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Lunde/Viker Land Records in Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN (Township 102, Range 20)

Original Peder Lunde land in Hayward 1861

May 10, 1861 - Bounty Patent. Land sold by Sar Yock-humiky, widow of Narto Rey. Narto Rey had been granted the land by the government because he had served as a Warrior in Captain Roderick's Company of Creek Volunteers in the Seminole War. The following land was transferred to "Peter Lund" (this is Peder Aslesen Lunde): the East half of the Northeast corner of Section 18 (80 acres), the Southeast quarter of the Southeast quarter of Section 7 (40 acres), and the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 8 (40 acres) in Township 102 (Hayward). Total of 160 acres. I assume Peder bought the land, but no price is listed on this document. The patent was not filed with the Freeborn County Courthouse until August 28, 1922. The seller's name also listed on document as La yock-hum-iky. Abraham Lincoln was president when this patent was granted. Peder settled in Hayward and built a house on Section 8 in 1856, so he probably farmed this land for 5 years before the patent was granted.

Asher Akers to Peder Lunde - Part of land in NE corner Section 8 1866 April 11, 1866 - Asher Akers & wife of Winneshiek Co., Iowa sold to Peder Lunde for $300 the following land: The South half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 8 in Township 102 (Hayward). This land was later owned by Peder's son Ole P. Lunde.
S. J. Coles to Peder Lunde - Part of land in NE corner Section 8 1871 November 18, 1871 - J. S. Coles & wife Eliza of Richmond Co., Georgia sold to Peder Lunde for $600 the following land: The North half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 8 in Township 102 (Hayward). This land was later owned by Peder's son Ole P. Lunde.
1874 Atlas Freeborn Co., MN 1874 1874 - From 1874 Atlas of Minnesota - Freeborn Co., showing Hayward and Moscow Townships. Hayward is where Peder & Else Lunde settled. They bought an inverted L shaped piece of land in 1861 that went to their oldest son Asle, and after his death to Asle's son Alfred. The short part of the "L" was in the southwest corner of Section 8, and their house was located in this section. Peder bought two more pieces of land in the northwest corner of Section 8 in 1866 & 1871 that went to his younger son, Ole P. Lunde. Ole later sold his land in Hayward and bought land in Moscow Township about 1896. Ole & his family moved to Moscow because that is where his father-in-law, Ole Nilson Viker had settled in 1891.
1878 Land Plat Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN 1878 1878 - Land plat of Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN. Highlighted areas are land owned by Peder Lunde and Endre Gulbrandson. Writing and markings by Atlanta Brees. Note that Peder owns two sections of land in Hayward - his original holdings are an inverted L shaped piece of land with 80 acres in Section 18, 40 in Section 7, and 40 in Section 8 (his house is on the part in Section 8). He also holds an additional 160 acres in the North East corner of Section 8 that he bought in 1866 & 1871. Peder and his neighbor Lysander Luce joked that one day the railroad would run between their homes, and when the railroad was built it actually did go between them. L. Lunde in same township is Lars Lunde, another Lunde descendant, as was his wife, Kari Lunde.
Peder & Else to Asle - Section 18 land. 1891 March 25, 1891 - Peder & Else Lunde sold to their son Asle Lunde for $1 the following land: The East half of the Northeast corner of Section 18 in Township 102 (Hayward). This land was part of Peder's original land in Hayward. Warranty Deed, filed at the Freeborn County Courthouse on July 20, 1914.
Peder & Else to Asle 1891 September 2, 1891 - Peder & Else Lunde sold to Asle Lunde for $1000 and an agreement to care in their old age. Land sold in this transaction was the East half of the Northeast corner of Section 18, the Southeast quarter of the Southeast quarter of Section 7, and the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 8 in Township 102 (Hayward). This land is the original land that Peder bought in Hayward. As Asle had already bought the land in Section 18 for $1 in March 1891, I'm not sure why it is included in this second land deed. Warranty Deed, filed at the Freeborn County Courthouse on September 5, 1891.

