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John Christianson was the son of Christian Johnson & Ingeborg Johnsdatter Tollefsrud
Anne Nilsdatter Viker was the daughter of Nils Hanson Rustand Viker & Kari Thorsdatter Viker

THE FAMILY OF JOHN CHRISTIANSON & ANNE NILSDATTER VIKER:

John Christianson & Anne Nilsdatter Viker

John Christianson & Anne Nilsdatter Viker were married on October 18, 1847 in the Viker Church, Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. They had 6 children. The family is listed on the 1865 census of the Skalet farm, Sondre Aurdal, Oppland, Norway. John & Anne emigrated to America in 1884 along with their daughter, Gunhild Maria. Several of their sons had already gone ahead of them; only one of their children (Johan) stayed in Norway. John & Anne are listed on the 1900 census of Hubbard, Polk Co., MN, living next to the family of their married son Nils Johnson Skalet. John Christianson died November 3, 1905 in Nielsville, Polk Co., MN. Anne Nilsdatter Viker Christianson died July 22, 1906 at the home of her daughter Karen in Nielsville, Polk Co., MN. Both are buried in the St. Petri Cemetery.
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The Children of John Christianson & Anne Nilsdatter Viker:

Christian Johnson SkaletChristian Johnson Skalet was born on January 04, 1849 on the Skalet farm in Sondre Aurdal, Oppland, Norway. He is listed with his parents at age 17 on the 1865 census of the Skalet farm, Sondre Aurdal, Oppland, Norway. Christian & his brother Nils emigrated from Norway in 1873, settling in Houston Co., MN, where they were engaged in farming and carpenter work. They are both listed on the 1875 census of Houston Co., MN. In 1877 they came by oxen and covered wagon in a caravan to the Nielsville, Polk Co., MN area. Christian is listed in the household of Nils & his family on the 1880 census of Vineland, Polk, MN. He is listed on the 1900 census of Hubbard, Polk Co., MN. Christian married Gurina "Gertie" Helland about 1905 in Polk Co., MN, and they had 2 sons. At the time of their marriage, Christian was about age 56 and Gertie was about age 19. The family is listed on the 1910 census of Hubbard, Polk Co., MN. They are listed on the 1920 census of Scandia, Polk Co., MN. Christian Johnson Skalet died about 1926 in Nielsville, Polk Co., MN. Gurina died June 11, 1969 at the Pioneer Home in Erskine, Polk Co., MN. Gurina was married second to Peder Thorson, about 1927 in probably Polk Co., Minnesota. Peder & Gurina are listed with the Skalet sons on the 1930 census of Hubbard, Polk, Minnesota. Gurina died on June 11, 1969 in Erskine, Polk, Minnesota. She is listed as Gurina Thorson on the Minnesota Death Index.
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Nils Johnson SkaletNils Johnson Skalet was born on September 15, 1851 on the Skalet farm in Sondre Aurdal, Oppland, Norway. He is listed with his parents at age 15 on the 1865 census of the Skalet farm, Sondre Aurdal, Oppland, Norway. Nils & his brother Christian immigrated from Norway to America in 1873, and they settled first in Houston Co., MN. Nils married Berthe Iversdatter Klubberud on December 22, 1873 in Black Hammer Twp, Houston Co., MN and they had 10 children. They are listed on the 1875 state census of Houston Co., MN. Nils & Berthe moved from Houston to Polk Co., MN about 1877, and they are listed on the 1880 census of Vineland, Polk, MN, with Nils' brother Christian also in the household. The family is listed on the 1900 census of Hubbard, Polk Co., MN. Nils Johnson Skalet died on December 15, 1902 at the Brekke Farm in Hubbard Twp (Nielsville), Polk Co., MN. Berthe also died there on May 01, 1929
