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Sena Olava Borup Ramstad
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Birth: Nov. 28, 1882
Burnett County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: May 6, 1946
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA

Nelsine Petrine Olava Borup was born November 28, 1882 in Polk Co., Wisconsin, and died May 6, 1946 in Swedish Hospital, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. She married John Martin Ramstad in 1900 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN, son of Peter and Marie Ramstad. He was born May 14, 1879 in Norway, and died Jan 4, 1945 in his home, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. Nelsine (Sena) and John had three children: Myrl Peter Ramstad, Sr., Violet Ramstad, and Glen Ramstad.
Nelsine (Sena) Borup was not a biological child of John Alfred Borup. Her baptismal record lists her father as Frit Madsen. His name has also appeared as Fred Matsen. Frit and Sena's mother, Elin, were never married and there is no further information on him. It is not known if John Borup ever adopted Nelsine, or if she just used the name Borup.
Nelsine was baptized March 11, 1883 at St. Olaf's Lutheran Church near Branstad, Burnett Co., WI. The sponsors were Anne M. Johnsen, Pernelle Nilsen, Cristine Nilsen, Ole C. Nilsen, Nils Andersen and Anton B. Johnsen. She was confirmed at Laketown Lutheran Church in Polk Co., WI. At age 19, Nelsine legally changed her first name to Sena.
Sena was an expert seamstress. Her cause of death was listed as aplastic anemia which she had for 3 ˝ months and for which she had been hospitalized the last two months. At the time of her death, she had lived in Minneapolis, MN for about 46 years and had been a housewife all her life. She was buried May 9, 1946 in Hillside Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Sena's husband, John Martin Ramstad, was a grocer at a grocery store. His name is listed as John Martin Ramsted on his death certificate, but everywhere else his last name is spelled Ramstad. He died of coronary thrombosis due to arteriosclerosis. His death certificate also lists the following: scoliosis; old polio with marked deformity of chest wall. He was buried Monday, January 8, 1945 at Hillside Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. At the time of his death, he lived at 4308 Chicago Ave. in Minneapolis.

Obituary for Sena Borup Ramstad (1882-1946)
RAMSTAD—Sena, age 63, of 4308 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, died Monday, May 6, 1946. She is survived by son Myrl, Osseo, a daughter, Mrs. Violet Crellin, French Camp, California, 2 grandchildren Peggy & Peter, 2 sisters & 5 brothers. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 9th at 1:30 p.m. at Barney Anderson & Son Funeral Home. Interment at Hillside Cemetery. (from The Minneapolis Star-Journal, Wednesday, May 8, 1946)
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  John Alfred Borup (1850 - 1921)
  Elin Randine Nilsen Borup (1851 - 1917)
  John Martin Ramstad (1879 - 1945)
  Myrl Peter Ramstad (1901 - 1959)*
  Violet Ellen Ramstad Crellin (1907 - 1987)*
  Glenn Christian Ramstad (1911 - 1933)*
  William J. Borup (1875 - 1961)**
  Albert Borup (1877 - 1960)**
  Mary Borup Swanson (1879 - 1959)**
  Charles Borup (1880 - 1955)**
  Sena Olava Borup Ramstad (1882 - 1946)
  Louise Borup Sather (1882 - 1965)**
  Christian Martin Borup (1886 - 1961)*
  Josephine Amelia Borup Romlin (1890 - 1939)*
  Olof Norman Borup (1893 - 1982)*
*Calculated relationship
Hillside Cemetery
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: David Coward
Record added: Aug 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41279993
Sena Olava <i>Borup</i> Ramstad
Added by: David Coward
Sena Olava <i>Borup</i> Ramstad
Added by: David Coward
Sena Olava <i>Borup</i> Ramstad
Added by: David Coward
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