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Gina Monsen, Daniel Monson, Axel Munson, John Fred Monson

Gina cash-claimed a quarter in 4, 5N 47W in 1891 - a mile from the Phillips County line.

Almost has to be related to the Daniel MonsOn who cash-claimed in 11, 5N 48W in 1891,  Daniel's claim would be about two miles from Gina's.

 or the John Fred Monson in 1890 - and a timber claim in 1894 in  8N 44W (near Holyoke).  John was involved in a court case in 1906 regarding title to that land.  The case was mainly dealing with the different pronunciations of Munson/Monson and whether he was J. Fred or John F. Monson. 


 Ransom and Julia Munson (Julia a native of Franklin, New York) - Ransom died in 1871.  They  had John F. Munson , a resident of Denver and Mary Munson, who was with Julia and her husband Isaac W. Wilson in 1907 in Iroquois County, Illinois. But this is probably not ours - one tree said he was John FOLLETT Munson.

December 2, 1896 - AT BRYANT -Axel Munson of Bryant married Mrs. Mary Nilson of Bryant - witnesses A.J..  and Mrs. A.J. Anderson. - minister C.M. Youngquist?  of Holdrege, Phelps County (that's Nebraska, about a hundred miles east) 

(An Alfred Anderson claimed land in 7N 47W - that's the Bryant area - in 1890 - and an Andro J. Anderson in 5, 6N 47W in 1897)

In 1900 Phillips County Axle March 1857, Sweden, Annie M. Nov 1852 Sweden, Gust E. Dec 1886, Hattie April 1890, and Annie September 1893, and Ester G. September 1898.

In 1910 Haxtun Axel 43 and Mary 57 have been married 14 years.  Gustav, 23 born in Nebraska is a stepson.  Hattie W. 20, Colorado is a stepdaughter, and Ethel 11 is a daughter, born in Colorado.

In 1920 Phillips County Axel and Anna only have Gust E. and Esther R.

In 1930 Axel is living with Burl A. and Esther R. "BraDley" in Phillips County.

In 1940 Axel Munson is with Esther R. and Burl A. Braley in Loveland, Larimer County.

Axel -Mar 6 1867 - June 30, 1960 and Anna Mary Munson Nov 5, 1852 - Nov 16. 1926 are in the Haxtun cemetery.

Haxtun Herald July 19, 1960 "Axel Munson, 93, passed away in Loveland. He had been a Phillips County resident for many years."

Hannah Peterson married Fred Nielson - died in 1929 Haxtun - daughter Carrie MONSON of Chicago.  But it looks like her husband Carl immigrated in 1911.

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