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Samuel Hans Evenson

Male 1859 - 1943

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  • Birth  08 Jun 1859  Vermont Twnshp, Dane, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Baptism  27 Jun 1859  Daleyville, Dane, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Perry Norwegian Lutheran
    Census  17 Aug 1860  Vermont Twnshp, Dane, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • "Samuel Evenson"
    Census  25 Jul 1870  Vermont Twnshp, Dane, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • "Samuel Hanson"
    Occupation  1900 
    blacksmith and horse trader 
    Event-Misc  29 Apr 1914  Cass Lake, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Land Patent 401726
      S1/2 of NE1/4 of SE, SW1/4 of SE1/4, E1/2 of SW1/4 of SE1/4 of Section 11 and S1/2 of SW1/4 of Section 12, T141N R30W
      160 acres
    Died  12 Dec 1943  Starbuck, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • heart attack at daughter's home
    Funeral  17 Dec 1943  Barsness Township, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Barsness Church

      Glenwood Herald, Dec. 23, 1943

      Samuel H. Evenson died about midnight Sunday, December 12, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Martin Rye, in Starbuck. He suffered a heart attack during the evening. While Mr. Evenson had not been very active for some time, still he enjoyed fair health.

      Samuel H. Evenson was born in Dane County, Wisconsin, June 9, 1859 of the parents Hans and Inger Evenson. He was confirmed by the pioneer pastor Fjeld. In 1879 he moved to Pope County and bought a piece of land in Barsness township. On April 1, 1881, he was joined in marriage to Ingrid Thorsdatter Disrud, a daughter of Thore and Guri Disrud. Later they sold their first piece of land and bought a farm in Blue Mounds township. In 1909 they moved to Walker, Minnesota, where they secured a homestead. There they took their full share in the pioneer work in that community. The family were members of the Hope Lutheran Congregation. In the year 1931 the congregation tendering the Evensons a fine reception on their Golden Anniversary date of their wedding.

      Samuel and Ingrid Evenson had the following children: Ida, Mrs. Floyd Robinson of Brooten and St. Paul; Henry of Los Angeles, California; Twins, Edward and Anna, died in infancy; Jenny, Mrs. Hans Olson and Emil both of Rolling Forks township; Anna, Mrs. Alfred Erickson of Rice Lake, Wisconsin; Sarah, Mrs. Martin Rye, Starbuck; Mabel, Mrs. Julia(sic) O. Huseth of Parkers Prairie, Minnesota; Edward Gilman; Florence, Mrs. Adolph Bredeson; Clarence and Alice, Mrs. Floyd (sic) Kennedy, all of Walker, Minnesota. There are 47 Grand-children; 34 Great Grand-children; and there are 10 of Evenson's Grandsons serving in the Armed Forces of the United State (sic) of America.

      Funeral services were conducted on Friday, December 17, at 1:30 in the Martin Rye home and at 2:00 in the New Fron Church, pastor M. Casper Johnshoy officiating. Lee Sylvester sang "One Sweetly Solemn Thought" and "Befal Du Dine Veie" accompanied by Mrs. O. H. Wollan who also played for the services.

      Memorial gifts in the total amount of $36.50 were brought in memory of Sam Evenson. These will be listed in due season in the Starbuck TIMES. He was laid to rest in the Cemetery of Barsness Congregation where he took up his first residence, when as a young man of only 20 he came from Dane County, Wisconsin. Among the Memorial Gifts should be mentioned here $3.00 from the Leech Lake Ladies Aid and $3.00 from the Hope Lutheran Ladies Aid of Walker, for the Art Glass Window Fund of Hope Church. Pallbearers for Mr. Evenson were Lewis Stenson, Ole Disrud, Melvin C. Billenus, Reuben Evenson, Oscar Hippe and Carl Disrud.

      From the extensive family circle of relatives and intimate friends the following from a distance were present: Ida, Mrs. Floyd Robinson of St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. Hans Olson and Emil Evenson of Terrace; Mrs. Alfred Erickson of Rice Lake, Wisconsin; Mr. and Mrs. Julius Huseth of Parkers Prairie, Minnesota; also their sons Leland and Raymond; from Walker, Minnesota, the following: Mr. and Mrs. Gilman Evenson; Mrs. Adolph Bredeson; Clarence Evenson; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Kennedy; from Hoffman, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Arenson and daughter Dolores; Shirley Berg of Minneapolis; Mrs. Guri Dahl of Willmar and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Torgerson, also of Willmar; Henry Halvorson of Stanchfield, Wisconsin; Thorwald Disrud and Jennie of Elbow Lake, Minnesota. A special message by telegram was received from Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Harrison, station-master at Emrich, North Dakota.

      Pope County Tribune, December 23, 1943 "Old Pioneer Is Laid to His Last Rest"
      Funeral Services For Sam Evenson Were Held From Fron Church Dec, 17th
      Samuel H. Evenson died about midnight Sunday Dec. 12, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Martin Rye, in Starbuck. He suffered a heart attack during the evening and it was apparent that the end was quickly approaching. He and his wife had been making their home with Mr. and Mrs. Martin Rye since the first part of October this fall. While Mr. Evenson had not been very active for some time, still he enjoyed fair health and deeply appreciated the fine home surroundings afforded him and his wife. On Sunday, Dec. 5th, they were in the Fron Church and partook of communion at the Norse services.

