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Berthe Marie Nelson Halvorson
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Birth: Feb. 10, 1860
Oppland fylke, Norway
Death: May 14, 1917
Polk County
Minnesota, USA

Berthe Marie Nelson
born: 10 Feb 1860 Vestre Toten Parish, Nordforden, Christiana (Oslo) Norway
Died: 14 May 1917 Hill River township: Polk Co., Minnesota at Oscar & Clara Miller home of a heart condidtion - 57 yrs 3 mos 4 days

Bertha's maiden name was Nilsdatter (datter at the end of a name meant daughter just as a son would put son or sen after the father's first name such as Johnsen). In America, it then became Nilsen than to the English Nelson.
Her father was Nils Hansen Sandbakken. In America, he took the last name of Sandbakken. The common practice in Norway was for children to take their father's first name and add sen (Son in English) or datter to it. Thus, in Norway, all the Nils' children would have had the name of Nilsdatter or Nilsen.

Bertha Marie gave birth to Raymond when she was 44 years old. After his birth, Bertha's health deteriorated from a heart condition, so Clara cared for Raymond off and on for several years. In May 1917, four month's before Raymond's 13th birthday, Bertha died at Clara's home. Two years after Raymond was born, Clara married Oscar Miller.

Cross reference - Sunde & Sorensen & Sandbakken families
Mrs. MO (Berthe Marie) Halvorson who on her 9 th of April, left for a visit to her daughter in Hill River, died at that place Monday morning, at 6:30 o'clock. May 14, 1917, at the age of 57 years, three month and four days. Bertha Marie Halverson was born in Vestre, Toten , Norway, on February, 10, 1860. In 1882 she came to America, settling in Michigan, which state the deceased was employed for two years, and in 1884, came to Waseca county, Minnesota, where she was married to Martin O. Halverson on June 24, 1885. In 1905 Mr. and Mrs. Halverson moved from Waseca county to McIntosh, this county, where Mr. H. Bought a farm, about six miles north-east of that place. On July 17, 1907, they took a homestead north of Gully which now is their home. Eight children were born to them, who are: Mrs. Oscar A. Miller, Mrs. Victor Enerson, Mrs. Ed. Enerson, Mrs. John Johnson, Miss Agnes Halverson, Carl, Oscar and Raymond Halverson, the youngest being 12 years of age. Deceased had not enjoyed good health for the past twenty-seven years, and for the past few years she was subject to heart disease, but the real cause of death was bronchial pneumonia, the result of a bad cold of only a few days duration. The funeral was held on Wednesday, the 16 th, at 2 o'clock PM, in the Lund Synod church at Gully, burial taking place in the church cemetery. The floral offerings were beautiful, and seldom equals, which bore testimony to the respect in which deceased was held. All her children were present at the funeral expect Mrs. Oscar A. Miller and Mrs. Victor Enerson. Also many of her friends from far off were present. Rev. Rev. Stensgaard, of the Synod Lutheran church, preached two able sermons, one in English and one in the Norwegian language.
Family links: 
  Nels Hans Sandbakken (1834 - 1903)
  Karen Thomasdtr Sandbakken (1829 - 1918)
  Martin O Halvorson (1862 - 1949)
  Clara Pauline Halvorson Miller (1886 - 1984)*
  Olga Natalia Halvorson Enerson (1887 - 1918)*
  Oscar Melvin Halvorson (1889 - 1961)*
  Helen Alma Halvorson Enerson (1891 - 1986)*
  Helmina Marie Halvorson Johnson (1892 - 1933)*
  Carl M Halvorson (1894 - 1961)*
  Agnes Emelia Halvorson Dahlberg (1896 - 1979)*
  Raymond W Halvorson (1904 - 1930)*
  Helena Nilsdtr HANSEN Johnson (1855 - 1941)*
  Berthe Marie Nelson Halvorson (1860 - 1917)
  Helmine Helen Hansen Enevold (1862 - 1936)*
  Thomas Nels Sandbakken (1871 - 1947)*
*Calculated relationship
Lund Lutheran Cemetery
Polk County
Minnesota, USA
Maintained by: Mary Neste
Originally Created by: Jo
Record added: Apr 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36490597
Berthe Marie <i>Nelson</i> Halvorson
Added by: Mary Neste
Berthe Marie <i>Nelson</i> Halvorson
Added by: Mary Neste
Berthe Marie <i>Nelson</i> Halvorson
Added by: Jo
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- Mary Neste
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