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Notes for Edward Gulbrandson

The Family of Endre Gulbrandson & Marit Hansdatter Gravli

1860 census Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN
Andrew Gilbransen (Endre), age 47, b. Norway
Maryett (Marit), age 46, b. Norway
Gilbran (Gulbrand), age 19, b. Norway
Julia (Gunner), age 17, b. Norway
Hans, age 15, b. Norway
William (Veggar), age 14, b. Norway
Caroline (Kari), age 11, b. Norway
Mary (Maria), age 7, b. Wisconsin
Elsie L. (Else), age 5, b. Wisconsin
Edward, age 1. b. Minnesota
Living next door to Peder & Else Lunde and family

1870 census Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN
Peter Lund, age 51, farmer, Real estate 3000, Personal Estate 900, b. Norway
Elsie, age 49, keeping house, b. Norway
Asle, age 24, b. Norway
Ole, age12, b. MN
Endre Gulbranson, age 57, farmer, Real estate 2000, Personal Estate 1000, b. Norway
Marit, age 55, keeping house, b. Norway
Gilbert, age 28, farmer, Real estate 3000, Personal Estate 300, b. Norway
Julia, age 27, lives at home, b. Norway
Hans, age 26, farmer, Real estate 1900, Personal Estate 250, b. Norway
Viger, age 23, farmer, Real estate 1900, Personal Estate 250, b. Norway
Maria, age 17, b. Wisconsin
Elsie, age 15, b. Wisconsin
Edward, age 11, b. Minnesota
Nils Gulbranson, age 42, farm laborer, Personal Estate 300, b. Norway
Gury, age 46, keeping house, b. Norway
Carrie, age 19, b. Norway
Erick, age 15, b. Norway
Gulbrand, age 12, b. Norway
Thorwald, age 8, b. Norway
Maria, age 4, b. Norway
Ole, age 1, b. Wisconsin

1880 United States Census Hayward, Freeborn, Minnesota Page Number 56A
Moriat GULBRANDSON Wife M Female W 65 NORWAY Keeps House NORW NORW
Edward GULBRANDSON Son S Male W 21 MN Farm Labor NORW NORW
Mary MALQUIST Other S Female W 18 NORWAY Servant NORW NORW

1900 census Hartland, Freeborn Co., MN
Ed Gulbrandson, head, Feb 1858, age 41, md 2 yrs, Farmer
Bertha Gulbrandson, wife, Jan 1871, age 29, md 2 yrs, 1 birth, 1 surviving, Norway/Norway/Norway, imm 1890, in US 10 yrs
Marit, daughter, March 1899, age 1, MN/MN/Norway

1900 - Edward died

1910 census Albert Lea, Freeborn Co., MN
422 E. Fourth Street #191/212
Bertha Gulbrandson, head, age 39, widowed, 2 births, 2 surviving, Norway/Norway/Norway, imm 1894, Own Income
Marit, daughter, age 11, MN/MN/Norway
E. Stanton, son, age 9, MN/MN/Norway

1920 census Albert Lea, Freeborn Co., MN
422 E. Fourth Street #317/352
Bertha Gulbrandson, head, age 48, widowed, Norway/Norway/Norway, imm 1892
Merritt, daughter, age 20, MN/MN/Norway, Stenographer, Amer ? Co
Stanton, son, age 19, MN/MN/Norway, Merchant, Retail Grocery

1930 census Albert Lea, Freeborn Co., MN
Bertha Gulbrandson, head, age 58, widowed, age at first marriage - 26, Norway/Norway/Norway, imm 1892
Living with nephew Erick Bergum, age 25

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Sent: Saturday, August 31, 2002 9:36 PM
Subject: Gulbrandson

> Kari Northup,
> I wandered into and typed in Gulbrandson, and there in your site was my great grandfather, and may other names listed on the family tree picture I have.
> He is Edward Gulbrandson, and I think his father - Endre - was the member of my family to drop the Lunde surname. Edward's sister Kari married Lars Nielson Lunde, who was a Lunde cousin four generation removed. Edward died the year my grandfather, Edward Stanton, was born (1900).
> When my daughter was in school, one of her classmates was named Karissa Lunde, who turned out to be a granddaughter of Kari's. So my daughter and this girl are related in two ways. A friend of my other daughter, it turns out is also related somehow through Kari, but her grandfather is not being co-operative in clearing up names. I have to pursue that from some other direction.
> This family is largely from Hayward, MN, a very small farming town. There is a little cemetery there with LOTS of Gulbrandsons and Lundes there - including my grandparents. Many moved to Albert Lea, MN at some point.
> Gerri (Gulbrandson) Leonard
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Sent: Sunday, September 01, 2002 4:42 PM
Subject: Fwd: Gulbrandson

> My Grandfather had a huge brown toned copy of this family tree. We took it to a printer and had copies made. I love looking at it. The thing of it is, wherever there is a new spouse, that is another family line to follow. I don't have a lot on knowledge about the family. I have tried here and there. My grandfather was pretty quiet, and when I was old enough to ask, he was that much older. We have a couple of ancient photo albums with very little information on them. They most likely came from my g-grandmother (Bertha Bensen* Gulbrandson - *not sure about the spelling). The photos all seem to have been taken here in MN.
> My mom is the real family tree buff. She is working on her family the most. They immigrated here from Mexico in 1915, so most of the old info is far away. She has done a pretty good job though. Many people from both families came up, so there are many cousins with stories and memories that give starting points. And of course the Church down there has lists and lists. She has been making notes of my dad's family though, so she will for sure check out you site.
> Gerri Leonard