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Lars Larsen Lillestrand Family

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40. Louis Ferdinand Lillestrand

Received Mary Donohue of Hillside Cemetery:
A large, black marble monument is in Section H. Section K (west sideof road) is kitty-corner from H. Plot 61 is is mid-way north to south inthe section. In Section Q, to the south, a large marker for Bisset linesup with a row of trees that runs north to south in section K. Countingfrom the south, Louis is near the 3rd tree.
Name: Louis F. Lillestrand
Cemetery: Hillside Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN
Date Buried: 7 MAY 1952
Age: 73
Lot: SW1/4 61
Section: K
Grave: 1 (1'6"F)
Interment No.: 28838

From notes received from Earl Lillestrand, 7 AUG 2001: Louis was a stockmanager for General Metalware Company of Minneapolis. Woodworking washis life-long hobby.

Place of birth changed to Northwood, Worth County, IA from Mitchell, IAby Earl Lillestrand in note received 8 AUG 2001.

LILLESTRAND, LOUIS FERDINAND
CertID# 1952-MN-020568
Date of Death: 05/03/1952
County of Death: HENNEPIN

1910 Census
Lillistrand, Louis F.
Age: 32 // Gender: M // Race: W // Birthplace: IA
State: Minnesota // County: HENNEPIN // Locale: 4-WD MINNEAPOLIS
Series: T624 // Roll: 702 // Part: 1 // Page: 12B
Also listed: entry is confused as Louis and Madge are not listedconsecutively; Marie, Madge's sister, was living with Louis and Madge atthis time

1920 U.S. Census • Minnesota • Hennepin • Minneapolis • ED# 176
5 JAN 1920, H. B. Thomas, enumerator
p 2A, (Image 3 on Ancestry), lines 6-9, dwelling 18, family 30
(looks like 18th NE, near Jackson)
Lillestrand, Louis F. (Name is hard to read), head, 42 IA, parents bornNOR, stockman for a manufacturing co
Madge, wife, 36 MN, parents born IRE
Earl H., son, 2 MN
Bernice, dau., 1 MN

1930 U.S. Federal Census • Minnesota • Hennepin • Minneapolis (Districts1-250) • District 168 --Sheet 3A
Lillestrand, Louis F., 51 (Indexed under Lillistrand)
Also listed: wife, Madge; children, Earl and Bernice


Margaret Madge Powers

Name of mother from Earl H. Lillestrand, received 14 SEPT 2000.

Received Mary Donohue of Hillside Cemetery:
A large, black marble monument is in Section H. Section K (west sideof road) is kitty-corner from H. Plot 61 is in the fourth row of gravesfrom the eastern edge, about 2/3rds of the way down the row moving to thesouth.
Name: Margaret M. Lillestrand
Cemetery: Hillside Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN
Date Buried: 31 OCT 1967
Age: 89
Lot: SW1/4 61
Section: K
Grave: 2 (4'6"F)
Interment No.: 38743

Obituary courtesy of Hillside Cemetery (Minneapolis, Hennepin County,MN), received 15 JUN 2001:
Lillestrand, Margaret M., age 89, of 2710- Kyle Avenue No., formerly of928 18 1/2 Ave, NE, on Sunday. Beloved mother of Mrs. Randolph (Bernice)Gabrys, Lake Nebaaamon, Wisc. & Lt. Col. Earl H. Lillestrand, USMC,Springfield, Va., 2 granddaughters, Mrs. Donald Barros, Duluth, Minn.,Randy Gabrys , Lake Nebaaamon, Wisc., & great grandchild, Robbin Barros,Duluth. Services 9:15 a.m., Tuesday at the O. E. Larsen Chapel, 2801Central Ave., NE. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Tuesday, Ascension CatholicChurch, 1723 Bryant Ave. No. Interment Hillside Cemetery. Visitationafter 8 p.m. Monday. (last line(s) of notice cut off in copy received)


41. Karl Bernard Lillestrand

While some of the information found in the descendant listings for KarlLillestrand comes from the works of Lester and Maria Mondale and a followup from Earl H. Lillestrand (3 APR 2000), most of the information foundhere comes from individuals within this line of the family.Contributions of specific individuals has been referenced in the notesbelow.

