Margit <I>Syvertsdatter</I> Borgen

Margit Syvertsdatter Borgen

Death 26 Jul 1891 (aged 79)
Minnesota, USA
Burial Pennock, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 40565528 · View Source
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Margit Syvertsdatter was born in Norway, probably in Buskerud County, on March 2, 1812. Aside from the fact that her father was obviously named Syvert, her parents are unknown.

Sometime around 1838, she married Swen Gunderson Borgen, probably in Numedal, Buskerud. They had at least three children there, one of them born in Numedal. Margit and Swen, with their children, came to America around 1855 or so. They spent some time in Rock County, Wisconsin, because their daughter Birgitte was married there in 1859. They wound up in the East Norway Lake area of Kaddiyohi County, Minnesota, where they spent the rest of their lives.

Margit died in Kandiyohi County on July 26, 1891 and is buried in the East Norway Lake Lutheran Church Cemetery in Pennock. (research by Ken)

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 40565528
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Margit Syvertsdatter Borgen (2 Mar 1812–26 Jul 1891), Find a Grave Memorial no. 40565528, citing East Norway Lake Lutheran Church Cemetery, Pennock, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Jo (contributor 47036014) .