I am looking for info on the following family.Mary Kjos is my gt Aunt.
Ole/O.P.KJOS, proprieter of UNION HOUSE,Onalaska, WI.; was born in Chrisriania, Norway,2/6/1830; came to America in 1860 and to Wi. fall of 1869,where he began business. His wife, Mary Markred was born in Norway in 1836. they married in 1855; have had 8 children, Josephena Polly Antona, born in Norway 6/20/1856 DOD 8/6/1861 in Monmouth,Ill. Petronelle Anna May, b.12/20/1857 now Mrs Johnson; Hulda marrina, b.8/14/1859 DOD 8/6/1861 in Monmouth,Ill. Ida Hermana, b.6/8/1862; Josephena Polly Antona ,B. 5/28/1865 in Chicago; Hulda Mary Ann, b.2/12/1867 DOD6/6 /1867 Martha Washington, b.2/22/1869 Onalaska,Wi. DOD 10/29/1870..Olive Mary Ann b.11/28/1871.
paper new clip thurs. Aug 1,1889. is as follows:
Mrs O.P. Kjos at her Union House residence in the city,Monday morning, July 22nd , of Dropsey,at the age of 53 years.
Mrs Kjos had been in failing health for sometime and the excitement of the Strauss fire last week so affected her,as to cause a decline that terminaated fatally. Her departure is moarned by a large circle of friends.
OBIT same paper.
On Monday morning at her residence the Union House, Mrs O.P. Khos departed this life at 8 o'clock ,having suffered for years from dropsy and although having been very low the last 2months her death was a great surprise to her large circle of friends and family.
Mrs Kjos was formerly Miss Mary Morkwed/Morkved and was born in Norway in 1836, being married to Mr. Kjos in 1855. They came to Wisconsin in 1869 where they established a business at the present residence of the family.The deceased was the mother of 8 children, four of whom survive her;Mrs Nellie Johnson,Mrs James Johnson, and the Misses Ida and Ollie Kjos.
Any info would be grateful for.