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Ole Johnson SkaletOle Johnson Skalet was born on March 25, 1854 on the Skalet farm in Sondre Aurdal, Oppland, Norway. He is listed with his parents at age 12 on the 1865 census of the Skalet farm, Sondre Aurdal, Oppland, Norway. I have not found the family on the 1875 Norway census at this time. Ole married Olava Olsdatter on April 14, 1879 at Begnadalen, Sor Aurdol, Valdres, Oppland, Norway and they had 6 children. Ole & Olava immigrated with their family to America in 1886 and settled in Polk Co., MN. They are listed on the 1900, 1910 & 1930 censuses of Hubbard, Polk Co., MN. Ole Johnson Skalet died on August 10, 1934 in Polk Co., MN. Olava died on March 24, 1937 in Nielsville, Polk Co., MN.
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Johan Johnson Skalet Roen RustoJohan Johnson Skalet Roen Rusto was born on January 10, 1857 on the Skalet farm in Sondre Aurdal, Oppland, Norway. He is listed with his parents at age 9 on the 1865 census of the Skalet farm, Sondre Aurdal, Oppland, Norway. I have not found the family on the 1875 Norway census at this time. Johan married Kari Thorstensdatter Sorflatbrotin Rustoe on August 29, 1880 at Bagn Kirke, Sor Aurdal, Oppland, Norway, and they had 5 children. Johan was the only Skalet that did not migrate to American. He was given the name Rustoe when he moved into another valley in Norway where his wife lived. The family is listed on the 1900 census of the Rustoen farm, Sor Aurdals, Oppland, Norway. Kari died about 1923. Germans invaded Johan's home in the early 1940's; they sent his horses to Germany and butchered his other stock. Johan Johnson Skalet died on January 26, 1944 in Valdres, Sondre Aurdal, Norway.
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Karen Torine Johnsdatter SkaletKaren Torine Johnsdatter Skalet was born on February 12, 1860 on the Skalet farm in Sondre Aurdal, Oppland, Norway. She is listed with her parents at age 6 on the 1865 census of the Skalet farm, Sondre Aurdal, Oppland, Norway. I have not found the family on the 1875 Norway census at this time. Karen married John Adolph Pederson Skalet Kunkel on April 9, 1882 at Begnadalen, Sor Aurdal, Oppland, Norway and they had 10 children. They emigrated from Norway to America in 1883, and settled in Polk Co., MN. The family is listed on the 1900 & 1910 censuses of Hubbard, Polk Co., MN. Karen is listed as having 9 births with 9 surviving in 1900, and as having 10 births with 10 surviving in 1910. John died on May 19, 1918 in Nielsville, Polk Co, MN. Karen Skalet is listed as head of household & widowed on the 1920 census of Hubbard, Polk Co., MN, and also on the 1930 census of Nielsville, Polk Co., MN. Karen Torine Johnsdatter Skalet Pederson died on December 27, 1937 in Nielsville, Polk Co., MN. John & Karen both had the last name Skalet on all census records, but some of their sons later went by the last name Kunkel.
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Maria Gunhild Johnsdatter SkaletMaria Gunhild Johnsdatter Skalet was born on November 18, 1863 on the Skalet farm in Sondre Aurdol, Oppland, Norway. She is listed with her parents at age 3 on the 1865 census of the Skalet farm, Sondre Aurdal, Oppland, Norway. I have not found the family on the 1875 Norway census at this time. She emigrated with her parents to America in 1884. Maria married Anton Larson Aamold in Minnesota in abt 1890 and they had 9 children. They lived lived at north east of Fosston, Polk Co., MN by Cross Lake. The family is listed on the 1900 census of Queens Twp., Polk Co., MN. Maria Gunhild Viker Aamold died in 1901 in Queens Twp., Polk Co., MN from pneumonia. The children were scattered among relatives. Anton remarried Mrs. Julia Berg on Dec 7, 1904 and he took a homestead at Outlook, Sask., Canada. He moved there his son John; daughters Alma & Clara also moved up there later. Anton died in 1931.
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