NameMatthea Greuner Gronnerud
Birth8 Sep 1849, Grånerud, Norway294
Immigration1869, United States Age: 19
Census15 Jun 1880, 179 Bremer Street, Chicago, Cook, Illinois295 Age: 30
Census1 Jun 1900, 1139 N. 40th Street, Chicago, Cook, Illinois290 Age: 50
Census MemoImmigrated 1876 - not possible
Census25 Apr 1910, 338 [Goodel?] Spokane, Spokane, Washington291 Age: 60
Census MemoImmigrated 1869
Death14 Nov 1929, Spokane, Spokane, Washington296,293 Age: 80
Alias/AKAMatthea Gronnerud297
Spouses
Birth26 Jul 1848, Laingen i Garmo, Oppland, Norway288
Christening20 Aug 1848, Garmo, Oppland, Norway288 Age: <1
Census31 Dec 1865, Laingen i Garmo, Oppland, Norway56 Age: 17
EmigrationMay 1868, Lom, Oppland, Norway288 Age: 19
Immigration30 Jun 1868, Quebec, Quebec, Canada57 Age: 19
Immi MemoAboard "S.S. Nestorian" from Liverpool, England
Census15 Jun 1880, 179 Bremer Street, Chicago, Cook, Illinois289 Age: 31
Census1 Jun 1900, 1139 N. 40th Street, Chicago, Cook, Illinois290 Age: 51
Residence1907, 533 Garland, Spokane, Spokane, Washington Age: 58
Reside Memo1907 Spokane city directory
Census25 Apr 1910, 338 [Goodel?] Spokane, Spokane, Washington291 Age: 61
Death6 Sep 1915, Spokane, Spokane, Washington292,293 Age: 67
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMarble cutter (1880, 1900, 1907, 1910)
FatherKnud Pederson (Lyngved) (1798-1875)
MotherThora Paulsdatter (Laingen) (1812-1906)
Marriage22 Dec 1875, Chicago, Cook, Illinois298
ChildrenCarl Edward (1876-1942)
 Anna (1879->1900)
 child (1879-<1900)
 Thomas Alexander (1882-1916)
 Harold Elmore (1887-1948)
 Martha Ethel (1892-1970)
Notes for Matthea Greuner Gronnerud
Grånerud i Noreg likely simply means in Norway.

The 1900 and U.S. censuses state that she had given birth to six children, of whom five were still living. All of the children were living at home at that time. This means that the later appearance of an Alexander T. Knudson living with the family at the family's address, and the non-appearance of a Thomas Knudson living at that address, represents an effective name change for Thomas.

Her age at death was given as 80 years, 2 months, 6 days.296

Record Series: Death Records
Collection: Washington State Death Records
County: Statewide
Da Reference Number: {F00452C1-C5BA-4605-8F36-E80307000588}
Image Number: 1522
Document Number: 107
Document Reference Id: 1303
Name: Mathea Knudson
Date Of Death: 14 Nov 1929
Age: 80
Gender: Female
Father Name: Gronnerud
Mother Name: Not Known
Batch Id: 276473
Batch Locality: Washington, United States
Death Place: Spokane, Spokane, Washington
Mother Name Gn: Not Known
Spouse Name: Andrew Knudson293
Notes for Anders (Spouse 1)
The godparents and witnesses at his christening were Christen and Ronnaug Frisvold, Kari and Anne Ekle, Poul Ladengen, and Anders Lyngved. He was living with his parents on the Ladengen farm at the time of the 1865 Norwegian census. He left Lom for America with his brother Ole in May 1868. He was living in Chicago and was called Andrew at the time of his mother's probate.

He is undoubtedly the Anders Knudsen, age 20, traveling with "Ola," age 17, on board the S.S. Nestorian, which arrived in Quebec on 30 June 1868.

They were living at 179 Bremer Street in Chicago at the time of the 1880 census. The census enumerator spelled the surname as Knutzen.

The family was renting the house at 1139 North 40th Avenue, Chicago, (Jefferson Township) at the time of the 1900 census. He was a marble cutter and had been out of work for four months in the previous year. The census data states that he emigrated to the U.S. in 1876, which is incorrect, and that he was naturalized. There was a second family, that of J. B. Swan, also renting part of the same house.


His age at death was given as 67 years, 1 month, 8 days.
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The 1892 Chicago index of registered voters shows two possibilities: Andrew Knudsen, 29 Fay St., (Congressional district 3, ward 17, precinct 10), born Norway, living in precinct 21 years, city and county 24 years. Naturalized 17 October 1876, Circuit Court of Cook Co. [Check the naturalization records!!] He voted in the 1892 election.
The second possibility was And. Knudson, Tripp Ave., (Congressional district 3, ward 27, precinct 10), born Norway, living in precinct 4 years, city and county 24 years. The date and court of naturalization were not known. He voted in the election. Both of these are consistent with Anders Knudsen (Laingen) leaving Norway in 1868 and settling in Chicago. If he spent time elsewhere, such as Minnesota, and then moved back to Chicago, there are many more possibilities. Tracking through the various city directories is probably the course to take.

He was not seen in the Precision Indexing list for Chicago in 1870 (at least as a head of a household).

Record Series: Death Records
Collection: Washington State Death Records
County: Statewide
Da Reference Number: {23A177D7-4A83-4B06-8C8A-CD88600AADD3}
Image Number: 2264
Document Number: 533
Document Reference Id: 840
Name: Andrew Knudson
Date Of Death: 6 Sep 1915
Age: 67
Gender: Male
Father Name: Knute Laingen
Mother Name: Thora Laingen
Batch Id: 275700
Batch Locality: Washington, United States
Death Place: Spokane, Spokane, Washington
Mother Name Gn: Thora
Mother Name Surname: Laingen293
Notes for Anders & Matthea (Family)
The marriage of Andrew and Matthea was performed by Rev. Carl F. Eltzholtz. He was minister of the 1st Norwegian Methodist Episcopal Church in Chicago.

Groom Bride Date Vol./Page License No. County
Groom: KNUDSEN, ANDRUCI
Bride: GREUNER, MATTIE
Date: 1875-12-22
Volume: 94
License No. 24592
County: COOK

Cook County, IL, marriage licenses, No. 24592 [LDS FHL microfilm 1030094]

Groom's name: Andruei Knudsen
Bride's name: Martha Greuner
Marriage type: Marriage
Marriage date: 22 Dec 1875
Marriage place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Film number: 1030094
Digital GS number: 4270366
Image number: 550
Collection: Illinois, Cook County Marriages 1871-1920
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