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FREE DNA Test: Evansen, Evansdatter, Froen, Johansen, Braaten, Monsen,
Posted by: Clif Gazaway (ID *****5902) Date: June 15, 2008 at 13:56:20
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BRAATEN, Helge Nilsen, Nils, Engebretsen. FREE DNA Test.

From Descendants of Edward Braaten by Dale Holter.

1. Edward BRAATEN (Helge Nilsen, Nils, Nils Engebretsen) was born April 20, 1876 in Sigdal Parrish,
Norway, Buskerud Fylke, Norway, and died November 03,1964 in Aurora, Minnesota. He married Emma Marie FROEN, daughter of EVAN FROEN and NIKOLINA HAMMER. She was born September 16, 1887 in
Herman, Minnesota, and died November 12, 1970 in Aurora, Minnesota.

Sigdal is Kommune or Parrish in the Fylke (comparableto a state in the U.S.) of Buskerud. Edward left for the
United States on the ship, Montebello from Oslo, most probably to Hull, England and then Liverpool and then
to Quebec, Canada, but this is a guess. He was traveling with his brother Helge, Kristoffer, another brother,
had come to the United States the previous year and had most likely gone to North Dakota. Helge was listed in
the Ulvestad book as at Brinsmade, North Dakota. Edward's name was given as Edvard in the immigration
record so he probably Americanized it. Edward was the seventh child of Helge Nilsen and Turi Torstensdatter.
He was a section foreman for the Duluth Misabe and Iron Range Railroad and had the section at Aurora,
Minnesota when he retired. Prior to that, he was section foreman in Mesaba, Minnesota.

FREE DNA Test: Knudsen, Evansdatter, Jensdatter, Johansen, Eriksdatter, Monsen, Froen, Hammer, Braaten.

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I am seeking info on anyone in this pedigree:

This pedigree came from the Braaten family genealogist, Dale Holter, Grandson of Edward Braaten and Emma Marie Froen.
A great thanks to Mr. Holter's extensive research.

. 1. Jens Knudsen b 1749 m Mari Evansdatter b. 1763.
. . 2. Berte Jensdatter b1799
. . . 3. Mons Johansen b. 1835 m. Maria Eriksdatter b. 1835.
. . . . 4. Evan Monsen Froen 1857 m. Nikolina Hammer b. 1864.
. . . . . 5. Emma Marie Froen b. 1887 m. Edward Braaten b. 1876.
. . . . . . 6. Dorothy Helen Braaten b. 1914 m. Edwin Hill
. . . . . . . 7. Barbara Jean Hill b. 1938 m. Clifford Maynard Gazaway b. 1940.[]
. . . . . . . . 8. Kennedy John F Gazaway M. Laura Ryan

The first four generations, above, were born in Norway.

Clif Maynard Gazaway (son in law of Dorothy Helen Braaten )
7906 34th Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA 98126

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