Mandius Thomsen (1871 - 1942)
Mandius Thomsen was born 8
Nov. 1871(# 3) on Einstabøvoll
farm, Valestrand (Sveio) in Sunnhordaland
County, Norway. He died 16 Feb. 1941 in Bear Lake, MN. He was buried in Opstead
Cemetery, Opstead, MN. He was son of Taurelius
Cornelius Thomsen and Marie
Magdalene Olsdatter. Cornelius Mandius married Anna
Bertile Anderson, 26 Sep. 1903 in Idun Township, Minnesota. She was born
18 May 1874 in LaCrosse, WI, and died 11 May 1917 in Bear Lake, MN. She was buried
in Opstead Cemetery, Opstead, MN. They had 7 children:
Johanna Marie Thomsen, b. 14 June 1904, Idun Township, Minnesota, d. Dec. 1974
in IL. She married Albert BREDAHL. He was born 25 June 1890 in Spring Valley,
WI, and died 25 Nov. 1955 in Superior, WI. She married Paul Anders FORSGREN. He
was born 16 Nov. 1902 in Sala, Sweden, and died 1984.
Taulerius Thomsen, b. 31 Mar. 1906, Idun Township, Minnesota, d. 1988, Idun
3. Ragna Katrina Thomsen, b. 21 Jan. 1908, Idun
Township, Minnesota, d. 1986. She married Arnt Arntzen on 30 Dec. 1926 in Moose
Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. He was born 20 Mar. 1890 in Rossness, Norway, and died
4. Ralph Sigurd Thomsen, b. 8 Jan. 1910, Idun Township, Minnesota,
d. 2 Oct. 2006, Onamia, Minnesota.
5. Leif Arne Thomsen, b. 12 Oct. 1911,
Idun Township, Minnesota, d. 1991 in Mora, MN.
6. Bertha Esther Thomsen,
b. 1 Sep. 1913.
Benjamin Thomsen, b. 2 Jan. 1916.
Joseph Benjamin (Bud) Thomsen, Ralph Sigurd Thomsen,
Bertha Esther Lennardtz (Thomsen), Thoralf Taulerius Thomsen, Johanna Marie Forsgren
(Thomsen), Marie Gurine Thomsen (Tolleif George's oldest daughter), Erling Andreas
Thomsen (Tolleif George's second oldest son).
you can see some old picture of Cornelius
and his family.
At the time Taulerius
Conrad Thomsen and his sons settled in to northern Minnesota (1901), the US Government
was granting land to anyone for asking. They each received 160 acres of land,
adjacent to each other. Here you can see Cornelius Mandius Thomsen's land
to Rick Gerhardson in Bloomington, Minnesota for this information and to Conrad
Jay Thomsen of Isle, Minnesota for sending me this picture.
Valestrand in Sveio, Parish register (official) nr. C 1 (1862-1880), Birth and
baptism records 1872, page 23.
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