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Waage Family Genealogy

a branch of Penny's Genealogy Pages

This is the genealogy of my great-grandmother Stella Waage's family. Stella Elmira Waage was born on the 19th of April 1900 to John and Ida (Wicks) Waage.  Her grandparents were Endre and Serena (Johnsdatter) Waage and Haktor and Madala (Wicks) Wicks.

On the 8th of November 1922, Stella married Norman S. Jorenby.  They had 10 children, 7 sons and 3 daughters.  Stella passed away on the 22nd of December 1983 in Volga, Brookings  county, South Dakota.

Ancestral Summary    Locations of Interest    Photos     References

Ancestral Summary

WAAGE: Endre Waage is from the Haugesund, Rogaland, Norway area. Only GG grandfather John and one sister, Ingeborg Marie came to the United States. Ingeborg Marie immigrated in 1888.  John immigrated in 1889 and was naturalized in 1902. 

JOHNSDATTER: not yet researched

WICKS: The Haktor Wicks family is being researched now (2-5-2011).

WICKS: The Madala Wicks family is from the Skanevik, Norway area.  The family is descended from the early Kings of Norway.

Locations of Interest

State County Surnames References
Iowa Hamilton Waage, Wicks  
  Story Waage, Wicks Story County
Minnesota Kanduyoh Johnson  
  unknown Johnson  
South Dakota Brookings Waage, Wicks, Ziegler Brookings County
  Hanson Waage  


Country Area Surnames References
Norway Hordaland Wicks  
  Rogaland Waage  


  • Photo of an unidentified couple found in Stella's family tree books. Do you recognize this couple?


Stella's family files - in the possession of my grandmother.

In Memory of
Stella E. Waage

19 Apr 1900 - 22 Dec 1983

Stella Jorenby