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Re: Lutheran Home for Children

EVENSON, EVANSON, EVENSEN, NILSON, NILSEN, NELSON, FARESETH, FURUSETH, HAAKENSEN

Posted By: Sarah Thorson Little (email)
Date: 11/21/2017 at 02:59:51

In Response To: Lutheran Home for Children (Karen)

Karen, I did some looking for you and located the girls in the census records and also Melva's death and burial information, as well as Wisconsin birth and baptismal records. I also found historical information and photographs.

The orphanage was the United Norwegian Lutheran Church Orphan Home [AKA Beloit Children’s Home] locared near Beloit in Lyon County, Iowa. It was located across the river from Canton, South Dakota in the very northwest corner of the state of Iowa.

Censuses:

United Norwegian Lutheran Church Orphan Home [AKA Beloit Children’s Home]

Nora Evenson, age 6, born in April 1894 in Wisconsin
Mina Evenson, age 4, born in December 1895 in Wisconsin

1900 Census: Lyon, Lyon County, Iowa; T623, Roll: 445; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 60;

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Nora M. Evanson, age 16, born in Wisconsin
Mina L. Evanson, age 14, born in Wisconsin

1910 Census: Lyon, Lyon County, Iowa; T624, Roll: 406; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 65;

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Beloit Cemetery in Beloit, Lyon County, Iowa [just across the river from Canton, South Dakota]

Melvie Evenson
1892 --- 1899

Findagrave link: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/58843783/melvie-evenson

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Burial list of Beloit Orphanage: Melvie Evenson died May 17, 1899 at the age of 7.

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Wisconsin Birth Index:
Baby Evenson
Birth Date 25 July 1892
Birthplace La Crosse City, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Father's Name Nils Evenson
Mother's Name Bertha Nilson

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Baby Girl Evanson
Birth Date 28 April 1894
Birthplace La Crosse City, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Father's Name Nels Evanson
Mother's Name Betse Nelson

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Links to histories and photos:

http://www.ameshistory.org/tribunearchives/beloit-childrens-home

https://digital.grinnell.edu/islandora/object/grinnell%3A13735/datastream/OBJ/view

http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2014/07/23/peeling-back-time-old-orphanage-near-canton/13030

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I also located their parents' marriage listing grandparents:

Name Nils Evensen

Marriage
20 May 1891
Place La Crosse, Wisconsin
Gender Male
Race White
Birthplace Coon Valley, Wisconsin
Father's Name Even Fareseth
Mother's Name Anne M. Fareseth
Spouse's Name Berthe M. Nilsen
Spouse's Gender Female
Spouse's Race White
Spouse's Birthplace Melvina, Wisconsin
Spouse's Father's Name Nikolai Nilsen
Spouse's Mother's Name Marie Haakensen

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Nils Evensen and Bertha Marie Nilsen
Church Name: St Paul's Lutheran Church in La Crosse, Wisconsin

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Name: Melvi Emelie Evensen
Event Type: Baptism
Birth Date: 25 July 1892
Baptism Date: 4 September 1892
Baptism Place: La Crosse, Wisconsin
Father: Nils Evensen
Mother: Berthe Evensen
Church Name: St Paul's Lutheran Church in La Crosse, Wisconsin

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Name: Nora Mathilde Evenson
Event Type: Baptism
Birth Date: 28 April 1894
Baptism Date: 14 May 1894
Baptism Place: La Crosse, Wisconsin
Father: Nils Evenson
Mother: Bertha Evenson
Church Name: St Paul's Lutheran Church in La Crosse, Wisconsin

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Name: Mina Louise Evensen
Event Type: Baptism
Birth Date: 1896
Baptism Date: 1 Mar 1896
Baptism Place: Cashton, Wisconsin
Father: Nils Evensen
Mother: Bertha Marie Evensen
Church Name: Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cashton, Wisconsin

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Berthe Marie Evensen
Burial
Birth Place: Melvina, Wisconsin
Death Date: January 1897
Burial Date: 13 January 1897
Church Name: Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cashton, Wisconsin

Glad I could help.

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