martin married anna sophie freelander in minneapolis minnesota. i found a census record for a different martin mikkelson, that could not have been his family. his wife anna died in june of 1888. she was hit by lighting. she had four children living at that time. she lost a boy at age four. my grandfather was born december 1884, he was named the same as the boy she lost a year before. they lived in leaf mountain township, ottertail county minnesota. i don,t know much about him. i did found out that he was a survayer for the goverment in the missouri river valley. for seven years, when he came to america. he seen thousands of bafalo and common folk and soilders fought with indians who tried to flee into canada.