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Kjeseth of Norway and settled in Wisconsin

Kjeseth of Norway and settled in Wisconsin

Posted: 17 Jul 2005 7:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Dec 2005 10:52PM GMT
Surnames: Kjeseth, Brickman
I am helping my sister in law (Carol Brickman maiden name Fields) trace her family tree. Her mother is Sue Ellen Kjeseth who married Lee Fields. I recieved am e mail of that shead some light on this side of the family. This I have shared with her, but we are still puzzled.

What else that we do know about Sue is that she had a brothe rname Mark. Her father Elliot Monroe Kjeseth and mother Sharon Strobel. She was born about 1962 and passed wawy in 1993 in Minnesota.

Any information will be help, and we also return the favor by sharing information that we have. Thank you.

Re: Kjeseth of Norway and settled in Wisconsin

PR (View posts)
Posted: 24 Jul 2005 10:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
The information that will help you track this Kjeseth family tree would actually be more detailed information about the parents and grandparents.

The 1920 US census lists a Clarence P. Kjeseth family then living in Nelson County, North Dakota. Clarence has a son named Elliott who is listed as 11/12 yr old and born in North Dakota. Clarence is listed as 27 yrs old born in Minnesota, father born Norway and mother born Wisconsin. (Therefore Clarence should have been born about 1892-3 and the middle initial P might be an important clue.)

The 1900 US census lists a Peter O. Kjeseth family living in Polk County, Wisconsin. Peter has a son named Clarence who is listed as born Aug 1892 in Minnesota. On this census it indicates Peter was born Mar 1860 in Norway and his wife was born in Wisconsin. Peter is listed as immigrating in 1881.

IF that Elliott matches information about Sue's parents then these might be a good start for tracking the family tree. Kjeseth is probably the name of the farm in Norway where the family lived or had close family ties.

Minnesota Death Certificate index online lists that state has certificates for both Elliott Monroe Kjeseth and Clarence P. Kjeseth - those would probably be good beginning documents to order and search in detail.

A website of advice on how to track Norwegian ancestors -
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~norway/articles.html

Re: Kjeseth of Norway and settled in Wisconsin

Posted: 25 Jul 2005 3:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Dec 2005 10:52PM GMT
Surnames: Kjeseth
These are the people that I am looking for. I just wanted to see what I can find before going the Family History Center. It is a long trip there.

Do you know, or related to the Kjeseth family?

Re: Kjeseth of Norway and settled in Wisconsin

PR (View posts)
Posted: 31 Jul 2005 1:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
No, I don't.

Re: Kjeseth of Norway and settled in Wisconsin

Posted: 12 Jan 2006 5:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Elliot lived in MN but maintained a summer place in Polk CO WI. The old Hillberg farm next to High Bridge School. That area is crawling with Kjeseth's.I've got a fair amount of old Kjeseth related obits going back to who knows when...

Re: Kjeseth of Norway and settled in Wisconsin

Posted: 25 Jan 2006 1:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kjelseth, Kelseth, Olsen, Andreason, Kelsey, Kolseth
I have a Great Grandfather Martin Olaf Kelseth (Kjelseth), born in Toten, Norway 1854 married a Jorgine Christine Andreason, they where in WI and then settled in MN. They had several children, Martin's Obit was without the J and Jorgine, I found with the J and also my Great Aunt was also with a J. I have found them listed several ways in researching. Kjelseth, Kjeldseth, Kjolseth, Kolseth,Kelseth, Kelset, Kelsath. any info would help. Thanks....Kathy

Re: Kjeseth of Norway and settled in Wisconsin

Posted: 25 Jan 2006 1:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
I'll be getting back to you. I've got lots of scrapbooks..

Re: Kjeseth of Norway and settled in Wisconsin

Posted: 25 Jan 2006 10:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kjelseth, Kelseth, Olsen, Andreason, Kelsey, Kolseth
Thank you very much I appreciate your help and look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks,
Kathy

Re: Kjeseth of Norway and settled in Wisconsin

Posted: 31 Jan 2006 8:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
I"ve tried three times and your email won't work..

Re: Kjeseth of Norway and settled in Wisconsin

Kathleen Rajsl (View posts)
Posted: 31 Jan 2006 9:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kjelseth, Kelseth, Olsen, Andreason, Kelsey, Kolseth, Andreason, Anderson, Blakstad
Are you sure you have the email correct, it is rajslk@comcast.net I will spell it with names sometimes people have use the number 1 instead of the letter L in my address, R A J S L K @comcast.net use small case. I hope you will try again, my email is a good address.
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