BRAATEN, Helge Nilsen, Nils, Engebretsen.FREE DNA Test.
From Descendants of Edward Braaten by Dale Holter.
1. EdwardBRAATEN (Helge Nilsen, Nils, Nils Engebretsen) was born April 20, 1876 in Sigdal Parrish, Norway, Buskerud Fylke, Norway, and died November 03,1964 in Aurora, Minnesota. He married Emma Marie FROEN, daughter of EVAN FROEN and NIKOLINA HAMMER.She was born September 16, 1887 in Herman, Minnesota, and died November 12, 1970 in Aurora, Minnesota.
Sigdal is Kommune or Parrish in the Fylke (comparableto a state in the U.S.) of Buskerud. Edward left for the United States on the ship, Montebello from Oslo, most probably to Hull, England and then Liverpool and then to Quebec, Canada, but this is a guess. He was traveling with his brother Helge, Kristoffer, another brother, had come to the United States the previous year and had most likely gone to North Dakota. Helge was listed in the Ulvestad book as at Brinsmade, North Dakota. Edward's name was given as Edvard in the immigration record so he probably Americanized it. Edward was the seventh child of Helge Nilsen and Turi Torstensdatter. He was a section foreman for the Duluth Misabe and Iron Range Railroad and had the section at Aurora, Minnesota when he retired. Prior to that, he was section foreman in Mesaba, Minnesota.
This pedigree came from the Braaten family genealogist, Dale Holter, Grandson of Edward Braaten and Emma Marie Froen. A great thanks to Mr. Holter's extensive research.
.1.Jens Knudsen b 1749 m Mari Evansdatter b. 1763. ..2. Berte Jensdatter b1799 ...3. Mons Johansen b. 1835 m. Maria Eriksdatter b. 1835. ....4. Evan Monsen Froen 1857 m. Nikolina Hammer b. 1864. .....5. Emma Marie Froen b. 1887 m. Edward Braaten b. 1876. ......6. Dorothy Helen Braaten b. 1914 m. Edwin Hill .......7. Barbara Jean Hill b. 1938 m. Clifford Maynard Gazaway b. 1940.[email@example.com] ........8. Kennedy John F Gazaway M. Laura Ryan
The first four generations, above, were born in Norway.
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