Contract between Peder & Else Lunde & sons:
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1891 September 2, 1891 - Contract between Peder & Else Lunde and their older son Asle & wife Gunhild and also younger son Ole & wife Ingeborg. The contract was to sell Peder's land for $2000 ($1000 each from Asle and Ole) and also included an agreement that Asle and Ole would care for Peder & Else in their old age. Peder died on September 29, 1891 in Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN. Asle died the next year from being kicked in the head by a horse. Asle's wife Gunhild died in 1896. In 1900 Else was living with Asle & Gunhild's children in the house on Peder's original land, but she was living with Ole & Ingeborg in Moscow, MN by 1905 and they cared for her until her death in 1908.
Transcript of Contract
    1891 September 29, 1891 - Peder Lunde died in Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN.
    1892 November 05, 1892 - Asle Lunde died from being kicked in the head by a horse. His land was inherited by his widow Gunhild Lunde.
1895 Hayward MN Land Plat 1895

1895 Land Plat of Hayward, Freeborn Co., MN. On September 2, 1891, Peder & Else Gravli Lunde had made a contract with their sons Asle & Ole & their wives - in exchange for care in her old age and $2000, they gave Asle Peder's original homestead and Ole the upper 80 acres plus another 80 acres. Peder died a few weeks later on September 29, 1891. Ole built a house on his land - his daughters Cornelia & Atlanta were both born there. He also donated the southeast corner of his land to the town of Hayward for a creamery. Asle died in 1892 & his wife Gunhild died in 1896, leaving Ole & Ingeborg to care for Elsie. In 1897 Ole sold his land and bought land in nearby Moscow, Freeborn Co., MN where his inlaws Ole & Margit Viker had settled. Else lived with Asle's young children on the original homestead for several years after Gunhild's death, but she then lived with Ole & Ingeborg until she died in 1908. Writing by Atlanta Brees.

    1896 October 22, 1896 - Gunhild Lunde died
Decree of Descent of Gunhild Lunde 1922 July 10, 1922 - Gunhild Lunde died without a will on October 22, 1896. This document states that it has been at least 5 years since her death, and no will has been filed in that time. It verifies who the heirs were (her children) for the land and property that were Gunhild's when she died. This paper decrees that the land (originial Peder Lunde land, above) is inherited equally by all 4 of Asle & Gunhild Lunde's children - Elsie, Florence, Palma & Alfred. Filed at the Freeborn County Courthouse on August 4, 1922. Under Norwegian custom the land was to pass down to the oldest son (Alfred) who was age 5 when his mother died. Neighbors helped farm the land until Alfred was 14 and able to farm it himself.
Elsie, Florence & Palma to Alfred 1922 July 24, 1922 - Elsie, Florence & Palma sold land (the original Peder Lunde land) to their brother Alfred Lunde for "$1, love and affection". Elsie & Palma were married at that time, so land was sold by Peder & Elsie Skaar and Florence Lunde of Freeborn Co., MN, and Ora & Palma Schultz of Stephenson Co., IL. Peder, Elsie & Florence appeared before a Notary in Freeborn Co., MN, and Ora & Palma appeared before a Notary in Jo Daviess Co., IL. Filed at the Freeborn County Courthouse on August 25, 1922.
Affadavit Asle Lund is Asle Lunde 1922 August 19, 1922 - Affadavit by T. V. Knatvold that Asle Lund and Asle Lunde on the Hayward land documents are one and the same person. Also verifies that Peder Lunde died on September 29, 1891 and that his widow Else Lunde died on May 10, 1908.
Probate document Alfred Lunde (Front) 1948 December 27, 1948 - Probate document for Alfred Lunde (front). States that Alfred died on July 1, 1948 in Freeborn Co., MN. Lists items in his estate including some company stocks, Savings Bonds, a Chevrolet automobile, 10 sheep, and half an interest in two stacks of hay. Also lists Real Esate holdings of Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 8 and Southeast quarter of the Southeast quarter of Section 7 in Township 102, Range 20 (Hayward, original Peder Lunde land).
Probate Document Alfred Lunde (Back) 1949 December 27, 1948 - Probate document for Alfred Lunde (back). Real estate holdings continued from front include Alfred's estate, including the land, was inherited by his widow, Marion (Frydenlund) Lunde. Alfred and Marion did not have any children.
Marion Lunde to Harry Kermes (front) 1951 March 1, 1951 - Alfred's widow Marion (Frydenlund) Lunde sold the land to Harry & Henrietta Kermes for $26,000. Land sold included the original Peder Lunde land plus an additional 6 acres in the Northwest quarter of the Northwest quarter of Section 17. There are 6 document stamps affixed to the deed, ranging in value from $10 to 20 cents.
Marion Lunde to Harry Kermes (back) 1951 March 1, 1951 - back of above document.