NameBirgith ???297
Birth1827, Norway
Immigration1853, Rock Co., Wisconsin Age: 26
Census21 Sep 1857, Precinct 6, Brown Co., Minnesota298 Age: 30
Census22 Jul 1860, Linden, Brown, Minnesota299 Age: 33
Census5 Jul 1870, Linden, Brown, Minnesota300 Age: 43
Census1 May 1875, Linden, Brown, Minnesota301 Age: 48
Alias/AKABetsy
Spouses
Birth1826, Norway
Immigration1853, Rock Co., Wisconsin Age: 27
Census21 Sep 1857, Precinct 6, Brown Co., Minnesota298 Age: 31
Census22 Jul 1860, Linden, Brown, Minnesota299 Age: 34
Census1 Jun 1865, Linden, Brown, Minnesota302 Age: 39
Census5 Jul 1870, Linden, Brown, Minnesota300 Age: 44
Census1 May 1875, Linden, Brown, Minnesota301 Age: 49
Death15 May 1900, Linden, Brown, Minnesota303 Age: 74
Burial17 May 1900, Linden Lutheran Cemetery, Linden, Brown, Minnesota303
OccupationFarmer (1857, 1860, 1870)
FatherOle Haugen (-<1857)
MotherCaroline Audast (1797-)
ChildrenCaroline (1855-1925)
 Ingebor (1856-)
 Nels (1865-)
 Ingeborg (1857-)
 Henry (1867-)
Notes for Birgith ???
She was listed after daughter Caroline on the 1865 Minnesota census for some reason.
Notes for Thor (Spouse 1)
They moved from Rock Co., Wisconsin, to Brown Co., Minnesota, in 1856, so they were among the earliest settlers in the county. They fled their farm during the Sioux uprising in 1862 and their crops were destroyed, but the home was not damaged. The account provided by Michael Thorstad, including a transcription of an article presented by George S. Hage at the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Thormodson on 24 October 1943 states that they arrived in 1857, the same year as Iver Nelson. They very likely came from Rock Prairie in Rock County, Wisconsin.

The 1860 census has a listing just after Cary Olson. Following that is Gur Ericson, farmer, age 52, born Norway. After him are Ole, age 18, born Norway; Julie, age 14, born Norway; and Andrew, age 12, born Norway.

They were listed just after John Johanni in the 1865 Minnesota census return.
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