Descendants of Soren and Christine Madsen con't[see previous postings in this thread]: Their 7th child was Freda Elnora Madsen called 'Nora' b. 15 Jul 1896 Battle Creek, IA - d. 3 Mar 1979 Corltand, NY married 30 Sep 1914 Battle Creek, IA to Burton Elias Rowe b. 18 Jan 1890 Meshoppen, Wyoming Co, PA - d. 13 Jun 1965 Buffalo, NY Buried at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Bradford Co, PA with his wife. Burton was the son of Thomas Henry and Marian Ellen ne'Lowe Rowe. They had 5 children: (1) Iver Edwin Rowe b. 28 Nov 1916 Battle Creek, IA -d. 7 Feb 1996 in a car accident at Syracuse , NY. buried with his wife at Parker Street Cemetery, Lapeer, NY. Iver married on 20 Feb 1942 in NY to Marie Louise Stevens b. 15 Aug 1922 Bentley Creek, PA - d. 8 Nov 1995 at home in Cortland, NY. They had two children: John Edwin Rowe b. 26 May 1943 (living) married with two children; and Roger Steven Rowe b. 13 Aug 1948 (living) married with two children. (2) Nora Marian Rowe b. 11 Jan 1918 Battle Creek, IA she married on 16 Apr 1938 (later divorced) at Owego, NY to Robert Maurice Bierman Leach and they had two children: Ilene Jane (living)who has 4 children and Edward Allan (living) who has one child. (3) Irene Catherine Rowe (living) who has two children and 4 grandchildren (4)Burton Elias Rowe (living) who has 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren (5) Doris Christine (living) who had 7 children and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Their 8th child was Espen Mathias Madsen b. 21 Oct 1898 at Battle Creek , IA - d. 18 Jan 1984 Sioux Falls, SD married 23 Oct 1922 Sioux City, IA to Agnes Bernice Kjonnegard Whitmer b. 26 Oct 1996 Wakonda, SD and they had two children: Delores (living) who had 4 children all of whom have families and Marjory (living) who had two children and has 3 grandchildren. Their 9th child was Soren Christiansen Madsen who died in his early 20s without issue. Their 10th child was Helga Marie Kristina Madsen b. 18 Jul 1904 Battle Creek, IA - d. 1 Feb 1969 Mapleton, Monona Co, IAburied with husband at Mount Hope Cemetery, Battle Creek. She married in 1936 at Battle Creek to Weldon Curtis Draughn b. 14 Dec 1897 Shelbina , MO - d. 12 Jun 1970 Battle Creek, IA and they had one child, Pauline (living) who had two children through whom she now has grandchildren. Their 11th and last child was Carrie Hansena Violet Madsen, who never married and has no known issue. She was a career Marine. In my next post, I will put up the descendants of the brother of Soren, Ole Madsen, who immigrated to America with him.