From Earl H. Lillestrand, received 14 SEPT 2000: Karl Lillestrandreceived only 4 years of formal schooling, but became quite well-read.When he was a lad, a doctor friend of the family wanted to take Karl onas an apprentice, but his mother thought him too young to leave home.Karl worked as a farmer most of his life.

From Earl Lillestrand, 16 DEC 2001: Now as to Karl. I talked to Betty((Lillestrand) Daniels) yesterday. She wasn't aware until then that hedad wasn't in Minneapolis with the rest of the family. We know that for atime he homesteaded in Canada. It isn't known when he went to Canada,but he was there during WWI. This is a possible explanation of hisabsence. He was born in Bricelyn MN, Oct 17, 1880, and was 20 in 1900.

Gene Pool Records, Ancestry.com, accessed 21 SEPT 2000 gives place ofdeath as Lake Minnetonka, MN.

The following brief description of Karl Lillestrand was received from hisdaughter, Betty Daniels, 21 NOV 2000: "He was a very hard working man andhad a fruit farm and always had a large garden at the place at the lake(Lake Minnetonka) in Mound, MN. His education was limited, but he was sowell read and aware of everything. He realized the importance of a goodeducation and always encouraged us and was able to help us with ourschool work. He had Rheumatic Fever as a child which left him with a badheart. He died at the age of 59."

Summit Park (Cemetery) is a small cemetery on the eastern edge ofWayzata, Hennepin County, MN. The cemetery is on the south side of MN 12east of Long Lake. The graves of Karl (Lillestrand) and Elizabeth(Christensen Lillestrand Vant) are about 2/3 of the way up the hill alongthe road as it circles along the east side of the cemetery. The markeris in the second row from the road, and, with any luck, it is graced witha bleeding heart and day lillies (planted 3 JUN 2001) by Jody and DaveFilipi, Bob and Cheryl Leahy, and Mike, Marcia and Christian Regan.

DOD/Place of death taken from (verified using)
Minnesota Historical Society, Minnesota Death Certificates, 1908-1946,accessed 23 JUL 2001:
DOD: 18 AUG 1942
County of Death: Hennepin
Cert ID#: -MN-005657

1920 U.S. Census • Minnesota • Hennepin • Minneapolis • ED# 114
Minneapolis City, Precinct 5
18 JAN 1920, William Coralon (?) enumerator
p 10B (Image 20 on Ancestry), lines dwelling 171, family 250
(11th Street; dwelling with J. Karlson and family)
Lillestrand, Karl B., head, 39 MN, parents born NOR, farmer
Elizabeth, wife, 25 IL, parents born GER
Inger, dau., >1 MN

1930 U.S. Federal Census • Minnesota • Hennepin • Orono • District 299--Sheet 11A
Lillestrand, Karl B., 49
Also listed: wife, Elizabeth E.; daughters, Inger E., and Alvina K(indexed as Albina M)


Elizabeth Johanna Christensen

SSDI Ancestry.com 22 MAY 2001:
ELIZABETH VANT
SSN 473-26-7320 Residence: 55126 Saint Paul, Ramsey, MN
Born 13 Nov 1895
Died 5 Jan 1995 Issued: MN (Before 1951)

VANT, ELIZABETH JOHANNA
CertID# 1995-MN-001972

FamilyTreeMaker.com, 18 NOV 2001:
1900 Federal Census, Lake Benton Township, Lincoln County, MN, p. 70
22 JUN 1900, Grant Matthews
Sheet 3, lines 99-100 and Sheet 4, lines 1-4
dwelling 56, family 56
Friis, Andrew, head, OCT 1849, 50, farmer, owned farm, immigrated 1882
Inger M., wife, MAY 1846, 54, 6 children, 5 surviving
Christina, daughter, FEB 1876 Germany, 24
Louise, daughter, JUN 1880 Germany, 19, teaching school, unemployed 3mos.
William, son, JUN 1887 IA, 12, at school 9 mos
Christensen, Lizzie, niece, NOV 1895 IL, 4

