Martinius Olai Bakke

Martinius Olai Bakke

Birth
Drobak, Frogn kommune, Akershus fylke, Norway
Death 7 Oct 1952 (aged 85)
Drobak, Frogn kommune, Akershus fylke, Norway
Burial Drobak, Frogn kommune, Akershus fylke, Norway
Memorial ID 89185788 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Here's some biographical material written by Pete Pinckney, Jr., a Lund family researcher:

"Martin Backie married two of my great-grand aunts. In 1893 he married Hulda Lund in Cheboygan, Michigan. For some reason they moved to Denver, and she died there in 1896.

In 1902 Martin returned to Cheboygan and married Hulda's younger sister, Christina Lund. Six months after this marriage, Christina died from complications of childbirth. Martin had Christina buried beside Hulda in Pine Hill Cemetery, Cheboygan, Michigan. Martin disappeared, but I have found records of him crossing the Atlantic a couple times.

Martin and Christina's child survived and was named Christine Backie, born in late-January of 1903. Not much is known about Christine except that she was raised by her maternal grandparents, married young, and had somewhat of a bad reputation. I was told that she died of syphilis in a state institution, but that info came from her ex-husband's family.

I know that Martin was a steamboat engineer, and have found records hinting that Jean and Martin came over from Norway together, and Jean was also an engineer. Sam Backie is also mentioned, living in St. Ignace, MI. Sam was apparently very highly respected."


Family Members

Spouses
Siblings
Children

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Created by: Jerry Bridges
  • Added: 26 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 89185788
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Martinius Olai Bakke (27 Sep 1867–7 Oct 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89185788, citing Drøbak Cemetery, Drobak, Frogn kommune, Akershus fylke, Norway ; Maintained by Jerry Bridges (contributor 47788148) .