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Ragnhild Gunderson Korsgarn

Ragnhild Gunderson Korsgarn

Female 1852 - 1933  (81 years)

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  • Name Ragnhild Gunderson Korsgarn 
    • Korsgarn is the name given on the birth listing for Alert Palmer in South Dakota Births, 1856-1903 Record
    • Korsgaard is the name given on Helge M. Aanestad's Minnesota death record.
    Born 16 Feb 1852  Numedal, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 8 Sep 1933  Sherman, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 12 Sep 1933  Sherman, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I601062475  Master Tree
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2009 

    Father Gunnel Svenson,   b. 1816, Uvdal, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1879, Gunder, Clayton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Kari Knutsdatter Korsgaard,   b. 1814, Uvdal, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860, Uvdal, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 26 Mar 1843  Opdal, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5350806533  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Helge Helgessen Aanestad,   b. Sep 1844, Hå, Rogaland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1937, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 92 years) 
    Married Abt. 1876 
    Children 
    +1. Henrietta Regina Aanestad,   b. 2 Mar 1883, Fillmore, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1955, Sherman, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +2. Helge Martinus Aanestad,   b. 14 Jul 1877, Claremont, Clayton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1977, Detroit Lakes, Becker, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years)
    +3. Carl Gerhard Aanestad,   b. 7 Jan 1881, Fillmore, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1942
    +4. Cornelius Walter Aanestad,   b. 18 Apr 1885, Luverne, Rock, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1951, Twin Valley, Norman, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     5. Selina M Aanestad,   b. Dec 1887, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Lydia Klara Aanestad,   b. Dec 1889, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Otto Herbert Aanestad,   b. 6 Apr 1892, Sherman, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1985, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    +8. Alert Palmer Aanestad,   b. 23 Jan 1895, Sherman, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1989, Templeton, San Luis Obispo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2009 
    Family ID F539540964  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Feb 1852 - Numedal, Norway Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Sep 1933 - Sherman, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 12 Sep 1933 - Sherman, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Notes 

    • Possible Norwegian Hits:

      Ragnhild Jensdatter, b. 9 Nov 1851, paa Østre Stabæk, Asker Parish
      Ragnild Johnsdatter, b. 1 Dec 1851, Sjølie, Ytre Rendal Parish
      Ragnild Jørgensdatter, b. 21 Aug 1852, i Atnedalen, Lessøe Pr., Ringebu Parish
      Ragnild Johanne Carlsdatter, b. 30 Sep 1853, Houde, Ørsta Parish
      Ragnhild Barothea Knudsdatter, b. 26 Jul 1851, Løghelle, Lenvik Parish
      Ragnhild Johnsdatter, b. 7 Mar 1852, Tverfjord, Hammerfest Parish
      Ragnhild Nielsdatter, b. 29 Jul 1852, Eibugt, Hammerfest Parish
    • 1900 US Census year of immigration is 1867
    • !SO: Birth and Death dates from Ralph Aanestad-95 record.
      PROBLEM: Lois lists name as Ragnhild Korsgaard Gunderson.
      Ralph A. lists name as either Ragnhild Korsgaard or Raghnild Gunderson
      A-036 lists last name as Ragnild Gunderson Korsgaard.
      Sammie Lang (A-011) explains that all the brothers and sisters took on
      the name Gunderson except for Raghnild, who kept the last name,
      Korsgaard. Also that she was called "Rachel" in America.
      Perhaps the answer comes from a letter (SO: A-014) dated 3-24-90 from
      Walter F. Kelley, who explains the reason for the name, Korsgaard, was
      that her father married Kari Korsgaard, who was an only child. She
      inherited the Korsgaard Farm and Ragnhild thus acquired the name.
      A-020-O lists name as Ragnil.
      A-020-h states that the name in Norway was Ragnil (Gunelsdatter) Krosgrn
      (Korsgaard in 'bokmaal" spelling)
      A-033 lists name as Ragnild. born 2-15-1852.
      BIRTH: Numedal is 100 miles NE of Bergin. (From (A-004): up at the north end
      of the Numedal Valley is the town of Rodberg which is not far from the
      farm [Korsgarad] where her family lived. The farm is now owned by the
      Bergs. Ragnhild was baptized in the stave church at the little town of
      Nore which is in the Numedal area.")
      PROBLEM: A-020-O says all Ragnhild's brothers and sisters were born at
      Nore. Norway. A-020-M says all born at Nummedal. Nordahl Skarshaug lists Jorund's b. place a Uvdal, Norway.
      EDUCATION: In Norway (From A-014)
      RELIGION: Lutheran.
      NOTES: Solveig Thorstenson relates that Ragnhild immigrated to America with her
      father, Gunulf Knutson Bekkeseth, (Sammie Lang believes the name
      should be, Gunull Svenson, and that his name was Americanized to
      Gunder, and that Gunder, Iowa is named for him) who was a widower,
      (also see Notes for Gunnel Svenson-497)
      and her brothers and sisters in 1862 when she was 10 years of age.
      Walter Kelley (SO: A-014) states that his mother Henrietta gave him
      information in 1932 for a college paper and gave the emmigration date
      as 1865. A-014 indicates that Ragnhild lived in Clayton Co., Iowa until
      1879, Filmore Co., Minnesota until 1884, and Luverne, Minn. until 1885.
      Ralph Aaanestad relates, "Grandmother Ragnhild could bake the best rye bread in
      the entire Minnehaha County area in my estimation and she always had some on
      hand when I brought her a load of corn cobs for the kitchen stove or some oats
      and corn for her chickens. She told me she was born in Numdal, Norway, on Feb
      16, 1852. Numdal is about 100 miles northeast of Stavanger. Grandmother cameto America when she was nearly 15 years old. She spent 18 years on the home
      place where Wilson F. Kelley lived for many years. In early days she used to
      twist flax straw for fuel in the family stove and she had a small flock of
      chickens on hand from earliest days of marriage until her death in 1933. Yes,
      some of those chickens had names and they were afraid of anyone other than
      Grandmother. She also used to choip up small kindling for her kitchen stove
      and I have her small, very sharp axe used for this chore. Grandmother managed
      many duties around the parsonage and farm, for the family was engaged in
      farming along with the pasoral duties of Grandfather. Ragnhild was a hard
      worker all her days until the last year or twwo when her health began to fail
      her. She told me that at one time she could have made a return trip to Norway
      but turned it down for it took 3 months to come over on a boat when she
      emigrated to the United States and she didn't want any more of that. She was
      the mother of 9 children, five boys and four girls, all of whom survived her.
      She was very happy when her children were present for her Golden Wedding in
      1926."
      A-020-O. Henrietta relates that when her grandfather and children came to the
      U.S. her mother, Ragnhild, "was 13 years old. She had to find a home, to work
      and support herself and help the younger ones. Hers has been a life of
      sacrifice and no complaint."
      A-020-f tells she came to U.S. with father and family March 1866. Lived in
      Clayton co., Iowa, Fillmore MN, Luvern MN, Sherman SD. Died at Sherman of a
      cerebral hemorrage.
      A-031 lists her sir name as Korsgaarden, same as for her father.
      A-044 a letter written by her husband, Helge, indicates her illness began with
      a light stroke which incapacitated her memory and usual busy lifestyle and after
      7 months death seperated them. Helge describes the funural service and some of
      his feelings. He spells her name, Ragnil, in the letter.