Ancestry.com, 19 NOV 2001:
1910 Federal Census, Lake Benton Township, Lincoln County, MN, pp. 22-23
30 Apr-4 MAY 1910, Grant Matthews
Sheets 11B and 12 A, lines 100 and lines 1-2, dwelling 37, family 37
Friis, Andreas, head, 61, 36 years on farm, farmer
Inger M., wife, 64, spoke Danish
Christensen, Lizzie, cousin, 14, born in IA
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two differences noted between 1900-1910 census for Elizabeth "Lizzie"Christensen:
(1) Place of birth: 1900-IL, 1910-IA; IL is correct
(2) Relationship between Lizzie and Andreas: 1900--niece, 1910--cousin;niece is correct (more correctly, grandniece)

According to Kay Leahy, Henry Gosch, Jr., was guardian to all of theChristensen girls.

Elizabeth Christensen went to live with Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Friis in LakeBenton, MN.
Andrew Friis was an uncle to Hans Friis Christensen (the brother of hismother, Marie Dorthea Friis).

Jørn Frost-Knudsen (in information received 30 JUN 2000) writes: "Formany years there was no contact among the six girls, except for Elizabethand Marie Dorothy. They met at least once a year when the Friis siblingsmet at Søren Mikkelsen's in Tyler, MN for Christmas. Sometimes Lizziealso spent summers in Tyler. At the age of 18, she moved away from theFriis family and finally finds out where her other sisters lived."

Elizabeth (Christensen) Lillestrand married Irel G. Vant in 1945, afterthe death of her first husband, Karl Bernard Lillestrand (1942). And shewas known to my brothers and sisters and me as Gramma Vant. Gramma Vantwas fun. She enjoyed life and she wanted everyone around her to enjoyit, too.
When I was very little, the family packed up for two weeks in thesummer and headed for Minneapolis. Back then, Irel Vant was stillworking (he ran a trucking company), and he got up early. Gramma got upeven earlier to get breakfast going for him. All of us kids would beasleep in the living room. Gramma would make her way into the kitchenand turn the light on over the sink. Then she would turn the tap on theget water for coffee. That was my cue to get up. I would step overbrothers and sisters and make my way to the kitchen, and I would watchGramma chop potatoes and cook pork chops or bacon. When the coffee wasready, she would give each of us some in a big mug. And we would sit andwatch the sky brighten and drink our coffee. We whispered some, but notmuch, because Gramma didn't want us to wake anybody else up--although Idon't know how any of them slept through frying bacon and percolatingcoffee. Once Grampa Vant got up, everyone else did, too. Grampa Vantdidn't know how to do things quietly....
Gramma Vant's two major cooking tasks for us were lefse and herlittle dinner rolls. I'm afraid the secret to her dinner rolls left theearth with her. I've never been able to duplicate them, and Jody triedto figure out the recipe by watching Gramma whip them up and was neverable to get the exact recipe.
After Grampa Vant retired, they travelled more. And they played alot of cards. Thirty-one and cribbage were favorites.
One of Gramma Vant's greatest abilities was in sewing. She couldwhip out dresses and shirts faster than anybody I ever saw. She madealmost every dress I ever saw her wear until she was well into hernineties.
In the last year or so of her life, I think her biggestdisappointment was her loss of sight. Not only because she could nolonger see the people around her, but because she could no longer workher word puzzles. When Gramma wasn't sewing or cooking, you could prettymuch bet she would have a puzzle book and a pencil in hand (--RMLeahy).

