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 Johannes Iverson

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Johannes Iverson

Birth
Hurdalsverk, Hurdal kommune, Akershus fylke, Norway
Death
21 Aug 1862 (aged 39)
Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, USA
Burial
Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID
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Biographies, under section 2
Johannes Iverson born September 15 1821
"Indians Attack At Lake Florida"
On Thursday, August 21 1862, a band of Indians appeared at the home of a Johannes Iverson, north of Lake Florida. Mr. Iverson was in the field where the Indians found him. They talked, in a friendly manner with him until one of their number whipped a gun from under his blanket and shot him.
Mrs. Iverson and the younger children were not molested, but their daughter, Mary, was taken captive. Her screams frightened the pony, on which she was placed, making it run away, which gave her an opportunity to slip off the pony and escape.
Mrs. Iverson, knowing nothing of the uprising and thinking this was a wandering band, took her baby and started for Norway Lake for help. It was only on reaching Norway Lake that she learned of the general Outbreak.
The other children, who had been left at home, became frightened at the thought of the Indians returning, and elected to spend the night in the fields. The next day they started for Norway Lake, but became lost. Their fright at being lost turned to terror when they saw a caravan, which they believed belonged to the Indians.
Mary and her brother, John, picked up the younger children and began to run across the prairie with them on their backs. They were quickly overtaken, however, by three horsemen from the caravan, which proved to be a rescue party from Forest City, and which brought the children to their mother at Norway Lake."
Note: Hurdal church record no. 22 in Statsarkivet, Oslo, verifies the birthdate of Johan Andreas as January 21 1851.
"From USA TO HURDAL TO BAPTIZE THE CHILD"

"Yesterday there was a rather rare baptism in Hurdal church. There the son of Gloria Everson and Peter Miller from Minnesota in the U.S.A. Kristen Iversen Miller was baptized precisely 125 years after his gr-gr-grandfather and gr-gr-grandparents emigrated from Skrukklia in Hurdal, where they partly had lived in sod houses.
This story starts in the 1850's in Skrukklia, where Johannes Iversen Brustuen and wife Kari Johnsdatter Brustuen lived with their children. In 1851 or 1852 the family increased by a son, Johan Andreas, who is baptized in Hurdal church before the emigration to the U.S.A. This boy then becomes the grandfather of Gloria and little Kristen's greatgrandfather--who was to be baptized in the same baptismal font 125 years later.
Johannes Iverson came to America in 1852 along with his wife Kari Johnsdatter,, and children John Andrew and Alvina Betsey Marie. According to the 1870 census records for Monongalia County Minnesota, 2 of their children were born in Wisconsin. These 2 were Bennett Martin and Lina Caroline. According to Lutheran church records, Johannes and Karie settled in or near Norway Lake around 1858-1860. The family had a small settlement near Crook Lake in Monongalia County; which is now Kandiyohi County. Johannes was killed by the Sioux Indians during the Sioux Indian War of 1862. He was out in a meadow near his settlement at Crook Lake when he was ambushed and killed by the Indians. I have several Minnesota history source records to verify this information. His oldest daughter, Alvina, or Mary as she was referred to in the history books, was also captured by the Sioux. They placed her on a pony, however the pony spooked and ran off with Mary on it. Mary managed to jump off the pony and hide in a bush to avoid her capture. She was later reunited with her mother and brothers and sisters.... Johannes is buried on the old Claim near Crook Lake where he and his family settled in Monongalia County Minnesota. (now Kandiyohi County)

Biographies, under section 2
Johannes Iverson born September 15 1821
"Indians Attack At Lake Florida"
On Thursday, August 21 1862, a band of Indians appeared at the home of a Johannes Iverson, north of Lake Florida. Mr. Iverson was in the field where the Indians found him. They talked, in a friendly manner with him until one of their number whipped a gun from under his blanket and shot him.
Mrs. Iverson and the younger children were not molested, but their daughter, Mary, was taken captive. Her screams frightened the pony, on which she was placed, making it run away, which gave her an opportunity to slip off the pony and escape.
Mrs. Iverson, knowing nothing of the uprising and thinking this was a wandering band, took her baby and started for Norway Lake for help. It was only on reaching Norway Lake that she learned of the general Outbreak.
The other children, who had been left at home, became frightened at the thought of the Indians returning, and elected to spend the night in the fields. The next day they started for Norway Lake, but became lost. Their fright at being lost turned to terror when they saw a caravan, which they believed belonged to the Indians.
Mary and her brother, John, picked up the younger children and began to run across the prairie with them on their backs. They were quickly overtaken, however, by three horsemen from the caravan, which proved to be a rescue party from Forest City, and which brought the children to their mother at Norway Lake."
Note: Hurdal church record no. 22 in Statsarkivet, Oslo, verifies the birthdate of Johan Andreas as January 21 1851.
"From USA TO HURDAL TO BAPTIZE THE CHILD"

"Yesterday there was a rather rare baptism in Hurdal church. There the son of Gloria Everson and Peter Miller from Minnesota in the U.S.A. Kristen Iversen Miller was baptized precisely 125 years after his gr-gr-grandfather and gr-gr-grandparents emigrated from Skrukklia in Hurdal, where they partly had lived in sod houses.
This story starts in the 1850's in Skrukklia, where Johannes Iversen Brustuen and wife Kari Johnsdatter Brustuen lived with their children. In 1851 or 1852 the family increased by a son, Johan Andreas, who is baptized in Hurdal church before the emigration to the U.S.A. This boy then becomes the grandfather of Gloria and little Kristen's greatgrandfather--who was to be baptized in the same baptismal font 125 years later.
Johannes Iverson came to America in 1852 along with his wife Kari Johnsdatter,, and children John Andrew and Alvina Betsey Marie. According to the 1870 census records for Monongalia County Minnesota, 2 of their children were born in Wisconsin. These 2 were Bennett Martin and Lina Caroline. According to Lutheran church records, Johannes and Karie settled in or near Norway Lake around 1858-1860. The family had a small settlement near Crook Lake in Monongalia County; which is now Kandiyohi County. Johannes was killed by the Sioux Indians during the Sioux Indian War of 1862. He was out in a meadow near his settlement at Crook Lake when he was ambushed and killed by the Indians. I have several Minnesota history source records to verify this information. His oldest daughter, Alvina, or Mary as she was referred to in the history books, was also captured by the Sioux. They placed her on a pony, however the pony spooked and ran off with Mary on it. Mary managed to jump off the pony and hide in a bush to avoid her capture. She was later reunited with her mother and brothers and sisters.... Johannes is buried on the old Claim near Crook Lake where he and his family settled in Monongalia County Minnesota. (now Kandiyohi County)


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