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Paulson, Knut Traaum


Posted By: Deidre Badker (email)
Date: 4/22/2015 at 17:55:18

Knut Traaum Paulson was born November 4, 1821 at Ulvik, Hordaland, Norway to Paul Larsen and Herborg Knudsdatter.

He was baptized at same on Novmeber 7, 1821. Birth/baptismal record found in the Norwegian Digital Archives for Ulvik, Hordaland, Norway, 1793-1838, page 36, entry #43: Knud Paulson, b November 4, baptized November 7th, 1821 to parents: Paul Larsen and Herborg Knudsdatter. Sponsors listed, hard to decipher

Knut married Herborg Gjertsdatter on June 22, 1848 at Ulvik, Hordaland, Norway. Marriage record found in the Norwegian Digital Archives for Ulvik, Hordaland, Norway, 1839 - 1853, page 189, entry # 19: Knud Paulson Berge and Herborg Gjertsdatter.

The couple had 8 children while living in Ulvik, Hordaland, Norway. All males used the surname Knutsen Paulson and the females used Knutsdatter:

Paul K (b October 19, 1848, d June 3, 1927 Forest City, Winnebago, Iowa);

Gjert K (b October 20, 1850, d May 13, 1940 Mitchell Co, Iowa);

Lars K (b November 27, 1853, d April 25, 1936 Crosby, Divide, North Dakota);

Hans K (b August 26, 1855, d June 17, 1937 Grafton, Walsh, North Dakota);

Christoffer K (b May 9, 1858, d November 12, 1944 Lake Mills, Winnebago, Iowa);

Knut K (b December 11, 1860, d December 1939 Cartwright, McKenzie, North Dakota);

Herborg K (b July 17, 1863, d November 6, 1934 Harmony, Fillmore, Minnesota) and

Ole K (b October 29, 1865, d February 21, 1924 Greenbush, Roseau, Minnesota).

Most of the family left Ulvik, Hordaland, Norway to emigrate to Mitchell County, Iowa in April 1868, a few of the older children had already emigrated. Emigration record found in the Norwegian Digital Archives on - line for Ulvik, Hordaland, Norway, 1864-1878, pg 249, entries #10-17. Traveling together were: Knud, Herborg, Lars, Hans, Kristoffer, Knud, Herborg, Ole.

Found in the 1870 census living on a farm at Newburg, Mitchell, Iowa: Canute Pawlson 50, Herbert Pawlson 50, Paul Pawlson 22, Lewis Pawlson 20, Gert Pawlson 18, Hans Pawlson 16, Christopher Pawlson 14, Canute Pawlson 10, Ole Pawlson 4, Herber Pawlson 6. (Transcribed as found without fixing the spelling errors.)

Found in the 1880 - 1900 censuses at Rock, Mitchell, Iowa:
1880: Knut Paulson 59, Herbe Paulson 58, Paul Paulson 31, Jack Paulson 29, Knute Paulson 19, Ole Paulson 14.

1885: Knud Paulson 15, Oube Paulson 63, Ole Paulson 19.

1900: Knudt K Paulson 38, Anna Paulson 20, Hellen Paulson 1, Knut Paulson 78.

Knud Paulson died on May 16, 1904 at Rock, Mitchell, Iowa and is buried at the Rock Creek Lutheran Church Cemetery at Meroa, Cedar, Mitchell, Iowa.

His Obituary can be found at:

There is also a memorial for him at Find a Grave #51502421 with photos of his gravestone and him with his wife.


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