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Berthe Larsdtr "Jennie" Myra Furua
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Birth: Aug. 5, 1847
Gran
Oppland fylke, Norway
Death: Mar. 25, 1883
Tansem
Clay County
Minnesota, USA

Gran parish records state that she was born 28 July 1847 on the Hougtvedeiet farm, near Gran, Norway. She was baptized at one of the famous Sister Churches at Gran. On the 1865 census she was listed on the Knarud farm, living with her mother's parents. There a young Stephen Hansen Furua also worked.

Bertha came to America with a family group that included her Aunt Kjersti Larsdtr (Mrs. Erick Hanson Haugtvedt) and their children. Erick was Stephen Hansen's half brother.
The group left Norway on 27 April 1871 and took the ship Anna Delius from Oslo to America, arriving at Quebec on June 7, 1871. Shortly after arriving, on 18 November 1871 she married Stephen Hansen Furua at Preston, Fillmore County, MN. Her brother Jens Larson was the witness.

The couple left Fillmore County and moved to Tansem Township in Clay County, MN to begin their married life. They had 6 children. Two died very young. Sadly dtr Lise Marie drowned the day before she was to be married. They buried her in her wedding gown.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Lars Larsen Myra (1818 - 1905)
  Anne Jensdatter Knarud Larsen Myra (1812 - 1882)
 
 Spouse:
  Stephen Hanson Furua (1843 - 1920)
 
 Children:
  Anne "Karine" Hanson Hanson (1872 - 1965)*
  Lise Helene Furua Hanson (1874 - 1874)*
  Hans Lewis Hanson Furua (1875 - 1882)*
  Lise Marie Hanson Furua (1877 - 1903)*
  John "Edwin" Hanson (1880 - 1961)*
  Sever Bernard Hanson (1881 - 1952)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lars Larson (1845 - 1926)*
  Berthe Larsdtr Myra Furua (1847 - 1883)
  Jens Larson (1851 - 1925)*
  Morten Larsen (1854 - 1893)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Do not cry for me dear relatives of Mine
I am in custody of the Lord
I now have found a better home
The Eternal Jerusalem (as translated)
 
Burial:
North Immanuel Cemetery
Norwegian Grove
Otter Tail County
Minnesota, USA
 
Maintained by: Lindalee
Originally Created by: Churndash
Record added: Aug 28, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29392519
Berthe Larsdtr Jennie <i>Myra</i> Furua
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Berthe Larsdtr Jennie <i>Myra</i> Furua
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Berthe Larsdtr Jennie <i>Myra</i> Furua
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