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Notes for Andrew Gilbertson

The Family of Gulbrand Gulbrandsen Lunde & Anne Andersdatter Putten

Andrew was a pioneer in Towner, North Dakota and worked as a banker and a rancher.

1865 State census Newburg Twp, Fillmore Co., Minnesota (lists only names and sex)
Gilbert Gilbertson -male
Ann -female
Gilbert -male
Andrew -male
Ole -male
Ellin -male
Caroline -female
Ann -female
Elizabeth -female

1870 census Preble, Fillmore Co., Minnesota
#1
Gilbert Gilbertson, age 55, farmer, b. Norway
Ann, age 48, keeping house, b. Norway
Andrew, age 18, b. Norway
Ole, age 16, b. Norway
Ellen, female, age 15, b. Norway (error, should be Elling, male, age 9)
Isabel, age 13, b. Norway (error, should be age 6 if it is Ingeborg. )
Ann, age 12, b. Norway
Mary, age 7, b. Minnesota (Is this Ingeborg or another daughter who died young???)
Matilda, age 3, b. Minnesota

1875 Minnesota Census, Preble, Fillmore, Minn.
#128......................Age.............Born.......Father b.. ...Mother b.
Gilbert Gilbertson.....54 male......Norway...Norway.......Norway
Anna A...................51 female...Norway...Norway.......Norway
Andrew...................23 male......Norway...Norway.......Norway
Elling......................14 male.......Norway...Norway......Norway
Ingebor...................11 female...Minn........Norway......Norway
T.C..........................7 female....Minn........Norway......Norway


1880

1900

1910 census Towner, McHenry Co., ND
#90
Andrew Gilbertson, age 58, single, Norway/Norway/Norway, imm 1858, naturalized, Banker
Annie, mother, age 87, widowed, md 60 yrs, 10 births, 5 surviving, Norway/Norway/Norway
Tilley Housker, sister, age 41, widowed, md 17 yrs, 2 births, 2 surviving, MN/Norway/Norway, House Keeper
Silley, niece, age 17, MN/MN/MN
Alford, nephew, age 9, MN/MN/MN

February 26, 1912 - Andrew married Alice Ness in Eureka, California

1920 census Towner, McHenry Co., ND
#90/94
Andrew Gilbertson, age 68, Norway/Norway/Norway, imm 1864, naturalized 1870, President, Bank
Alice, wife, age age 32, MN/Norway/Norway
Annie, daughter, age 6, ND/Norway/MN

Andrew died on January 22, 1929 in Towner, McHenry Co., ND.

1930

Alice died on February 23, 1954 in St. John's Hospital, Fargo, ND.

From: Vivian Gullickson White [mailto:vivian.white@telus.net]
Sent: Monday, March 26, 2007 12:07 PM
To: Kari Northup
Subject: Ole and Gilbert

A copy of an email from Dennis Spande.

Martin Ulvestad collected data on Norwegians in the U.S. and Canada in the 1890s-1900s. He published two large volumes in 1907 and 1913. The original was printed in Norwegian using Gothic script. A new edition appeared later, again in Norwegian but with the script we use today. The first volume is partially geographic, and notes the earliest settlers in the area, it also lists office holders, war veterns, etc., and covers churches, newspapers, etc. The second volume is a biographical dictionary with notation of if and where they are found in volume one.

Ulvestad, Martin. Nordmaende i Amerika, deres Historic og Rekord, vol 2.
Minneapolis, 1913, page 642:

"Gulbrandsen, +Gulbrand, emigrated from the Lunde farm, Aadelen, Ringerike, 1861; farmer near Riceford, Wis. [sic]. His son, Ole Gilbertson, pioneer-farmer near Towner, N.Dak., from 1884; also a business man; one of the organizers of McHenry Co., N.Dak., 1885; County commissioner 1885-1891; County cashier for four years; member of State legislature 1899-1900. Another son Andrew Gilbertson, banker in Towner, N. Dak."
-[my translation]

The cross after Gulbrand's name signifies he was deceased before publication. Ringerike was an area in Buskerud; the early settlers often gave their birth place this way. The Riceford, Wis., should have said Riceford, Minn. On census reports the children most often gave 1862 as the year of immigration. It could have been either year. The information most ikely was provided by Ole.

Helsin,
Dennis