      Samuel H. Evenson was born in Dane county, Wisconsin June 9, 1859, of the parents Hans and Inger Evenson. His parents were among the very earliest settlers in that settlement, known as the "Old Dane County." They both died there about forty years ago. Sam Evenson grew to manhood there. He was confirmed by the pioneer pastor Fjeld. In 1879 he moved to Pope county and bought a piece of land in Barsness township. On April 1, 1881, he was joined in marriage to Ingrid Thorsdatter Disrud, a daughter of Thore and Guri Disrud. Later they sold their first piece of land and bought a farm in Blue Mounds township. In 1909 they moved to Walker, Minnesota where they secured a homestead. There they took their full share in the pioneer work in that community. The family were members of the Hope Lutheran Congregation, organized there by the late pastor L. J. Jerde of Bemidji. In the year 1931 the congregation and community united in tendering the Evensons a fine reception on their Golden anniversary date of their wedding. Rev. Jerde was present and took part in that event. They also had the joy of having all their living children with them on that day. Again on April 1, 1941, upon their 60th wedding anniversary the Evensons received a fine ovation from the Hope Lutheran Church when they were gathered once more for a Festival. Again they had the joy of having the children gathered about them all together. Then pastor Alfred Gunderson served as minister for Hope congrgation. He brought a very fine message on that occasion to remind the honored couple that they were held in high esteem by the congregation and the community.

      Sam Evenson had one brother, Hans, who came to Barsness township and farmed there for many years. He died many years ago. His sisters are all dead. They were the following: Kjersti, Kristine, Thora, Maria, and Carrie.

      Samuel and Ingrid Evenson had the following children: Ida, Mrs. Floyd Robinson of Brooten and St. Paul; Henry, of Los Angeles, Calif.; twins, Edward and Anna, died in infancy; Jenny, Mrs. Hans Olson and Emil, both of Rolling forks township; Anna, Mrs. Alfred Erickson of Rice Lake, Wis.; Sarah, Mrs. Martin Rye, Starbuck; Mabel, Mrs. Julia O. Huseth of Parkers Prairie, Minn.; Edward Gilman; Florence, Mrs. Adolph Bredeson; Clarence and Alice, Mrs. Floyd Kennedy, all of Walker, Minn. There are 47 grandchildren, 34 great grand children and there are 10 of Evenson's grandsons serving in the Armed Forces of the United States.

      Funeral services were conducted on Friday, Dec. 17, at 1:30 in the Martin Rye home and at 2:00 in the New Fron Church, Pastor M. Casper Johnshoy officiating. Leo Sylvester sang "One Sweetly Solemn Thought" and "Befal Du Dine Veie" accompanied by Mrs. O. H. Wollan who also played for the services. The sermon was based upon Revelation 21, giving a portrait of the glories of the New Jerusalem and the eternal presence of the Lord for which every believing soul hopes and yearns. Therefore, the day of Mr. Evenson's passing and the day of his funeral really became days of real rejoicing for him, and in that same spirit should also be a season of rejoicing for all his beloved and which he had hoped for.

      Memorial gifts in the total amount of $36.50 were brought in memory of Sam Evenson. He was laid to rest in the Cemetery of Barsness Congregation where he took up his first residence, when as a young man of only 20 he came from Dane county, Wis. Among the memorial gifts should be mentioned here $3.00 from the Leech Lake Ladies Aid and $3.00 from the Hope Lutheran Ladies Aid of Walker, for the Art Glass Window Fund of Hope Church. Pallbearers for Mr. Evenson were Lewis Stenson, Ole Disrud, Melvin C. Billehus, Reuben Evenson, Oscar Hippe and Carl Disrud.

      From the extensive family circle of relatives and intimate friends the following from a distance were present: Ida, Mrs. Floyd Robinson of St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. Hans Olson and Emil Evenson of Terrace; Mrs. Alfred Erickson of Rice Lake, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Julius Huseth of Parkers Prairie; also their sons Leland and Raymond; from Walker, Minnesota, the following: Mr. and Mrs. Gilman Evenson; Mrs. Adolph Bredeson; Clarence Evenson; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Kennedy; from Hoffman, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Arenson and daughter Dolores; Shirley Berg of Minneapolis; Mrs. Guri Dahl of Willmar and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Torgerson, also of Willmar; Henry Halvorson of Stanchfield, Wis.; Thorwald Disrud and Jennie of Elbow Lake, Minn.

      A special message by telegram was received from Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Harrison, station master at Emrich, N. D. A greeting by letter from Pastor Alfred Gunderson, now of Ulen, Minnesota, but formerly serving Hope Lutheran Church at Walker, was read by Pastor Johnshoy in the services conducted in Starbuck. We quote in part: "The Evenson home was always open and was the scene of many Christian gatherings. I learned to know him as a kind and generous man. He looked on the bright side of life. I remember him especially at Hope Lutheran Church in Walker as one who frequented the Lord's table often. There he received forgiveness and mercy from the Lord Jesus in whom I believe he had sincere faith." Thus the saga of one more of the pioneers has been written. Their ranks are thinning out. Their vision of our country reached far beyond their day. It is now up to the generation that follows them to carry forward the high ideals of industry, hard work and sincerity which characterized their lives. Their genial personalities are gone from among us, but the memory of their work will linger on for years to come. Many friends in the communities where they resided remember the Evenson family these days with expressions of sympathy and good cheer.
    Person ID  I9  The Evenson Tree
    Last Modified  6 Mar 2022 

    Father  Hans Eivindson, Moen under Åse,   b. 29 Jul 1815, Åseneie, Sør-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1892, near Blue Mounds, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Inger Kjersti Hansdatter, Sørum,   b. 28 Jun 1821, Sør Sørum, Sør-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Nov 1898, near Blue Mounds, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  13 Sep 1839  Bagn, Sør-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F4  Group Sheet

    Family  Ingri Disrud,   b. 18 Apr 1863, Milevatnet, Sør-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1950, