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Endre Gulbrandson was born on December 04, 1812 on the Oimoen farm in Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. He was the son of Gulbrand Endresen Lunde & Kari Amundsdatter Skagnes
Marit Hansdatter Gravli was born on September 2, 1814 in Norway. She was the daughter of Hans Haagensen Oustad & Gonor Weggersdatter Gravli. Marit's grandparents were Wegger Olsen Gravli & Else Larsdatter Skarud, and she was raised by her Uncle & Aunt Ole Weggersen Gravli & Ragnhild Olsdatter Lindelien

THE FAMILY OF ENDRE GULBRANDSON & MARIT HANSDATTER GRAVLI

Endre Gulbrandson &
Marit Hansdatter Gravli
Endre Gulbrandson & Marit Hansdatter Gravli were married on October 18, 1840 at the Viker Church, Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway and they had 8 children. The first six children were born between 1841-1852 on the Hvalsie/Granum farm in Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. The family emigrated from Norway to America in 1852, arriving in Quebec and traveling by canal boat to Wisconsin, where they settled for a few years before moving to Minnesota in 1856. Endre was one of the first permanent settlers of Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN, along with Peder Lunde & Else Gravli. (Else Gravli was the first cousin of Endre's wife Marit Hansdatter Gravli.) The family is listed on the 1857 state census of Twp 102, Freeborn, Minnesota. The family is listed on the 1860, 1870 & 1880 censuses of Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN, with Endre's occupation listed as Farmer. Endre Gulbrandson died on March 27, 1886 in Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN. Marit died on February 21, 1898 in Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN. Endre & Marit are both buried in the Hayward Cemetery, Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN.
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The Children of Endre Gulbrandson & Marit Hansdatter Gravli:

