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Nils Winther Luth Jaeger

Male 1841 - 1909  (67 years)


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  • Name Nils Winther Luth Jaeger 
    Born 8 Sep 1841  Strand, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Jul 1909  Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5857880356  Master Tree
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2004 

    Family Christine Dahl,   b. 9 May 1858, Coon Prairie, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1919, Connell, Franklin, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 7 Feb 1877  Minneota, Lyon, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edna Katherine Dorothea Jaeger,   d. Apr 1968, Medford, Jackson, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Ditlef Ephraim Jaeger,   b. 5 Dec 1877,   d. 29 Mar 1919, Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     3. Nordahl Jaeger,   b. 12 Aug 1880, Minneota, Lyon, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1918  (Age 37 years)
    +4. Halfdan Garfield Jaeger,   b. 28 Jun 1883, Minneota, Lyon, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1975  (Age 92 years)
    Family ID F5350806939  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Sep 1841 - Strand, Norway Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Feb 1877 - Minneota, Lyon, Minnesota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Jul 1909 - Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Notes 
    • !SO: D-006, D-023, MRIN-547.
      BIRTH: Probably Strand, Norway (to confirm). D-025 lists Strand, Norway.
      CHILDREN: D-006 lists 5, no names given . . . D-023 lists 4 with names, dates.
      NOTES: Nils' parents were Ditev Ephraim Jaeger (1802-1866, d. in Norway) and
      Catherine Dorothea Bergfeldt (1803-1861, d. in Norway).
      NOTES: Nils was the first postmaster of Minneota, Minn. (D-012 p.11)
      The original settlement, now called Minneota, was called 'Pumpa',
      Norwegian for 'pump'. The Chicago Northwestern trains stopped to take
      on water. Nils had come from Norway and had had a better education than
      most of the pioneers. His father was a preacher. Nils had the first
      store and post office in Minneota. The post office was established in
      1871 and the town took on the name, Norland, reason not known but might
      have been because so many Norwegians living in the area had emmigrated
      from Norland, Norway. Because mail destined for Norseland often ended
      up in Norland and mail to Norland would often be sent to Norseland, the
      Post Office Department notified Nils Jager that it would be necessary
      to change the name of the town. An election was held and the name that
      got the most votes was 'Jagersville'. However, a certain resident of
      town, named Doc Seals had contacted the Senator from Minnesota, H. B.
      Strait and he had was influential in having the town named Minneota.
      The day after the local election, Nils Jager recieved notice from the
      Post Office Department that the town had been named Minneota. (D-012
      p.11)
      Jeanne (Jaeger) Horsey (in documentation attached to MRIN-547) explains
      that the origional spelling in Norway was Nils Winther LUTH-JAEGER with
      a hyphen. Reason: When Nils' parents, Ditlev LUTH and his wife,
      Claudine Marie WINTHER died in June and August 1774, Nils was adopted
      by Ephraim JEAGER and JAEGER was added to Nils' name. Ephram Jaeger
      was an unmarried relative, a pastor. It followed that the first Nils
      Winther Lars-Jaeger named his son Ditlev Ephraim Jaeger (dropping the
      LUTH). Then Ditlev's son was named Nils Winther Luth Jaeger and he
      named his son Ditlev Ephraim Jaeger (Jeanne [Jaeger] Horsey's uncle)
      D-023 (an Ancestry Chart) lists 2 more generations of ancestors for Nils.
      Jeanne Jaeger Horsey of Seattle has information on this line.
      D-023 lists year of emegration from Norway to America as 1868.