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Karen Thorsdatter Tofte Boesen
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Birth: 1857
Ringebu kommune
Oppland fylke, Norway
Death: Dec. 29, 1916
Douglas County
Minnesota, USA

This is Karen Tofte, the 2nd wife of Peter Boesen. She was born in Ringebu Parish, Oppland, Norway, at the Tofte farm.
Her father was Thore Iversen Tofte, b. 1829 in Ringebu, died 1899 in Belle River Twp., Douglas County, MN.

Karen had two daughters when she married Peter Boesen, Selma and Maria Tofte. On the census of 1900, they have a son together also.

On the 1865 census in Ringebu, Oppland, Norway with her parents and some of the siblings. Another sister was born later, for sure, named Oline Thorsdatter Tofte, who also was in Douglas County, Minnesota.

Census year: 1865
Municipality: Ringebu
Municipality number: 0520
Name of domicile: Tofte
Number of persons in this domicile: 10
Name Family status Marital status Occupation Birth year Place of birth Ethnicity
1. Thor Iversen Head of household married Farmer and farm owner, born 1829 in Nord Frons Parish, Oppland, Norway
2. Sigri Olsdatter, his wife, married, born 1827 in Sønd Frons Parish.
3. Engebret Thorsen, their son, born 1854 at Ringebo Parish, Oppland, Norway
4. Karen Thorsdatter, their daughter, born 1858 at Ringebo Parish.
5. Gorine Mattia Thorsdatter, their daughter, born 1863 at Ringebo Parish.

Others living there - Anne and Mari are hired girls,
6. Anne Johannesdatter ug Tjenestepige 1847 Ringebo Prgj.
7. Mari Østensdatter ug Tjenestekvinde 1838 Ringebo Prgj.

8. Amund Iversen could be the brother of Thor Iversen, the farm owner. He is a carpenter.
Amund Iversen Inderst ug Snedker 1828 Nord Frons Prgj.

9. Tjœstel could be the brother of Thor Iversen and Amund Iversen. He is a farmworker.
Tjøstel Iversen Inderst ug Gaardsbrugsarbeider 1831 Nord Frons Prgj.

10. Ragnhild Iversdatter maybe is the sister to all those Iversen men. She is a spinner.
Ragnhild Iversdatter Inderstekvinde ug Spinderske 1835 Ringebo Prgj.

Carrie T Boesen
United States Census, 1900
Carrie T Boesen
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Belle River Township, Douglas, Minnesota, United States
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Feb 1858
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Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Peder Boesen Head M 65 Denmark
Carrie T Boesen Wife F 42 Norway
Peter T Boesen Son M 1 Minnesota
Maria Tafte Stepdaughter F 16 Norway
Selma Tafte Stepdaughter F 6 Minnesota
the son went by the name Theodore Boesen, or Peter T. Boesen. 
Family links: 
  Thore Iversen Tofte (1829 - 1899)
  Peter Boesen (1835 - 1923)
  Peter Theodore Boesen (1899 - 1992)*
  Karen Thorsdatter Tofte Boesen (1857 - 1916)
  Gurine Thorsdatter Tofte Brakken (1863 - 1928)*
  Oline Thoresdatter Tofte (1872 - 1921)*
*Calculated relationship
Nelson Cemetery
Douglas County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Sec. 2 Blk 8 Lot 2E
GPS (lat/lon): 45.87811, -95.2534
Created by: Rose
Record added: Oct 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98483936
Karen Thorsdatter <i>Tofte</i> Boesen
Added by: Rose
Karen Thorsdatter <i>Tofte</i> Boesen
Added by: Rose
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