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My great-great grandma, Berit

August 9, 2015
Berit and Einar Bonde, parents of Tosten Bonde, who settled in Nerstrand, Minnesota, along with his wife Ingabor.  They were parents of my grandpa Carl T.

Berit and Einar Bonde, parents of Tosten Bonde, who settled in Nerstrand, Minnesota, along with his wife Ingabor. They were parents of my grandpa Carl T.

Berit, daughter of a land owner in Vang, Norway, was born in 1801. Her husband, Thorstein Bonde, got into financial trouble, left her, then died in Lillehammer.
Five years later Berit married Einar Halvorson Groven, son of a soldier, but a man who knew how to farm. Of interest, Einar took the name of Berit’s farm, “Bonde.” Berit had children from her first marriage, but with Einar, they had two kids who survived to adulthood, Halvor and Tosten. They emigrated with their sons to the United States in 1849.

Einar died in 1875, Berit died two years later.

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