Notes for Ingeborg "Isabel" Gilbertson Vatsvog
State census Newburg Twp, Fillmore Co., Minnesota (lists only names and sex)
Gilbert Gilbertson -male
Elizabeth -female - is this Isabel??
census Preble, Fillmore Co., Minnesota
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
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
T.C..........................7 female....Minn........Norway......Norway (this is Matilda/Tillie)
Where is Mary, age 12?? Did she die? Is she the same person as Isabel??
aft 1886 - married Jorgen M. Vatsvog
1894 - Ingeborg died
abt 1898 - Jorgen was remarried to Louisa in McHenry Co., North Dakota
1930 census Twp 157, McHenry
Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002
Name: Jorgen M. Vatsvog
Death Date: 22 Oct 1931
Death County: Ramsey
State file number: 025131
Certificate Number: 025131
Certificate Year: 1931
Record Number: 602271
From: Vivian Gullickson White [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, March 26, 2007 12:14 PM
To: Kari Northup
Subject: The Mary Mystery
In a message dated 29.1.07 9:19:56 AM, email@example.com writes:
<< Hi Dennis:
1. There was no Mary Gilbertson/Lunde; Mary on 1870 census was most likely Ingeborg.
I've attached a copy of the 1870 Census for you with Mary, what do you think?
Gilbert 50 - Gulbrand Lunde
Ann 48 - Ann Putten
Andrew 18 - Ok for Andrew
Ole 16 - OK for Ole
Ellen 10 - must be error by census taker and this is Elling, my great-great grandfather
Isabel 13 - I figured this must be Ingebor as she was born 1857
Mary 7 -
Matilda 3 - must be Tillie/Tilda
had a limited time to count people in Fillmore County. He spoke English, but he
had to gather information from people who spoke Norwegian, German, Swedish, etc.
He would knock on a door and whoever was home would provide the information ---could
be a child, a hired man, or if no one was home, he asked a neighbor. I think they
were paid by the number of people they counted. Inger Marie was never with the
family even though she was not married until about 1876. She could have been the
7 year old Mary in 1870 and the age was
wrong. Several other ages were wrong as well. Isabel was listed as 13 in 1870, but in 1875 she was 11 years old when the census was taken by Henry Ellingson who spoke Norwegian.
In 1870 the next family counted after Gilbert Gilbertson was Christian and Betsy Iverson. He was Christian Iverson (Hauske) born 13 Feb 1828 on Rennesøy, came to U.S. 1853, single. She was Berthe Karine Aslagsdtr. Hauske, born 20 May 1828 on Finnøy, came to U.S. 1855, single. He was a half brother of your Lars Larson Hauske, she was a sister of Rasmus A. Houske who married Kari G. Lunde. In 1870 Christian was 40, Betsy 35, both born in Norway. Listed below them are Samuel 19, Mary 16, Christopher 15, and Christian 15 --all born in Norway ---I have no idea who they were as they are only mentioned on that census report and they could not have been children of the family! Next are listed three children born in Minnesota who were their children: Andrew 12, Edward 11, and Daniel 9. Missing are Syvert (Daniel's twin brother), and Ellen, 2 yrs.
The 1860 census for Fillmore Co. is much worse.
I finally located the Gilbertson family in 1865 --they were listed in Newburg Township, which may not necessarily mean they lived there as the census taker may have strayed over the border. The 1865 Minn. census only lists names and sex. It reads Gilbert Gilbertson -male, Ann -female, Gilbert -male, Andrew -male, Ole -male, Ellin -male, Caroline -female, Ann -female, Elizabeth -female.
Caroline was Kari, and Elizabeth was Ingebor-Isabel. Ellin was of course Elling. The census was taken in June and Kirsti was not born until December.
Ingeborg-Isabel Lunde was married to Jørgen M. Vatsvog b. Sept 1868 in Nerstrand parish, Rogaland, to U.S. 1886, and married 2nd ca. 1898 Louisa _?_ in McHenry Co., N.Dakota. If there were children in the first marriage, I have not found them.