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 Bernhard Martinius Larson

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Bernhard Martinius Larson

  • Birth 27 Feb 1852 Drammen, Drammen kommune, Buskerud fylke, Norway
  • Death 12 Jan 1926 Poulsbo, Kitsap County, Washington, USA
  • Burial Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USA
  • Plot 1-A-9 #206
  • Memorial ID 83498731

Bernhard Martinius Larson was born February 27, 1852, in Drammen, Norway. His parents wre Bernhard Larsen and Elen Karine Madsdatter. Bernhard went to Latin school in Drammen but quit when he was about 16 and decided to come to the United States. He served as a cabin boy on a sailing ship plying between Norway, France, Italy and finally to the U.S. It took eleven weeks to make the trip.
Sometime before 1883, Bernhard moved to Clay County, Minnesota, working as a miller for a woman who operated a flour mill on the Buffalo River near Hawley. This lady was sponsoring Norwegian immigrants to America, and one of the young immigrants to arrive was a lovely girl by the name of Elise Saxhaug. Bernhard and Elise were married in 1884.
The next 20 years were busy and challenging, moving several times—Hawley, Fargo, Croll Mill, Lake Park, Moorhead, Comstock, then finally settling down on a farm in Wolverton in 1905. In 1920, they moved to Puyallup, Washington, to be near their daughter, Ella, as well as other relatives.

Bernhard and Elise had nine children:
Ella Marie born May 8, 1885.
Edwin Bernhard born November 19, 1886.
George Norman born February 22, 1889.
Lewis Gunerius burn June 16, 1892.
Roy born July 18, 1894.
William Eugene born August 18, 1897.
Harold Morton born July 10, 1900.
Reuben Sigvald born June 14, 1902.
Thorleif Otis born February 10, 1905.

Elise died in Puyallup, Washington, on February 25, 1925. Bernhard died January 26, 1926 in Poulsbo, Washington. They are buried in Tacoma Cemetery.

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Gravesite Details Bernhard may have later dropped the "h" from his name as indicated on the headstone.
  • Created by: Nancy Stout
  • Added: 15 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83498731
  • Nancy Stout
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bernhard Martinius Larson (27 Feb 1852–12 Jan 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83498731, citing Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Nancy Stout (contributor 47697610) .