Gilbert GulbrandsonGilbert Gulbrandson was born on July 17, 1841 in Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. He emigrated with his parents to Wisconsin, USA in the spring of 1852 when he was age 10. He moved with his parents to Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN in 1856. He is listed as Gulbran Gulbranson, age 17, with his parents on the 1857 state census of Twp 102, Freeborn, Minnesota. Gilbert is listed with his parents on the 1860 & 1870 censuses of Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN. He was a Civil War veteran, serving from August 15, 1862 to May 17, 1863 when he was wounded at Black River Bridge, Mississippi. (He was pronounced dead on the field and left there, but was later found and carried to a hospital.) Gilbert married Christina Matiasdatter Anderson on July 19, 1875 in Freeborn Co., Minnesota, and they had 8 children. Gilbert started a Hardware business with his brothers Hans & Vegger, and then he became the first president of the First National Bank at Albert Lea. He also served as a Probate Judge in Freeborn Co., MN. The family is listed on the 1880 census of Albert Lea, Freeborn Co., MN with Gilbert's occupation listed as Banker. Gilbert Gulbrandson died on February 18, 1900 in Albert Lea, Freeborn Co., MN. Gilbert is buried in the Lakewood Cemetery, Albert Lea, Freeborn Co., MN. Christina is listed on the 1900 census of Albert Lea, Freeborn Co., MN as widowed and head of household. About 1904, Christina was remarried to Wegger Weggersen Gravli, who was a nephew of Else Gravli Lunde & "first cousin once removed" of Gilbert's mother Marit. Wegger & Christine are listed on the 1910 census of Albert Lea, Freeborn Co., MN, living next door to the household of Olaf & Nora (Gulbrandson) Rodli. Christina & Wegger returned to Norway, and she died there in 1918. After Christina's death, Wegger was married to Elise Kristine Wahl - at the time of their marriage Wegger was age 63 and Elise was age 29. Wegger & Elise had two daughters, born in 1925 & 1930. Wegger died in 1949 and Elise died in 1989.
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Gunnor "Julia" GulbrandsonGunnor "Julia" Gulbrandson was born on January 03, 1843 in Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. She emigrated with her parents to Wisconsin, USA in the spring of 1852 when she was age 9. She moved with her parents to Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN in 1856. She is listed as Gonor Gulbranson, male, age 14, with her parents on the 1857 state census of Twp 102, Freeborn, Minnesota.. She is listed in 1860 as Julia, age 17, and in 1870 as Julia, age 27, both in the household of her parents in Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN. Gunnor married Peter Hanson on December 29, 1873 and they had 7 children. The family is listed on the 1880 census of Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN. Gunnor "Julia" Gulbrandson Hanson died sometime between the birth of her last child in August 1885 and 1900, probably in Freeborn Co., MN . Peter is listed as widowed with the children on the 1900 census of Albert Lea, Freeborn Co., MN.
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Hans GulbrandsonHans Gulbrandson was born on September 9, 1844 in Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. He emigrated with his parents to Wisconsin, USA in the spring of 1852 when he was age 7. He moved with his parents to Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN in 1856. He is listed as Hans Gulbranson, age 13, with his parents on the 1857 state census of Twp 102, Freeborn, Minnesota. Hans is listed with his parents on the 1860 (age 15) & 1870 (age 26) censuses of Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN. Hans married Olive Elizabeth Nelson on July 4, 1878 in Freeborn Co., MN and they had 3 children. Hans was in the Hardware & Implement business in Albert Lea along with his brothers Hans & Gilbert. The family is listed on the 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 & 1930 censuses of Albert Lea, Freeborn Co., MN. Hans was of the Lutheran faith, and he bought and gave to the Lutherans the church that later became Our Savior's Lutheran in Albert Lea. Hans Gulbrandson died on June 19, 1931 in Albert Lea, Freeborn Co., MN. He was age 85 on the 1930 census, and still listed as Proprietor of a Hardware Store. Olive died on April 25, 1948 in Freeborn Co., MN.
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Vegger GulbrandsonVegger Gulbrandson was born on November 04, 1846 in Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. He emigrated with his parents to Wisconsin, USA in the spring of 1852 when he was age 5. He moved with his parents to Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN in 1856. He is listed as Veger Gulbranson, age 11, with his parents on the 1857 state census of Twp 102, Freeborn, Minnesota. He is listed as William, age 14 on the 1860 census, and Viger, age 23, on the 1870 census, both in the household of his parents in Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN. Vegger is listed by himself on the 1880 census of Albert Lea, Freeborn Co., MN, occupation Hardware Merchant. Vegger married Anne Marie Knudson about 1880 and they had 8 children. The family is listed on the 1900 census of Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN with Vegger's occupation listed as Farmer. Vegger was a partner in the Hardware business with his brothers Gilbert & Hans, and also was Vice President of the First National Bank in Hayward (his brother Gilbert was President). He also served as an Alderman for Albert Lea, and was active in preserving the history of Freeborn Co., MN. The family is listed on the 1910 census of Albert Lea, Freeborn Co., MN. Anne Marie died on June 27, 1919 in Freeborn Co., MN. Vegger is listed on the 1920 census of Albert Lea, Freeborn Co., MN. (Vegger is mistakenly listed as married on this census.). I do not find Vegger on the 1930 census. Vegger Gulbrandson died sometime after 1920, and probably before 1930 in Albert Lea, Freeborn Co., MN.
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Kari GulbrandsonKari Gulbrandson was born on October 29, 1849 in Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. She emigrated with her parents to Wisconsin, USA in the spring of 1852 when she was age 2. She moved with her parents to Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN in 1856. She is listed as Karee Gulbranson, male, age 8, with her parents on the 1857 state census of Twp 102, Freeborn, Minnesota. She is listed as Caroline, age 11, with her parents on the 1860 census of Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN. Kari married Lars Nielson Lunde about 1871 in Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN and they had 11 children. Lars and Kari were both Lunde descendants; Lars' father Nils was a half-brother of Peder Aslesen Lunde. Lars & Kari are listed with their family is listed on the 1880, 1900 & 1910 censuses of Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN. Lars died on March 30, 1917 in Freeborn Co., MN. Kari Gulbrandson Lunde died on May 10, 1941 in Freeborn Co., MN.
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Maria GulbrandsonMaria Gulbrandson was born on January 21, 1853 in Wisconsin. She moved with her parents to Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN in 1856. She is listed as Mary Gulbranson, age 5, with her parents on the 1857 state census of Twp 102, Freeborn, Minnesota. She is listed as Mary, age 7 on the 1860 census, and as Maria, age 17, on the 1870, census, both in the household of her parents in Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN. Maria married John Anderson and they had at least one daughter named Millie. The family is listed on the 1880 census of Albert Lea, Freeborn Co., MN with John's occupation listed as Wheat Buyer. Maria Gulbrandson Anderson died in 1885 in Freeborn Co., MN. I do not find her daughter Millie in 1900, although she may have married.
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Else Lugenie GulbrandsonElse Lugenie Gulbrandson was born on November 1854 in Wisconsin. She moved with her parents to Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN in 1856. She is listed as Elsie Gulbranson, age 3, with her parents on the 1857 state census of Twp 102, Freeborn, Minnesota. She is listed as Elsie L., age 5 in 1860, as Elsie, age 15 in 1870, and as Else, age 25 in 1880, all in the household of her parents on the census of Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN. Her father died in 1886 and her mother died in 1898. Else is listed as "Aunt" on the 1900 census of Antelope Valley, Deuel Co., South Dakota in the household of Gilbert Lunde (born 1875, son of Lars & Kari Gulbrandson Lunde.) Else is listed as being Single on all census records I have found for her. I do not find her on the 1910 census at this time. Else Lugenie Gulbrandson died sometime after 1900, and possibly before 1910.
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Edward GulbrandsonEdward Gulbrandson was born in February 1859 in Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN. He is listed with his parents in Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN on the 1860 (age 1), 1870 (age 11) and 1880 (age 21) censuses. Edward married Bertha Benson about 1898, and they had 2 children. The family is listed on the 1900 census of Hartland, Freeborn Co., MN with Edward's occupation listed as Farmer. Edward Gulbrandson died in 1900 in Freeborn Co., MN. He died the same year that his youngest child was born. Bertha is listed as widowed and head of household on the 1910, 1920 & 1930 censuses of Albert Lea, Freeborn Co., MN.
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