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Knute Gulliksen Lee
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Birth: Apr. 20, 1852
Winneshiek County
Iowa, USA
Death: Oct. 3, 1905
Polk County
Minnesota, USA

Biography/Research notes by:
Martha Jane (Schliesser) Hicks

My great-great grandfather, Knute, was the second of fourteen children born to his parents, Gullik Knudsen Lien and Berit Knudsdatter Ostrem. His parents had immigrated to the USA from Norway two years before he was born. The family farm and homestead were located in Springfield Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa.

Knute married Synneva Olsdatter Borsheim (Susan) on September 21, 1875, in Springfield Township. They had eight children: four sons and four daughters. The first four were born in Iowa. In 1882, the family moved to the Village of Ada in Norman County, Minnesota, which is where the younger four children were born.

Knute was elected as the third sheriff of Norman County, Minnesota. He served in that role from 1884 to 1890.

In church records, Knute's first name is spelled "Knud" and his last name is "Lien," which is his original Norwegian surname. (His family acquired this name in Norway by virtue of residence on the Lien farm (formerly named the Septon farm). Knute shortened/anglicized the surname to Lee, which is first seen on his civil marriage record in 1875.

In addition to the children listed in links below, Knute and Berit also had a son named George Orlando (born 1878).

By Martha Jane (Schliesser) Hicks

Family links: 
  Gullik Knudsen Lien (1815 - 1903)
  Berit Knudsdatter Ostrem Lien (1826 - 1904)
  Synneva Olsdatter Borsheim Lee (1857 - 1905)*
  Bertha May Lee Johnson (1876 - 1940)*
  Alice Matilda Kristiana Lee Schliesser (1879 - 1962)*
  Willard Clarence Lee (1881 - 1938)*
  Emma Cornelia Lee Simonson (1886 - 1983)*
  Kyle Synovia Lee (1890 - 1890)*
  Raymond Allen Lee (1894 - 1974)*
  Kenneth Salvenus Lee (1898 - 1948)*
  Sarah Lien Jorgenson (1850 - 1934)*
  Knute Gulliksen Lee (1852 - 1905)
  Kari Gulliksdatter Lien (1853 - 1873)*
  Marit Lien Gullickson (1855 - 1888)*
  Kjirsti Gulliksdatter Lien (1856 - 1926)*
  Bertha Lien Norby (1857 - 1929)*
  Isabelle Lien Dahl (1859 - 1944)*
  Ole Gulliksen Lee (1861 - 1934)*
  Gertrude Gulliksdatter Lien Livingstone (1862 - 1950)*
  Christopher Gulliksen Lien (1864 - 1942)*
  Anna Gulliksdatter Lien (1866 - 1893)*
  Guri Gulliksdatter Lien (1867 - 1874)*
  Christine Gulliksdatter Lien (1869 - 1900)*
  Elvina Gulliksdatter Lien (1872 - 1890)*
*Calculated relationship
Ada Cemetery
Norman County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Old Sec 1-25A
GPS (lat/lon): 47.29601, -96.50101
Maintained by: Martha Jane (Schliesser)...
Originally Created by: rememberme
Record added: Jul 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39394692
Knute Gulliksen Lee
Added by: Connie Ferris
Knute Gulliksen Lee
Added by: Connie Ferris
Knute Gulliksen Lee
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Glad you were in my care for a little while and happy to place you in the hands of your Great Great Grandaughter.
- Connie Ferris
 Added: Jul. 7, 2014
Just adding a flower to the Lien Family Tree. Knut was the brother of my Great-Grandmother, Bertha Lien.
- Connie Ferris
 Added: May. 3, 2012

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