Person Sheet


Name Emma Wilhelmine Ward
Birth 1868/1869, ? Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Spouses:
1 Hans Knudsen Brimie
Birth 17 Jul 1866, Brimie nordre i Garmo, Oppland, Norway
Christen 21 Oct 1866, Garmo, Oppland, Norway
Death bef 29 Oct 1934
Immigration ? 1880, America
Occupation Tea and coffee dealer (1893), Butter and egg store (1900)
Father Knud Thorstensen (Brimi) (1832-1900)
Mother Ronnaug Knudsdattir (Ladengen) (1834->1906)
Marriage bef 1887
Children: John M. (1887-)
William (1893-)
Harvey Charles (1900-1936)
Notes for Emma Wilhelmine Ward
There is considerable variability in the information on her birthplace. The birth certificate for her son William has her birthplace as Sweden.
Research
Birth certificate for William Brimie.
Death certificate for Harvey Brimie.
Notes for Hans Knudsen (Spouse 1)
The godparents and witnesses at his christening were Ole Lyngved, T. Kestenagen, Anders Ekle, Berith Rashasen, Barbro Rashasen, and Anne Ekle.

The Chicago area naturalization soundex has an entry for H. K. Brimie, naturalized 24 May 1888, at the Cook County Court. He received certificate Minor-1484 (7 years), and the witness was Hans A. Gabrielson, his brother-in-law. The age and address was not specified. This apparently means that he arrived as a minor seven years previously. Based on the 1900 census returns for Hans Gabrielson, it was probably with his brother Thorsten and sister Thora and possibly Hans in 1880. That would make sense in terms of the timing, as he should have been 22 at the time of the naturalization. (soundex LDS FHL microfilm 1432025).

The record (Cook Co., IL, court, Minor's Naturalization Record, v. 5, p. 443), only gives his name, that he was over 21 years, and had been resident for at least five years. The data on Hans Gabrielson being a witness must be recorded elsewhere.

He was on the 1892 list of registered voters in Chicago, living at 81 Hirsch Street (Congressional district 3, ward 14, precinct 16). He had been living there for 1 month, and had been in the county and the state for 12 years. He was naturalized on 24 May 1888 at the County Court of Cook Co. He voted in 1892.

He was not listed in the 1888 Registered Voter list [LDS FHL microfilm 1730744] or in the 1888-90 Registered Voter list [LDS FHL microfilm 1730751].

He is quite likely the H. K. Brimie (Briner), living at 505 Evergreen Ave., Chicago, IL, who appeared as a witness at the naturalization of Paul K. Brimie. This is confirmed by the birth certificate of his son Harvey, which shows that they were living at 505 Evergreen Avenue on 24 January 1900. The 1900 census, taken on 12 June 1900, does not show them enumerated there.

Check the 1900 census soundex under Hans Knudsen.

He is show living at 503 Evergreen Avenue, Chicago, in the 1905 Chicago city directory. He is shown as having tea shops at 718 and 1578 Milwaukee Ave.

He went back to Norway in 1898, as he is seen leaving from Oslo on 9 September 1898 on board the "S.S. Monticello," [Montibello?] to connect with the White Star Line "S.S. Teutonic." He was accompanied by his mother, who was (mistakenly?) described as American, and his son John. His son John is seen on the Teutonic's passenger list, described as accompanying his father, but neither Hans nor Hans' mother are listed.
Research
14 (b. 7, p. 21)
1875 Norwegan census, Lom, Oppland, t. 1, no. 58
1892 Chicago Voter Lists, v. 2, p. 6 [LDS FHL microfilm 1730759]
The Lakeside Annual Directory of the City of Chicago, 1905, Chicago, IL: Chicago Directory Company, pt. 1, p. 360.

Not seen in the 1920 census soundex for Illinois.
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