Notes for Nels Gulbrandson
Nils born August 31, 1828 in Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway
Niels Gulbrandson Lundeeie, son of Gulbrand Lundeeie & Kari Amundsdatter Lundeeie was confirmed at age 17 in 1844 in the Viker Church, Norway
Came to America in 1867
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 Albert
Lea, Freeborn, Minnesota Page Number 90A
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Nels GULBRANDSON Self M Male W 52 NORWAY Farmer NORWAY NORWAY
Guri GULBRANDSON Wife M Female W 54 NORWAY Keeping House NORWAY NORWAY
Kari L. GULBRANDSON Dau S Female W 28 NORWAY At Home NORWAY NORWAY
Erick N. GULBRANDSON Son S Male W 25 NORWAY Farm Laborer NORWAY NORWAY
Gulbrand N. GULBRANDSON Son S Male W 22 NORWAY Farm Laborer NORWAY NORWAY
Torvald N. GULBRANDSON Son S Male W 16 NORWAY Farm Laborer NORWAY NORWAY
Marie N. GULBRANDSON Dau S Female W 13 NORWAY At Home NORWAY NORWAY
Ole N. GULBRANDSON Son S Male W 11 WI At Home NORWAY NORWAY
O.G. GULBRANDSON Brother S Male W 61 NORWAY NORWAY NORWAY
John H. HALVORSON Other S Male W 17 NORWAY Farm Laborer NORWAY NORWAY
census Albert Lea, Freeborn Co., MN
Nels Gulbrandson, head, August 1828, age 71, md 49 yrs, Norway/Norway/Norway, imm 1867, in US 33 years, farmer
Guri, wife, Oct 1826, age 73, md 49 yrs, 6 births, 5 surviving, Norway/Norway/Norway, imm 1867, in US 33 years
Erik N., son, Sept 1853, age 46, single, Norway/Norway/Norway, imm 1867, in US 33 years, farm laborer
Thorwald N., son, January 1862, age 38, single, Norway/Norway/Norway, imm 1867, in US 33 years, farm laborer
Ole N., son, April 1869, age 31, single, Wisconsin/Norway/Norway, farm laborer
Gustina M. Rushfelt, granddaughter, July 1883, age 16, servant
Edgar H. Rushfelt, grandson, July 1895, age 4
Nora Gustine Johnson, granddaughter, Jan 1888, age 12, at school
Nels, Erik & Thorwald all listed as Naturalized
Sent: Monday, August 09, 2004 8:37 PM
Subject: Gulbrandson #3
December 8, 1909
At his home on section twenty five, Hayward township, otherwise known as the "Juglands" last Monday night at about eleven o'clock occurred the death of Mr. Nels Gulbrandson. The cause of death was a stroke of paralysis suffered by deceased on Friday night of last week from which he failed to rally. Dr. Nannestad the attending physician did everything possible to relieve the sufferer but the struggle against death was futile.
Mr. Gulbrandson was born in Norway on August 31st 1828, the youngest in a family of seven children. He came to this country in 1866, settling in Wisconsin where he remained for three years, removing in 1869 to this county and locating on the farm on which he died and which belonged to his nephew the late Gilbert Gulbrandson and which he had worked through all the years of his lfe here. The funeral will be held at the residence and at the church in Hayward at two o'clock in afternoon. Rev. O.H. Smeby will officiate and the remains will be laid to rest in the Hayward cemetery. The deceased is survived by four sons, one daughter and his faithful wife to all of whom the sympathy of a large circle of friends is extended in this their hour of sorrow and bereavement.
1910 census Albert
Lea, Freeborn Co., MN
Guri Gulbrandsen, head, age 83, widowed, 6 births, 5 surviving, Norway/Norway/Norway, imm 1866, Farmer, General farm
Thorvald, son, age 48, single, Norway/Norway/Norway, imm 1866, Farm laborer
Ole, son, age 43, single, Wisconsin/Norway/Norway, Farm laborer
Gustava M Rushfeldt, granddaughter, age 26, Minnesota/Norway/Norway, Hired girl, farm
Edgar H. Rushfeldt, grandson, age 14, Minnesota/Norway/Norway
Freeborn County Times Enterprise
March 17, 1920
Mrs. Nels Gulbrandson
After a long illness, Mrs. Nels Gulbrandson passed away March 10th at 2:15 o'clock pm at the home of two of her sons, Erick and Thorvald, south of the city. She was born at Nesse, Aadalen, Norway, October 15, 1826.
Her maiden name was Guri Endreson. On July 20th, 1851 she was united in marriage to Nels Gulbrandson of Nesse, Aadalen, Norway. He passed away December 6, 1909 at the age of 81 years, 3 months and 6 days.
Coming to America they first settled in Iowa county, Wisconsin in June, 1866. In the year 1869 they moved to Freeborn county, Minn., spending the summer at Endre Gulbrandson's of Hayward. In the fall they moved on what is known as the Banker Gulbrandson's farm, living there for fifty-one years.
In the early days while that farm was wilderness grown with timber, she with her husband and chidlren spent many a day of hard labor working the land into fields for grain. She was a woman, that was never too proud to work. She was always doing favors and good deeds to her neighbors for she was a woman with a tender heart. She was a true believer in the Holy Spirit of God. THere were born to them, 6 children, Kari, who was married to Joseph Rushfeldt, died March 4, 1898. Those living are Gilbert Gulbrandson of Albert Lea, Ole Gulbrandson and Mannie Festad of Hayward and Thorvald and Erick at home.
She also leaves to mourn her death, one sister, Mrs. A. Amundson of Hayward, 16 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and many friends. At the time of her death she was 93 years, 4 months and 25 days old.
The funeral services were conducted March 13th at 12 o'clock at the home and 2 o'clock at the Hayward Lutheran Church.
Rev. A.J. Lee of Glenville officiated. The casket was sadly lowered beneath the sod, among the beautiful floral offerings. We bid our last farewell to her our beloved mother. Those who attended the funeral were many.