I am researching the Norwegian name of Lokken. I am trying to trace the family to even one link in Norway.
Christian C. Lokken
Kristian C. Locken
Spell the name more than one way.
He was born in Rengelu Gulbraosdahl, Norway on 6 August 1851.
He emigrated to American in 1883 with his small son Christen and his wife.
They located in Ottertail County, Minnesota - moving to Winger, Minnesota two years later.
His death certificate (July 27, 1937 - heart failure) says his wife's name was Onlina Lokken
The death certificate gave his mother's name as Carin Johnson and his father's name as Chrisitian C. Lokken.
Children: (Sometimes spelled Lokken and sometimes Locken)
Kristian (also spelled Christen)
His wife, Kristian, and Clara died before he did in 1937. Carl married a Irene Hogenson (daughter of Thorsten and Ann Marie Hogenson of Winger, Minnesota) and later settled in Tioga, North Dakota. Olaf lived in White Earth, North Dakota. Peter live in White Earth and passed away in Minot, North Dakota. I believe Edward went to Alaska at some time.
I don't even know where to start looking. Do you know where I would look for anyone that might know something Rengelu? Any help that you can provide would be greatly appreciated.