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Emil Gustafson & Andrina Urdahl


  Emil Henry Gustafson (17/3 1885 – 1972)
  C3b branch [1.2.10.3.4.2.2]
  Son of John Gustafson & Signette Halvorson
  Otisco, Waseca, Minnesota
  Farmer


  Andrine/Andrina Bertine/Bertina Urdahl (May 1895 – 1955)
  Hosanger, Hordaland, Norge
  5 children


  Primary sources
  12-04-2020


Emil’s signature in 1918.

Blue-eyed and dark-haired Emil is born on a farm in Otiscoicon-map-marker, Waseca co. in Minnesota, the son of a Swedish farmer and his wife of Norwegian heritage, but grows up in Viking townshipicon-map-marker, Marshall co. in northern Minnesota, which must have been an extremely lonely outpost at the time, as the village was not even founded until fifteen years later.

Zion lutheran church i Viking. Källa: Google.

Zion lutheran church in Viking. Source: Google.

Emil eventually marries the local Norwegian Andrine Bertine Urdahl with whom he has at least 5 children in Viking, where they set up their own farm together. She had come to America from Hosanger in Norway with her parents, farmers Ole and Larsine Urdahl at the age of three in 1898.

  • 1.   Mildred V. Gustafson (1915 – 1999)
    •  icon-user ? Anderson
  • 2.   Marvin L. Gustafson (23/6 1916 – 31/12 1986)
  • 3.   Lillian E. Gustafson (1919 – after 2009)
    •  icon-user ? Lund
  • 4.   Bertil C. Gustafson (1922 – 3/1 1945)
  • 5.   LeRoy Ervin Gustafson (7/2 1925 – 14/4 2009)
    •  Edna Eggen

Their son Bertil died in the battle of the Bulge in Belgium in 1945. LeRoy was a catttle-farmer in Viking all his life and ran a dairy.


Research data

  •  signature: Emil Gustafson (1918)
  •  name (others’ spellings): Emil H. Gustafson (1885-1900); Emill H. Gustafson (1885); Emil Gustafvson (1895); Emil Gustafson (1905-1940); Emil Henry Gustafson (1918)
  • name (others’ spellings): Andrena Urdahl (1900); Mrs. E. H. Gustafson (1918); Andrina Gustafson (1920-1940); Andrina B. Gustafson (1930)
  •  b. Otisco 1885
  •  cens. 1885-1940 Otisco: 1885; Viking: 1895; 1900; 1905; 1910; 1920; 1930; 1940
  •  mant. 1900;1920-1940 Danville: 1900
  •  milit. WWI: 1918

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