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Severt Henjum
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Birth: Sep. 3, 1875
Minnehaha County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Dec. 1, 1957
Minnehaha County
South Dakota, USA


Severt Henjum was born in Minnehaha County, South Dakota on September 3, 1875 to Knute and Botilda (Grinde) Henjum. He was one of 11 children born to the couple, who were pioneers of the county. Severt's siblings included sisters Caroline, Unie, Martha, Gertrude and Severine. He also had five brothers: James, Nels, Alvin, Conrad Benjamin and John K.

He never married and had no children. Severt worked at several trades, including clerking for the pioneer merchant J.I Howe of Garretson, carrying mail in Garretson for several years and as a barber in Sherman. Severt also farmed in the Granvile, North Dakota area for several years and worked as a painter and paper hanger as well as a farm hand in the Garretson area.

Severt's fist loved was music, the violin in particular. He supplied music for dances and get-togethers in those early days. For awhile, he had an orchestra, which he conducted. It was called "Severt Henjum's Old and New Time Orchestra." The group played for several years in Minnehaha County.

Severt suffered a stroke while tuning his violin and died. The date was November 23, 1957.

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Family links: 
  Knute Nelson Henjum (1845 - 1932)
  Botilda Grinde Henjum (1850 - 1923)
  James A Henjum (1872 - 1933)*
  Nels Henjum (1873 - 1958)*
  Severt Henjum (1875 - 1957)
  Martha Henjum Quamen (1877 - 1952)*
  Unnie Henjum (1879 - 1923)*
  John K. Henjum (1882 - 1965)*
  Caroline Henjum Best (1884 - 1974)*
  Severine Henjum (1885 - 1889)*
  Conrad Benjamin Henjum (1891 - 1978)*
*Calculated relationship
Norway Lutheran Cemetery
Minnehaha County
South Dakota, USA
Created by: dells
Record added: Jan 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46762876
Severt Henjum
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Severt Henjum
Added by: dells
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