|Birth: ||Mar. 17, 1871, Norway|
|Death: ||Nov. 11, 1944|
Bertha Gunda Potterud, the daughter of John J. and Mathia Monson Potterud, was born March 17, 1871 in Gudbransdal, Norway. She emigrated with her parents in July, 1880, and they settled in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. John Potterud worked for the Rust-Owen Lumber Company. In Norway, the Potteruds were a branch of the Botterud family and elected to substitute P for B in the family name.
Gunda married Joseph Hagen on October 4, 1889. After their marriage, Joseph and Gunda moved to Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where Joseph worked for a logging company (Rust-Owen?). As their family grew, Joseph and Gunda in 1895 moved back to the Hagen home farm which was located about 8 miles south and west of Osseo, Wisconsin. Brother Hans (Henry) had married earlier, and his wife had died, as had two of their four (or five?) children. Hans had re-married and in 1892 moved west to South Dakota with his family.
Joseph and Gunda had seven children: Mabel (1891), Roy (1893), Guy (1894), Marie (1896), Cora (1898), William (1901), and Margaret (1907). Joseph and Gunda spent the rest of their lives working their farm, with the help of their children, until they died. Joseph died December 19, 1934 and Gunda died November 13, 1944. Both are buried in the Elk Creek Cemetery in Hale, WI.
(bio by: jim isbell)
Hale Lutheran Cemetery
Created by: jim isbell
Record added: Jun 16, 2001
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