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Gulbrand Endresen Lunde was born in 1785 on the Skagneseie farm in Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. He was the son of Endre Gulbrandsen Aaset Lunde & Marit Olsdatter Blakstvedt
Kari Amundsdatter Skagens (or Lindaasen Hoghaug) was born in 1786 in Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. She was the daughter of

THE FAMILY OF GULBRAND ENDRESEN LUNDE & KARI AMUNDSDATTER SKAGNES

Gulbrand Endresen Lunde & Kari Amundsdatter Skagnes

Gulbrand Endresen Lunde & Kari Amundsdatter Skagnes (Listed by Nils Elsrud as Kari Amundsdatter Lindaasen Hoghaug ) were married on October 18, 1812 at the Viker Church, Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. Gulbrand & Kari had 7 children. Gulbrand Endresen Lunde died on March 13, 1862 in Guttebraaten, Lunde, Ådal, Buskerud, Norway. Kari emigrated to the USA to join some of her children who were there, and she died in the USA about 1865. All of the children in this family (with the possible exception of Kirsti) had emigrated from Norway to America by 1870. Some of the descendants from this line who emigrated to the USA used the last name Lunde and others used Gulbrandson ("americanized" to Gilbertson)
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The Children of Gulbrand Endresen Lunde & Kari Amundsdatter Skagnes

Endre GulbrandsonEndre Gulbrandson was born on December 4, 1812 on the Oimoen or Guttebraaten farm, Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. He was baptised on January 23, 1813 in the Viker Church, Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. Endre married Marit Hansdatter Gravli on October 18, 1840 at the Viker Church, Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway and they had 8 children, all born between 1841-1849 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. 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. They are 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.
The Family of Endre Gulbrandson & Marit Hansdatter Gravli
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Photo of Endre & Marit Gulbrandsen
Photo of Marit (Hansdatter Gravli) Gulbrandson with cousins Else Lunde & Kjersti Modalen
Amund Gulbrandsen LundeAmund Gulbrandsen Lunde was born on April 19, 1816 in Guttebraaten, Lunde, Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. He was baptised on April 22, 1816 in the Viker Church, Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. Amund married Sigrid "Sarah" Ostensdatter Strommen in on July 27, 1842 in Sor Aurdal, Oppland, Norway. They had 4 children, all born between 1843-1851 on the Nilsebraatan farm, Sor Aurdal, Oppland, Norway. (Sarah was also born on this farm.) Amund emigrated with his family to America in 1852, probably traveling with his brother Endre. The family is listed on the 1860 & 1870 censuses of Wilmington (Post Office Spring Grove), Houston Co., MN. Sarah died in 1875, and Amund was married second in 1877 to Antonette Wilhelmsatter Seirstadeje, who was the oldest sister of his grandson's wife. (At the time of this marriage, Amund was age 61 and Antonette was age 30.) Amund & Antonette had one more daughter. They are listed on the 1880 & 1900 census of Wilmington Twp, Houston Co., MN. Amund Gulbrandson Lunde died in 1906 in Wilmington, Houston Co., MN. Antonette is listed as widowed and head of household on the 1910 census of Wilmington Twp, Houston Co., MN. Amund was the grandfather of Pastor Amund Lunde of Great Falls, Montana. Pastor Lunde baptised all of the children of Percy Brees & Cornelia Lunde.
Ole Gulbrandsen LundeOle Gulbrandsen Lunde Guttebraaten was born on October 9, 1818 in Guttebraaten, Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. He was baptised on October 31, 1818 in the Viker Church, Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. Ole never married. He was listed as having the occupation "Fiskegarnsbinder" on the 1865 census of Norway. He emigrated to America before 1880, and is listed as age 61 and single in the household of his brother Nels on the 1880 census of Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN. (His oldest brother Endre was one of the first permanent settlers of Hayward.) Ole Gulbrandsen Lunde Guttebraaten died in 1892, probably in Freeborn Co., MN.
Gulbrand Gulbrandsen LundeGulbrand Gulbrandsen Lunde was born on May 6, 1821 in Guttebraaten, Aadal, Buskerud, Norway. He was baptised on June 3, 1821 in the Viker Church, Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. Gulbrand married Anne Andersdatter Putten about 1843 in Norway and they had 10 children. The family emigrated from Norway to America about 1862. They are listed on the 1870 census of Preble, Fillmore Co., Minnesota. Gulbrand Gulbrandsen Lunde died on June 06, 1878 in Houston Co., MN. Anne died in 1914 in North Dakota.
The Family of Gulbrand Gulbrandsen Lunde & Anne Andersdatter Putten
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Maria Gulbrandsdatter LundeMaria Gulbrandsdatter Lunde was born on October 12, 1823 in Guttebraaten, Aadal, Buskerud, Norway. She was baptised on October 26, 1823 in the Viker Church, Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. Maria married John Dammen on October 20, 1850 at the Viker Church, Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway, and they had 10 children. The family emigrated from Norway to America in 1870. They are listed on the 1880, 1900 & 1910 censuses of Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN, with John's occupation listed as Farmer. In 1910 both John & Maria were age 86. I do not find either of them on the 1920 census at this time. Maria Gulbrandsdatter Lunde Dammen died after 1910, probably before 1920 in Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN.
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Kirsti Guldbrandsdatter LundeKirsti Guldbrandsdatter Lunde was born on March 6, 1826 in Guttebraaten, Aadal, Buskerud, Norway. She was baptised on March 19, 1826 in the Viker Church, Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. Kirsti married Alf Toresen Lerberg on November 18, 1851 at the Viker Church, Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. Kirsti died on December 3, 1873, either in Norway or the USA.
Nels GulbrandsonNels Gulbrandson was born on August 31, 1828 in Guttebraaten, Aadal, Buskerud, Norway. He was baptised on June 3, 1821 in the Viker Church, Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway. Nels married Guri Endersdatter Aasetbraaten on July 20, 1851 at the Viker Church, Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway, and they had 6 children. The family emigrated from Norway to America in June 1866. They lived in Iowa Co., Wisconsin for three years, then moved in 1869 to Minnesota. They are listed on the 1870 census of Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN, next to the family of Nels' older brother Endre and also Peder Lunde. At that time Nels' occupation was listed as Farm Laborer. Nels is listed with his family on the 1880 & 1900 censuses of Albert Lea, Freeborn Co., MN, occupation Farmer. Nels Gulbrandson died on December 06, 1909 in Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN. Guri died on March 10, 1920 in Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN. Nels & Guri are both buried in the Hayward Lutheran Church Cemetery, Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN.
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