My mother's family is from northern Minnesota, but I've traced some of my grandmother's travels, from Roome, to Effie, to Bemidji, to Minneapolis, to Fargo, N.D. & other areas.
Her name was: Elsie Marie Jensen born Jan. 1900 in Eldrin or Roome Township, Polk County, MN. Her parents were Bertel Jensen from Itasca, MN. (born 1847-1936 or 38) & was Danish or Norwegian; and Marie Anderson (1864-1918) of Erskine, Woodside Township, MN was Swedish. Her family was possibly from the Stockholm area. My great aunts & Uncles were: Emma, Bertel Jr., Ole, & Oscar Jensen. I know my Mom had cousins in Minnesota, and one of her aunts or uncles moved to Florida in their later years. I would love to connect with their children, my 3rd & 4th cousins.
My grandmother, Elsie married Elmer Leonard Nystrom of Mason, Wisc. in 1922. My Mom, Geradine Marie Nystrom was born in 1923. Elmer disappeared from their lives by 1925. Elsie later (1949) married a German farmer, John Chyzyk then of Valley City, N.D. They later lived in Fargo, N.D. until Johnny died.
The paninting included with the photographs is one Elsie painted of oner of her nieces, my Mom's cousin. I don't know her name.
If you have any information about our family, please contact me. Thank you.