This is probably a longshot, but thought I would reply.I am looking for the family of my gr-grandmother Meta Marie Paulsen.She was born in Denmark in 1877 and came to Iowa in about 1890.Family tradition is that she was from a large family, but we have confirmed only 1 brother (Peter) and perhaps a second brother (Jorgen).She and her brother Peter Paulsen lived at Hampton Iowa, which is also where Jorgen lived.Peter remained there and died in the 1930's.Meta Marie married Carl Christian Larsen and moved to west central Minnesota near Donnelly.They later moved to Wayzata, Mn in retirement and both died in the 1950's.
According to her death certificate her father was Andrew (Anders) Paulsen.No name was given for her mother.Somewhere in here my mother remembers an Aunt Nora (another sister perhaps?).The name Rahn could figure in as well.
Below is the family as we know it.
1. ANDREW (ANDERS)1 PAULSEN
Children of ANDREW (ANDERS) PAULSEN are:
2. i. META MARIE2 PAULSEN, b. March 23, 1877, , Denmark; d. November 05, 1960, Wayzata, Mn.
3. ii. PETER PAULSEN, b. May 25, 1878, Denmark; d. January 15, 1937, Hampton, Iowa.
Generation No. 2
2.META MARIE2 PAULSEN (ANDREW (ANDERS)1) was born March 23, 1877 in , Denmark, and died November 05, 1960 in Wayzata, Mn.She married CARL CHRISTIAN LARSEN 1901, son of LAURITS LAURITSEN and MARGRETHE DOCKWEILER.He was born June 25, 1871 in Ribe, Denmark, and died September 17, 1957 in Wayzata, Mn.
Children of META PAULSEN and CARL LARSEN are:
i. LEO3 LARSEN, b. November 24, 1901, Iowa; d. September 1980, Morris, Mn; m. LILIAN GERBER; b. January 23, 1901; d. April 20, 1988, Morris, Mn..
ii. EDNA ELVERA LARSEN, b. October 30, 1905, Hampton, Franklin, Ia; d. March 13, 1943, Redwood Falls, Mn; m. RICHARD HAROLD ROOT, September 09, 1924, Herman, Grant, Mn; b. June 08, 1899, Delhi, Delaware, Iowa; d. April 18, 1973, Redwood Falls, Mn.
iii. ETHEL EVELYN LARSEN, b. 1907, Iowa; m. (1) ROY MACKLEY; m. (2) NEIL TOLFSON, September 08, 1924, Morris, Mn.
iv. FLORENCE LARSEN, b. February 21, 1913, Iowa; d. October 1980, Sun City, Az; m. GORDON LILLICROP, 1938.
3.PETER2 PAULSEN (ANDREW (ANDERS)1) was born May 25, 1878 in Denmark, and died January 15, 1937 in Hampton, Iowa.He married KIRSTINE LARSEN August 1913 in Franklin County, Ia, daughter of LAURITS LAURITSEN and MARGRETHE DOCKWEILER.She was born August 01, 1891 in Ribe, Denmark, and died July 07, 1972 in Hampton, Iowa.
Children of PETER PAULSEN and KIRSTINE LARSEN are:
i. AXEL3 PAULSEN, b. February 12, 1916, Hampton, Iowa; d. May 18, 1980, Hampton, Iowa; m. LEONA M. HANSEN, January 29, 1940, Franklin County, Ia; b. 1919.
ii. ERNEST PAULSEN, b. December 30, 1922, Iowa; d. December 1984, Ft Walton Beach, Fl; m. LEONA; d. Aft. 1992, Hampton, Ia.