I'm researching Andrew and Mary Nypen's families.I have some information, but welcome corrections and more specific information. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Andrew Nypen was born on the "Nypen fjord" near Trondheim, Norway on 28 Jan 1864.At the age of 21 yrs., he emigrated to this country (USA).In 1891, he was married to Mary Elizabeth Nordby, who was born in Telemark, Norway. She came to this country as a child, with her parents, who settled in Milan, MN.
After their marriage they lived in Fargo, ND where Mr. Nypen was employed by the Chicago-Milwaukee-St.Paul Railroads.They lived a few years in Milaca and Corell, MN.In 1910 they moved to Abercrombie, where he continued to work with the railroad as Section Foreman until his retirement in 1931.
There were 6 children in the family: Olga (Mrs. Emil Skamfer), Alma (Mrs. Andrew Slotten), Ella (Mrs. Oscar Prestegard), Leonard-Pastor in the American Lutheran Church, Harry-who died on the battle field in France during WWI, and one child, Ole-died in infancy.
Mr. Nypen died in Jan 1932, while visiting his son, the Rev. Leonard Nypen at Park River, MN.Mrs. Nypen continued to live in her home at Abercrombie until her death in August 1945.
Rev. Leonard Nypen graduated from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN and Luther Theological Seminary, St. Paul, MN.He was ordained in the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Abercrombie, 6 Jun 1931.His first parish was at Park River, serving there as a "bachelor pastor" for one year.He was married to Naomi Gunness, 30 Jun 1932 in the church at Abercrombie, where both had been confirmed.Rev. Nypen served the following parishes; Park River 1931-1942, Dalton, MN 1942-1953 Comstock, MN 1953-1961, and Duluth, MN 1961-1968.
In Jul 1968 he retired and settled in his final years in Moorhead, MN. ~Written by Naomi (Mrs. Leonard Nypen) in 1970's / Richland County History
Most of the Aforementioned Nypens are buried in the Abercrombie, ND - Emanuel Lutheran churchyard.Alma Slotten was buried at Fairview Cemetery in Wahpeton, ND.Ella Prestegard may have been buried near Ipswich, SD.
In Mary Nypens' Obituary, it mentions that her husband, Andrew died 16 Feb 1932.It refers to her death on Tue, 7 Aug 1945.