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  • ID: I46
  • _UID: E1149C6E101B4D6E87B73B023EBD6035F0EC
  • Name: Karoline (Caroline) RØSEDAHL
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 5 AUG 1864 in Rosedahl Farm, Vestre Toten, Norway
  • Death: 4 NOV 1938 in Smiley Township, Pennington County, Minnesota
  • Burial: St. Pauli Cemetery, Thief River Falls, Minnesota
  • Emigration: 15 AUG 1873 Oslo, Norway
  • Christening: 30 OCT 1864 Vestre Toten, Norway
  • Note:

    1900 Census: Ann Arbor, MI: Caroline Rosedahl is a servant (emigrated 1873, birthdate August 1864) in the family of Bishop Milton Cravath and his wife Hannah E. and daughter May H. Other servants are Samuel Schaefer, John Crosby, Norman Beebe, and Clara Curtis. Address is East Liberty Street.

    Death Certificate: Caroline Wiken was 74 with cause of death 'carcinoma, stomach' for 1 year. [Daughter, Helen, always said she died of stomach cancer.] Birthplace: Norway. Date of birth: August 5, 1864. Date of death: November 4, 1938. Father and mother names: Unknown. Person informed on the death certificate: Mrs. Melvin Torhelson [sic]. Buried at St. Pauli.

    Note: On the Minnesota Historical Society website, Caroline's name is misspelled 'Carolie'.

    Obituary in Thief River Falls Times; 10 Nov 1938: ?Mrs. Caroline Wiken, long-time resident of Smiley township, passed away at her home Friday at the age of 74 years. Funeral rites were conducted Wednesday afternoon from St. Pauli church, Rev. M. L. Dahle of St. Hilaire officiating, and interment was made in St. Pauli cemetery. Mrs. Wiken was born August 5, 1864 in Vestre Toten, Norway. As a child she came with her parents from Norway to the United States in 1873, the family settling at Rushford. Later she moved to Grand Forks where she was married to Halvor Wiken on December 22, 1901. She and her husband then moved to Smiley township, where Mrs. Wiken has since made her home. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Melvin Torkelson of Thief River Falls; Mrs. Hans Haydal of Baker, Montana; a sister, Mrs. Dina Loberg of Minneapolis; and ten grandchildren. Her husband, two sons, a brother, and four sisters [preceded her in death].?
  • Change Date: 28 AUG 2013



    Father: Peter Andersen NYGARDSTUEN b: 30 AUG 1819 in Solberg Farm, Kolbu, Norway c: 5 SEP 1819 in Kolbu, Norway
    Mother: Ingeborg Maria PAULSDATTER b: 16 MAR 1826 in Kvikstad Nedre, Kolbu, Toten, Norway c: 19 MAR 1826 in Vestre Toten, Norway

    Marriage 1 Halvor Olsen WIKEN b: 27 JUL 1876 in Storviken, Møre og Romsdal (now), Norway
    • Married: 22 DEC 1901 in Grand Forks, North Dakota
    Children
    1. Has Children Helen Agnes WIKEN b: 17 MAY 1909 in Smiley Township, Pennington County, Minnesota c: 27 JUN 1909 in St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
    2. Has Children Emma Othelia WIKEN b: 17 DEC 1902 in Smiley Township, Minnesota
    3. Has No Children Gustave WIKEN b: 10 NOV 1907 in Smiley Township, Pennington County, Minnesota
    4. Has No Children Martin Ingvald WIKEN b: 4 NOV 1904 in Smiley Township, Minnesota
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