Person Sheet


Name Knud Knudsen Brimie
Birth 3 Apr 1877, Brimie nordre i Garmo, Oppland, Norway
Christen 10 May 1877, Garmo, Oppland, Norway
Death aft 1937
Immigration bef 1900, Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Occupation Tea store chain (1905/08)
Father Knud Thorstensen (Brimi) (1832-1900)
Mother Ronnaug Knudsdattir (Ladengen) (1834->1906)
Spouses:
Unmarried
Medical Notes for Knud Knudsen Brimie
Vaccinated against smallpox on 17 September 1878.
Misc. Notes
The godparents and witnesses at his christening were Thorsten Hage, Ronnaug Hage, John Ingelfstend [??], Joen A. [?] Frisvold, Ragnild Ekle, and Anne Brimi. Confirmed on 2 October 1892 in Garmo.

The 1900 census soundex shows Knute Brimie, born Apr 1877 in Illinois, living at 505R Evergreen Ave., Chicago, Cook Co., IL, boarding with Hans A. Gabrielson, his brother-in-law. [E.D. 435]. The 1905 Chicago City directory lists him as living at 505 Evergreen Ave., and having tea shops at 1010 Milwaukee Ave. and 871 W. North Ave. There is also an additional listing for a "Knud Brimie," a clerk who boards at 505 Evergreen Avenue. It is not clear whether that was a duplicate or another relative. The 1908 Chicago city directory shows him with tea shops at 697 and 1578 Milwaukee Ave., 680 Noble, and 871 W. North Ave. His home address was then 1668 Milwaukee Ave. He was not listed in the 1909 directory. He was living at 5052 N. 54th Avenue in the 1913 city directory, listed as a carpenter.

It is quite likely that either he is the Knud K. Brimi who signed Theodore P. Laingen's autograph book on 4 January 1907, leaving a message in Norwegian.

There is a Knud K. Brimi living in Chicago in Theodore Laingen's address listings at 1706 Worth St. in 1907 (along with an E.S. Laingen). [I couldn't find this street in any directory or in the 1910 census street to enumeration district cross-reference. It is probably a mistake for West North St.]
Checking the Chicago city directories we find Knud Brimi running a number of tea stores in 1908, and living at 1668 Milwaukee Ave. There is also a Sever E. Brimi, commercial traveler, listed, living at 307 Franklin Avenue. What is the relationship?

He was living at 5052 N. Long Ave. [41-66 what do these numbers mean on the Lurie cards?] at the time of the Lurie index in 1937.

Knute Brimie, born April 30, 1877, Norway, living at 5052 N. Long Ave., Chicago, IL, was naturalized on 3 September 1936 in U.S. District Court in Chicago. [P-142090 CN 4155238, soundex index LDS FHL microfilm 1432025; file card LDS FHL microfilm 1754113]


Not yet found in the 1910 soundex for Illinois.

He was listed as living at 230 Homer in the 1907 Chicago city directory [p. 375, LDS FHL microfilm 1759637]. He had tea shops at 697 and 1578 Milwaukee Ave., 680 Noble, and 871 W. North Ave.

The 1910 Chicago directory [p. 217, LDS FHL microfilm 1759640] lists him as a grocer at 1702 W. 18th, with home at 1668 Milwaukee Ave.
Research
14 (Kl.b. 5, pp. 140-141; b. 7, p. 75), 18
1900 U.S. census, Cook Co., IL, r. 262, p. 302B, E.D. 435
The Lakeside Annual Directory of the City of Chicago, 1905, Chicago, IL: Chicago Directory Company, pt. 1, p. 360 [LDS FHL microfilm 1033882].
The Lakeside Annual Directory of the City of Chicago, 1908, Chicago, IL: Chicago Directory Company, p. 337 [LDS FHL microfilm 1033883]
The Lakeside Annual Directory of the City of Chicago, 1913, Chicago, IL: Chicago Directory Company, p. 222 [LDS FHL microfilm 1759643]
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