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Re: Eggen's from Canada

Donald A. Eggen (View posts)
Posted: 1 Jul 2002 7:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 Jul 2004 8:35PM GMT
Surnames: Eggen, Olson, Olstad, Negard
Michele (Eggen) Ganstine is my niece. Regarding the information she posted: my father Orvin Arnold Eggen was born in New Norway, Alberta Canada in 1911. He had four sisters, one who died at an early age. My dad's father (my grandfather) and grandmother (my greatgrandmother) came to North America from Norway. She was a widow and her maiden name was Eggen. She only had one child from her first marriage, my grandfather. Her married name was Olson. She and my grandfather first settled in Minnesota. She changed her name back to her maiden name because of all the Olsons in Minnesota. She remarried while in Minnesota to an Olstad. My grandfather kept his name as Ole Olson Eggen. When my father moved to Michigan, his name was Orvin Arnold Olson Eggen. He dropped the Olson when he came through Immigration. So our last name, Eggen, is my great grandmother's maiden name instead of Olson. My great grandmother's name was Gunner Eggen. She is buried in the cemetery in New Norway, Alberta as Gunner Olstad. We are also related by blood to the Olstads. My grandfather (Ole Olson Eggen) married a woman whose mother was an Olstad and the sister to the man who married Gunner Olson Eggen. My grandmother's maiden name was Negard. Back to the Eggen's. All I know about the Eggen's is that my greatgrandmother, Gunner Eggen, was related to a Lutheran Bishop from New York City, whose name was Eggen, and he died in the late 1800s or early 1900s. Anyone know about this Lutheran Bishop Eggen? Must have been well known, because when he died, members of the Royal family in Norway came to his funeral in NYC.
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aeron eggen 4 Jan 2001 11:53PM GMT 
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MLEggen 2 Apr 2011 6:59PM GMT 
Eggen's from Canada 27 Feb 2001 2:03PM GMT 
Donald A. Eggen 2 Jul 2002 1:44AM GMT 
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