Born in 1953, Mayville, North Dakota (we actually lived in Portland, ND at the time).
Lived for many years in the northern suburbs of Mpls / St. Paul, MN (especially Anoka County) near several large cemeteries. I now live in the Vancouver, WA area.
Have two grown children , and 3 grand-children.
Have been interested in photography for years; and also in visting cemeteries that I know someone there.
Most of my relatives are buried in various parts of Minnesota and eastern North Dakota. However, there are others in Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Oregon, Montana, Washington & Wyoming; also many in British Columbia, Canada.
Paternal names in my family: Vinje (Martin, Anton, Adolf); Olson (Egil, Emma, Ingeborg & Torsten); Brurok (Olaf, Johan); Brun (John, Ingeborg, Amanda, Frans); Hanson (Ingvald); Korstad (Peter, Syver).
Maternal names in my family: Swanson (Swan, Nels, George); Nelson (Nikolai & Andrew); Kjos (Kjerstie & Kjerste), and Lucken (Ole, Nels).
If you are looking for any information on these names, feel free to contact me.