From Jody (Leahy Filipi): "I am not sure when I first heard the storyabout Gramma Vant's dad. All I know is that it was one of the thingsthat made me see Grandma as a true survivor... not just physically, butemotionally, spiritually and all ways, she seemed to be able to riseabove what ever circumstances life sent her way." (Received 31 JAN 2001)


43. Arthur Leonard Lillestrand

Owned and operated the Lillestrand Grocery in Upsala, MN until his deathin 1931. His wife continued to operate the store after his death; it wassubsequently run by son, Willard "Bud" Lillestrand.

DOD/Place of death taken from (verified using)
Minnesota Historical Society, Minnesota Death Certificates, 1908-1946,accessed 23 JUL 2001:
DOD: 31 AUG 1931
County of Death: Stearns
Cert ID#: 1931-MN-014524

1920 U.S. Census • North Dakota • Divide • De Witt • ED# 47
13&14 JAN 1920, Ralph C. Ellison, enumerator
p 6B (Image 12 on Ancestry), lines 72-76, dwelling 102, family 102
Lillestrand, Arthur, head, 31 MN, parents born NOR, farmer
Alice, head, 31 MN, father born SWE, mother born NOR
Ethel E., dau., 7 MN
Florence A., dau., 2 ND
Williard A., son, 1 ND

1930 U.S. Federal Census • Minnesota • Morrison • Elmdale • District 48--Sheet 3B
Lillestrand, Arthur L., 42
Also listed: wife, Alice; children, Ethel, Florence, Willard, Fern


Alice Anderson

From SSDI (ANCESTRY.COM accessed 19 MAY 2000):
SSN: 475-42-7166 (issued MN 1956); last residence: 56345 Little Falls,Morrison, MN
DOB: 8 JAN 1888; DOD: JUN 1976

LILLESTRAND, ALICE
CertID# 1976-MN-015061

According to Earl Lillestrand (letter received 9 OCT 2001), Alice ran theLillestrand Grocery for a number of years following Arthur's death. Sherelinquished control to her son, Bud.


Peter Ollie Brevig

Name, dates and places received from Earl H. Lillestrand, 14 SEPT 2000.

From "Descendants of Karen Louise Lillestrand" written by hergrandchildren, received from Madeline Gallup 17 OCT 2000: The couple hadan organ in their home and Peter played the violin; their home was agathering place for young and old, where music and sports were bothplayed.


Peter Ollie Brevig

Name, dates and places received from Earl H. Lillestrand, 14 SEPT 2000.

From "Descendants of Karen Louise Lillestrand" written by hergrandchildren, received from Madeline Gallup 17 OCT 2000: The couple hadan organ in their home and Peter played the violin; their home was agathering place for young and old, where music and sports were bothplayed.


Harry Hammond

DOD from "Descendants of Karen Louise Lillestrand," written by hergrandchildren, received from Madeline Gallup 17 OCT 2000: "Harry moved toPort Coquitlam, B. C., where he operated a garage and remarried. Heretired to Penticton, B. C."


46. Louis Karsten Johnson

In notes received from Earl H. Lillestrand 14 SEPT 2000: Louis Karstenmay have been baptized as Karsten Ludwig; he was called Karsten beforegoing to Canada with the family in 1903. Louis raised grain and cattlein Asquith, Saskatchawan, Canada. The children attended Eagle CreekSchool.


Margaret Anne Lunde

Name, dates and places received from Earl H. Lillestrand, 14 SEPT 2000.Corrected spelling of last name received same source 13 NOV 2000.


Alvin Henry Casley

Information on Alvin from "Descendants of Karen Louise Lillestrand,"written by her grandchildren, received from Madeline Gallup 17 OCT 2000.This source says that Alvin farmed north of Asquith, Saskatchewan,Canada. Alvin is half-brother to Marion McSorley Johnson, wife of LloydJohnson.


48. Joseph Johnson

In notes received from Earl H. Lillestrand, 14 SEPT 2000: Joseph farmedin the Asquith, Saskatchawan area until 1933, when hard times hit; hethen moved further north to Shell Lake, where he started to farmed again.


