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unknown Simonson from Norway

Posted: 1 Jun 2013 1:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Simonson, Berg
Hello. I am looking for any info on the parent's, siblings or birth of Mina "Minnie" unknown Simonson who was born in unknown, Norway about April 1862. Arrived in north America abt 1890 and gave birth to a child, Nelly B. In November 1890. I do not know if she was pregnant when she arrived or not. She married Jahn/ John unknown Berg born about 1858 in Unknown, Sweden in Minnesota around may 4 1895. They lived in (Bock) Borgholm Township, Mille Lacs, Minnesota, USA.
She and Jahn Berg had more children: Clara L. Berg born April 1896, Oscar David George Berg born Jan 9 1898, Martin Hjalmer Berg born July 31 1900, my ggrandmother Vivian Alida Berg (sometimes called Ida V. Berg on census) on Sept 22 1902 and Jenny Magda Berg born 1906 died october 23 1906 . Any information would be appreciated. My parents and grandparents are deceased so it is hard to get first hand info.
Thanks, Heather. Spiralpipedream@gmail.com

Re: unknown Simonson from Norway

Posted: 1 Jun 2013 1:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
What's her connection to Wisconsin?

Re: unknown Simonson from Norway

Posted: 3 Jun 2013 1:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello, I am not related. Hope this helps. RP
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The 1900 & 1910 census gives clues that suggest that Nellie was a daughter of John and his 1st wife, which was most likely Inga, from Nellie's death record. Mina's maiden name was most likely Simonson (Simonsdatter in Norway). The marriage record for John & Mina states that her last name was Simonson, as well as the death record of Jenny Magda.

The 1900 census states that Nelly's parents were BOTH born in Sweden. Mina was born in Norway.

The 1900 census states that Mina was the mother of 2 children, and 2 living. (Clara & Oscar)

The 1910 census states that this was John's 2nd marriage, and Mina's 1st marriage.

The 1910 census states that Mina was the mother of 5 children, 4 living. (Clara, Oscar, Martin, Ida, & deceased Jenny)
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1900 United States Federal Census, Borgholm, Mille Lacs, Minnesota

John Berg 42 born Sweden
Mina Berg 38 born Norway (2 children 2 living)

Nelly B Berg 9 born Minnesota, father born Sweden, mother born Sweden

Clara L Berg 4 born Minnesota, father born Sweden, mother born Norway

Oscar D Berg 2 born Minnesota, father born Sweden, mother born Norway
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1910 United States Federal Census
Name: John Berg
Age in 1910: 52
Birth Year: abt 1858
Birthplace: Sweden
Home in 1910: Borgholm, Mille Lacs, Minnesota
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1888
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Minnie Berg
Father's Birthplace: Sweden
Mother's Birthplace: Sweden
Household Members: Name Age
John Berg 52 (2nd marriage)
Minnie Berg 47 (1st marriage) (5 children, 4 living)
Clara L Berg 13
Oscar D Berg 12
Martin J Berg 9
Ida V Berg 7
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"Minnesota, Marriages, 1849-1950 "
Name: John Berg
Birth Date:
Birthplace:
Age:
Spouse's Name: Mina Simonson
Spouse's Birth Date:
Spouse's Birthplace:
Spouse's Age:
Event Date: 04 May 1895
Event Place: St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota
Father's Name:
Mother's Name:
Spouse's Father's Name:
Spouse's Mother's Name:
Race:
Marital Status:
Previous Wife's Name:
Spouse's Race:
Spouse's Marital Status:
Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M74657-9
System Origin: Minnesota-EASy
GS Film number: 1313194
Reference ID: p 9
Citing this Record
"Minnesota, Marriages, 1849-1950 ," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FDD2-KXG : accessed 03 Jun 2013), John Berg and Mina Simonson, 04 May 1895.
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"Minnesota, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990"
Name: Nellie B. E. Berg
Gender: Female
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 08 Jul 1900
Death Place: Bergholm, Mille Lacs, Minnesota
Age: 9
Birth Date: 1891
Birthplace:
Occupation:
Race:
Marital Status:
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: John
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Inga C.
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09771-8
System Origin: Minnesota-EASy
GS Film number: 2117517
Reference ID:
Citing this Record
"Minnesota, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FDDZ-VFF : accessed 03 Jun 2013), Nellie B. E. Berg, 08 Jul 1900.
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"Minnesota, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990"
Name: Jenny Magda Berg
Gender: Female
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 23 Oct 1906
Death Place: Borgholm Tp., Mille Lacs, Minnesota
Age: 0
Birth Date: 1906
Birthplace: Borgholm
Occupation:
Race: White
Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: John Berg
Father's Birthplace: Sweden
Mother's Name: Mina Simonson
Mother's Birthplace: Norway
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B02074-7
System Origin: Minnesota-EASy
GS Film number: 2117559
Reference ID:
Citing this Record
"Minnesota, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FDMG-JH4 : accessed 03 Jun 2013), Jenny Magda Berg, 23 Oct 1906.

Re: unknown Simonson from Norway

Posted: 3 Jun 2013 2:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Jun 2013 5:55PM GMT
From Minnesota Official Marriage System - a record that may (or may not) be relevant:
A groom John Berg married a bride Inga Johnson
16 December 1890 in Hennepin County, Minnesota
Minnesota Marriage Certificate #00490255

The original marriage certificate can be ordered from Hennepin County, but since so little is known about John Berg, it might be difficult to identify whether this is the correct couple.

On Nellie's death certificate, her mother is named as "Inga C." John Berg's first daughter after Nellie's birth is named Clara. Sometimes in Scandinavia a newborn in a second marriage would be named after the first spouse who died. It could be that Inga was Inga Clara - just a possibility.

As I'm sure you know, n Oscar's death certificate his mother's maiden name is given as Simonsen.

Have you located an obituary for John Berg (ca 1857-1933)? I like your description of him as posted on Find a Grave!
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Be...;


1905 Minnesota State Census
John Berg 47 b Sweden
Minnie Berg 43 b Norway
Clara A Berg 9 kids born in Minnesota
Oscar D Berg 7
Martin H Berg 4
Vivi (?) A Berg 2

next door to Andrew and Bengta Johnson family b Sweden

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