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Bjerkestrand Relatives

Don White (View posts)
Posted: 3 May 1999 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bjerkestrand, Kaas
Hello to you. I was hoping to get "some" communications with possible contacts to my ancestors, I didn't think it would happen this quickly!

My Grandfather, from my mother's side was John Peterson Bjerkstrand. He was born in Kristiansund on June 28, 1865. As my mother tells it, as a boy they lived on the Peterson farm and then moved to the Bjerkestrand farm and took the name. At the age of 22, he came to America (1887). He settled in the south west corner of Minnesota, on a farm he bought in 1900, 8 miles from the the town of Minneota. He married a lady named Martina Karoline Kaas on January 14 1902. They had seven daughters, one dying in infancy. My mother, Sophie Bell Bjerkestrand, was the 3rd of the six living daughters. She is presently living in Minnesota at the age of 88 years. John Berkestrand passed away at the age of 70, on April 4, 1936.

I understand from his obituary that when he died he was also survived by one brother and one sister in Norway and "14 grandchildren."

I hope this helps. There's not much in the way of history available here.

Thank you for helping.

Warmest Regards,
Don White
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Don White 29 Apr 1999 12:00PM GMT 
Ørnulf Midtskogen 3 May 1999 12:00PM GMT 
Don White 3 May 1999 12:00PM GMT 
Karen_Sandrin 23 Jun 2003 8:32PM GMT 
maryh187 5 Apr 2004 7:43PM GMT 
Karen_Sandrin 5 Apr 2004 9:58PM GMT 
scorpiosub23 18 Jun 2009 1:39AM GMT 
kjsand 18 Jun 2009 2:35AM GMT 
scorpiosub23 18 Jun 2009 1:42AM GMT 
Megan Bjerkestrand 12 Jul 2001 4:14AM GMT 
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