Happy Birthday Christian Bennett Christianson

Christian Bennett Christianson (1874-1961)

Christian Bennett Christianson was born on 28 Sep 1874 in Udolpho Township of Mower County, Minnesota as the third child of Björn Christianson Rukke and Barebo Engebretsdtr Torset. He had nine siblings, namely: Ragnild, Mary, Ingebret B, Jorgine Caroline, Clara Bertina, Lena Randina, Maline, Inga Oline, and Bennett Marebo. He was baptized on 25 Oct 1874 and confirmed on 19 May 1889 in Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church, Austin, Mower, Minnesota. He was a lifelong member of Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church. Christian Bennett was known as C.B.

When he was 23, C.B. married Bertha … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Ernestine-Caroline Neuman

Ernestine-Caroline Neuman (1811-1873)

Ernestine-Caroline Neuman was born on 23 Sep 1811 in Posen, Prussia, Germany. The names of her parents are not yet known.

When she was about 21 years-old, she married Carl Friedrich Fehlhaber, son of Fehlhaber and Mary, in Posen, Prussia, Germany.

Carl Friedrich Fehlhaber and Ernestine-Caroline Neuman had the following children:

  • August Fehlhaber was born on 05 Sep 1833 in Germany. He died on 02 Apr 1922 in Berlin, Marathon, Wisconsin (Town of Berlin/Town of Berlin/Town of Berlin). He married Emelie Plish on 03 Aug 1862 in Berlin, Marathon, Wisconsin (Town of Berlin/Town of Berlin).
  • Ottelie Emilie … Continue reading
  • Happy Birthday Charlotte Johnson

    Charlotte Johnson (1820-1904)

    Charlotte Johnson was born on 14 Sep 1820 in Genesee, New York as the first child of Timothy Johnson and Lucretia Brownell. She had eight younger siblings, namely: Henry, Elizabeth, Jane Melissa, Mary, Seymour, Alzina N., Charles, and John Brownell.

    By the time she was about eight years old, her family had moved to the “wild lands” of Montville, Medina County, Ohio. Then, because her father perhaps had an adventurous spirit, Charlotte’s teenage years were interrupted by a move from the relative civility of Ohio to the wilderness of Wisconsin. Timothy Johnson initially left his family behind … Continue reading

    Happy Birthday Alice Rosalie Fehlhaber

    Alice Rosalie Fehlhaber (1880-1970)

    Alice Rosalie Fehlhaber was born on 10 Sep 1880 in the Town of Berlin, Marathon, Wisconsin as the fifth child of Carl F. Fehlhaber and Emilie Friedericke Luise Draeger. She had six siblings, namely: Mathilde A. Emilie, Emma Wilhelmine Maria, Carl Fredrich Henre, Maria Pauline Louise, Laura, and Robert Edward O. Her parents were immigrants to Wisconsin from Germany. Alice grew up on a farm in near the Town of Berlin in Marathon County, Wisconsin.

    When she was 22, Alice married Frederick A Helmut Aschbrenner, son of Frederick Wilhelm Aschbrenner and Bertha Auguste Henriette … Continue reading

    The Christianson book is ready

    I am very excited to announce that my book, “The Christianson Family,” is now available. I started work on the book exactly a year ago and after hundreds of hours of work, many interruptions, and some exciting new discoveries, I am finally finished!

    This book traces the descendants of Ole Thorson Tollefsgardie who was born about 1777 in Flå, Buskerud, Norway. These descendants number in the thousands, have lived in far corners of the world, and have been known by many different surnames. Extended biographies are included for the families of Ole Thorson Tollefsgardie; his son, Christian Oleson Rukke; his … Continue reading

    Happy Birthday Margaret Miller

    Margaret Miller (1676-1764)

    Today we remember Margaret Miller who was born 340 years ago. She was born on 01 Sep 1676 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut as the sixth child of Thomas Miller and Sarah Nettleton. She had seven siblings, namely: Thomas, Samuel, Joseph, Benjamin, John, Sarah, and Mehitable. Margaret also had an older half-sister because her father had been married before and had a daughter from that marriage named Ann.

    Margaret’s father was almost 67-years old when she was born. He was one of the original settlers of Middletown. He was a carpenter, and built and operated the first grist mill in town. … Continue reading