Parents and birthplace of Anna Gurina Olson b. 1857, probably Wisconsin
Anna Gurina Olson claimed to have been born just days after her parents (names unknown) came to North America.Given her reported birthdate of 23 Sep 1857, I had hoped to find Immigration records just preceding that date.She died in Crosby, ND in 1940.
Anna married Theodore Peterson, born in 1852 in Norway, died in Macoun, Saskatchewan, Canada 5 MAY, 1926.
They lived together for some time (Ortonville, Minn) but ultimately separated, both (in census records) claiming to be widowed.After the separation, Anna always signed her name Annie T Peterson.
She homesteaded in Crosby, ND, living there with some of the children.Older male children, Alfred and William visited and/or lived with or near Theodore in Macoun Sas., where he ran a blcksmith shop.William later ran the smithy.
Clues to Anna's parentage include a farm called Gravermoen in Norway and living relatives by the name of Wangan whose family farm, near Kirkenauer, Norway, is where my great grandfather lived with 14 siblings, one of which was Mr. Wangan's great grandfather.
Thanks for looking at all this.I'm hoping additional information will spark some ideas.