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Carrie Gaare Baker
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Birth: Oct. 9, 1863
Sør-Trøndelag fylke, Norway
Death: Dec. 30, 1946
Cass County
North Dakota, USA

Carrie Johnson (Gaare) was born 9 Oct 1863 at Haltdalen,Sør Trondelag, Norway to parents, Ole Johnson Gaare (26 Aug 1819-9 Nov 1904) and Sigri Pettersen Gjelseth Ness Gaare (9 Mar 1834-3 Feb 1920). Both of Carrie's parents were natives of Norway, Ole coming from Haltdalen and Sigri from Selbu, in Sør Trondelag.

Carrie had three brothers. They were: John Ole 13 Oct 1858-9 Jan 1950 (Anne Kroshus 13 Mar 1858-6 Jul 1908), Peder ca 1861-ca 1898 and Peter O. "Pat" 28 Mar 1868 - 8 Dec 1954 (Emma M. Kjolberg 11 May 1868-10 Nov 1917).

Carrie came to the US with her parents and two of her brothers in 1866. They lived in Allamakee County, Iowa and Spring Grove, MN prior to coming to the Perley area where they farmed in Viding Twp. Clay County and Lee Twp. Norman County until 1926 when they moved into Perley.

After their marriage in 1889, Ferd and Carrie moved to Duluth, MN for a few years before returning to Vermont about 1894. In 1895 they moved to the Perley, MN area. They settled on a farm that was 5 miles east and two and one-half miles south of Perley, MN in Viding Township of Clay County. They farmed there a few years before moving to Lee Township.

Ferdinand and Carrie were the parents of four children: Emily Othelia 29 Nov 1889-7 Jan 1973 (Gilbert Crosby 19 Aug 1891-10 Aug 1943), Sadie Mae 19 Sep 1891-20 Jan 1980 (Bernt Cornelius Olson 27 Sep 1885-12 Jan 1978), Henry Edward 9 Oct 1894-4 Jan 1913 and Edna Amanda 4 Jul 1900-26 Oct 1995 (Chester Arthur Dosland 2 Dec 1898-18 May 1988). The Gilbert Crosbys homesteaded in Montana. The Bernt Olsons moved to Vancouver, WA and the Chester Doslands lived in the Perley/Hendrum area.

Ferdinand and Carrie moved to Fargo, ND in October 1943 and began living at Bethany Homes. Ferdinand passed away at Fargo, Cass County, ND 22 May 1944 at the age of 77. Funeral services for him were held at the Bethania Lutheran Church, rural Perley, MN on May 26, 1944. Pastor Thomas Anderson officiated at the services. Pallbearers were: G.E. Ericksen, Harold Hult, Ben Millang, Peter Danielson, L. R. Stennes and E. S. Houglum. He was known for his friendliness and neighborliness as well as his civic pride.

Carrie continued living in Fargo and passed away 30 Dec 1946 at the age of 83. Funeral services for her were held at the Bethania Lutheran Church, rural Perley, where their family had attended services for many years on January 4, 1947. Rev. Thomas Anderson officiated at her service. Pallbearers were Ben Millang, Peter Danielson, Lars Stennes, Thormon Dosland, Ralph Woodcock and Arthur Christenson. Carrie was held in high regard and respected by her friends as a loving mother and faithful and active church member. 
Family links: 
  Ole Johnson Gaare (1816 - 1904)
  Sigri Ness Gaare (1834 - 1920)
  Ferdinand Baker (1866 - 1944)*
  Henry Edward Baker (1894 - 1913)*
*Calculated relationship
Bethania Lutheran Church Cemetery
Norman County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: DAJacob
Record added: Nov 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79702145
Carrie <i>Gaare</i> Baker
Added by: DAJacob
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