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Christianson Family Genealogy

a branch of Penny's Genealogy Pages

This is the genealogy of my great-grandmother Irene Christianson's family. Irene Manilla Christianson was born on the 30th of March 1918 to Martin B. and Ingeborg T. (Singsaas) Christianson.  Her grandparents were Bore and Johanna (Freedlund) Christianson and Thore M. and Kari (Ingebritsdatter) Singsaas.

On the 6th of September 1936, Irene married Harold Luze.  They had three children, two sons and a daughter.  In 1970 Harold passed away.  On 20th of June 1976 she married F. Gordon Knutson.  Irene passed away on the 24th of March 2005 in Brookings, South Dakota.

Ancestral Summary    Locations of Interest    Photos     References

Ancestral Summary

CHRISTIANSON: Bore Christianson moved from Iowa and was one of the early settlers of Hendricks Township, Minnesota in 1877.


SINGSAAS: The Singsaas family is from the Singsaas Parish, Søndre Trondhjem, Norwary area.  Thore, Kari and five of the children came to America in 1890.  They arrived in Canby, Minnesota on the 6th of June. The first year they stayed with J.R. Ramlo.  In 1914 the family made their home in Hendricks, Minnesota.


Locations of Interest

State County Surnames References
Iowa   Christianson  
Minnesota Lincoln Christianson, Ramlo, Singsaas, Wigen  
South Dakota Brookings Christianson  
  Deuel Christianson  


Country Area Surnames References
Norway Singsaas Parish, Søndre Trondhjem Christianson, Singsaas  




  • Sodbusters, Sunbonnets, & Singsaas Immigrants
  • Letter from Erwin & Rae Christianson containing family history reports from Rita Hess

In Memory of
Irene M. Christianson

30 March 1918 - 24 March 2005

Irene (Christianson) Luze - Knutson