Sisters Emma Johnson, left, Karn Johansdatter Broste, and Anna Johnson, far right, with their mother, immigrant Gullow Andersdatter Stavem, in the center. The other woman is not identified. Anna Johnson, my grandmother, married John Lee, and her sister, Emma, married his brother, George Lee. Photo was taken in the early 1900s.
Karn Johansdatter Broste and her sisters Julia and Emma Johnson, standing, and Anna Johnson seated. Karn, the only sister born in Norway, married Syver Bjorlie and lived in North Dakota. Julia married Ole Moen. Photo was taken in the early 1900s.
Johan Eilofsen Broste
Father of Anna Johnson
Emma Johnson and daughter Glenda Lee
Andrew Johnson, brother of Anna Johnson and her three sisters, and his wife, Clara Ouren. The Johnsons farmed in Albin Twp.
Emma Brude and her husband, Alfred Ouren
Above: Marriage of Julia Johnson and Ole Moen
Right: Julia with daughter Grace and sister Emma
The five sons of Karn Johansdatter Broste and Syver Bjorlie, who farmed near Pekin, ND. R-L: John, Olaf, Gilbert, Henry and Carl, all born between 1885 and 1903.
Marie and Anna Brude, daughters of Lars Andersen Brude and Ingeborg Bjorneberg, in 1910. Marie, Anna, Emma, Marit, Julia, Ronnaug and Lena Brude were sisters.
Kylling farm house on display at Romsdalsmuseet in Molde
My great-great-grandfather, Anders Andersen Kylling, born in 1807 at the Kylling farm in Romsdalen, fathered two families, both of which emigrated to southern Minnesota. My great-grandmother, Gullow Andersdatter Stavem, left in 1871 with her husband, Johan Eiløfsen Brøste, one daughter, two sons, and several brothers and sisters. They settled near Lake Hanska in Brown County. Shortly after the death of his first wife, in 1859, my great-great-grandfather married Lisbet Olsdatter Brøste. After his death, she and several children emigrated in 1883, settling first in Rapidan, near Mankato.
Marit Brude and husband Anton Torgrimson
My great-uncle, Lars Andersen Brude, and his wife, Ingeborg Fredericksdatter Bjorneberg, both immigrants from Romsdalen who also settled near Lake Hanska. Lars was a brother of my great-grandmother, Gullow Andersdatter Stavem. The Brude sisters and one brother, pictured above, were among their 10 children.