Hilder Sophia Sjostrom

From notes received from Earl H. Lillestrand, 14 SEPT 2000: In May 1982,Hilder was living with her son Vernon in Broderick, Saskatchawan. Hilderis the step-daughter of Andrew Wolosch; she is the daughter of Andrew'swife, Charlotte (LNU).

Places of birth/death and DOD from an update of "Descendants of KarenLouise Lillestrand," written by her grandchildren; the update wassupplied by Madeline Johnson Gallup, and it was received 17 OCT 2000.


115. Wallace Johnson

DOD from an update of "Descendants of Karen Louise Lillestrand," writtenby her grandchildren; the update was supplied by Madeline Johnson Gallup,and it was received 17 OCT 2000. In the original of "Descendants" it isnoted that Wallace "served in the Second World War. His occupation afterthe war was fishing off the north end of Vancouver Island, BritishColumbia. He later joined the Coast Guard."


49. Casper Rinehart Johnson

Casper did some farming in Saskatchawan, but in later years, he soldpianos and organs in Saskatoon, Saskatchawan.


Lucy Hardy

In notes received from Earl H. Lillestrand, 14 SEPT 2000: Lucy came toCanada with her parents as a young girl; she never enjoyed good health,and she died several years before her husband.


118. Paul Raynhardt Johnson

DOB from "Descendants of Karen Louise Lillestrand" written by hergrandchildren, received from Madeline Gallup 17 OCT 2000.


50. Emma Mary Annette Johnson

Cemetery received from Earl H. Lillestrand, 14 SEPT 2000.


Joseph Cowley

Name received from Earl H. Lillestrand, 14 SEPT 2000.

From "Descendants of Karen Louise Lillestrand" written by hergrandchildren, received from Madeline Gallup 17 OCT 2000: He "came toCanada at the age of ten. When old enough, he took a homestead on the NEquarter of section 18m township 36, range 10, west of the 3rd meridianand north of Kinley, Sask."


51. Nora Othilda Johnson

Not in listing received from Earl H. Lillestrand 14 SEPT 2000.

From "Descendants of Karen Louise Lillestrand" written by hergrandchildren, received from Madeline Gallup 17 OCT 2000: "Nora, besidesraising her own family, raised a grandson, Garry Sciban (Thelma DybvigSciban's son) until he completed one year of university."


Alfred Norman John Dybvig

From "Descendants of Karen Louise Lillestrand" written by hergrandchildren, received from Madeline Gallup 17 OCT 2000: "In 1903, hecame to Canada and settled on the SW quarter of section 9, township 37,range 10, west of the 3rd meridian in the rural municipality of EagleCreek, west of Asquith, Sask. Here Alfred and Nora farmed and raisedtheir family. Alfred was well-known for his registered Polled Herefordcattle. He imported many of his cattle from the USA and won many ribbonsand trophies in Canadian show rings. Nora and Alfred's names are postedin the Hereford Hall of Fame near Regina, Sask. He held a diploma inviolin from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and played formany dances in the community. He was also a registered seed grower."


Alice Alvina Long

Name received from Earl H. Lillestrand, 14 SEPT 2000: Came to Canada atage 16.


54. Thora Elizabeth Johnson

Cemetery received from Earl H. Lillestrand, 14 SEPT 2000.

In notes received from Earl H. Lillestrand 5 JAN 2001: Thora came toCanada with her parents at a very early age and grew up and attendedschool in the Eagle Bank District west of Asquith. Thora and Lee wereboth members of the First Church of Christ Scientist.


Lee Anton Wolosch

Name received from Earl H. Lillestrand, 14 SEPT 2000.

In notes received from Earl H. Lillestrand 5 JAN 2001: Lee Anton Woloschaccompanied his mother and father, along with his half-sister (hismother's child) to Kinley, Saskatchewan in 1907. In 1914, they moved toBiggar. Lee worked as a carman for the Canadian National RailwayCompany, a job he held until crippled with arthritis.