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Gurina Randaberg Munson Westwick
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Birth: Jan. 30, 1867, Norway
Death: Aug. 23, 1936
Hamilton County
Iowa, USA

Some of Adolph's earliest recollection were of getting up at 2:30 in the morning and fishing for lobster. he would do this from spring until late fall in Norway. He also remembered that when he was going to school, it would be so dark at the end of the day that his mother would meet him with a lantern.

Adolph was engaged to Gurina before he came to this country, perhaps as young as seventeen. When he was able to accumulate enough money, he sent for her.

Gurina arrived in America with Enok Westwick and family. the story is told that they were separated in New York due to awkward train connection and were not reunited until their arrival in Illinois. This was rather upsetting experience for someone coming to America for the first time.

At first, Adolph worked around Ottawa, Illinois, in the employ of John Norem, descendants of whom still reside in the Ottawa area. Adolph and Gurina were married in 1889 at the residence of a Mr. Thorsen in Chicago, an uncle of the bride. July fourth was the setting for this occasion, solemnized by a "Pastor Jules" from a large Lutheran church in Chicago.

Adolph and Gurina journeyed to Iowa and bought a farm west of the Rose Grove Church, and spent most of their lives on various places in that area. In 1914, Adolph was able to go back to Norway for a short visit while Helmick Westick took care of the farm. Happy times were recalled when he returned and surprised the people on the home-place. Needless to say, not much chicken dinner was eaten that day, because of all the excitement.

Source: The Westwick Tree by Russell Enokson, 1970.
Family links: 
  Adolph Jacobsen Westwick (1866 - 1949)
  Infant Westwick (____ - 1892)*
  Jacob Bernhart Westwick (1890 - 1901)*
  Mabel Westwick Edvenson (1893 - 1936)*
  Arthur G. Westwick (1896 - 1971)*
  Gertie Westwick (1897 - 1897)*
  Anna Bell Westwick Johnson (1898 - 1993)*
  Jesse Marion Westwick (1901 - 1991)*
  Alma May Westwick Coles (1904 - 1986)*
  Gladys Westwick Eppard (1907 - 1988)*
*Calculated relationship
Rose Grove Cemetery
Hamilton County
Iowa, USA
Maintained by: NLColes
Originally Created by: Cathy Dayton
Record added: Sep 18, 2010
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Gurina Randaberg <i>Munson</i> Westwick
Added by: NLColes
Gurina Randaberg <i>Munson</i> Westwick
Added by: NLColes
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