon in 1947.
Mrs. Brant worked at the Lebanon Battery Separation Plant.
The couple moved to several different areas before settling in Colton, where they owned a large dairy for several years.
Later they moved from the dairy and purchased the Buena Vista Market near Independence, which they operated until it burned down in 1968. The couple returned to Lebanon and she earned her real estate license.
Mrs. Brant worked for Chuck Zeek Real Estate for many years, during which time she and her husband purchased and repaired many rental houses in the Lebanon area.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Raymond and Patti Brant of Lebanon; daughters and sons-in-law Yvonne and Kenneth McDaniel of Albany, and Sherri and Jim Parker and Michelle and Loren Miller, all of Lebanon; brother Herbie Otta of Lebanon; sister Bessie Ludahl of Albany; grandchildren Michael Brant and his wife Kelly of Jefferson, Jeffrey Brant of Lebanon, Donna Harrison and her husband Mark of Lebanon, Melissa Mary and her husband LeRoy of Albany, KayDee McDaniel of Sweet Home, Matthew Parker of Lebanon, Angela Estes and her husband Tony of Lebanon, Mark Parker of Lebanon, Luke Parker of Albany, Cory Miller of Lebanon and Brandon Miller of Lebanon; great-grandchildren Colton and Casey Brant, Gunner and Drake Harrison, Nicole and Tyler Mary, and Emma Estes; and several nieces and nephews.
Her husband Glenn E. Brant; brothers Harold, Calvin, and Eddie Otta; and her parents died before she did.
Yuma Pioneer - May 15, 1958
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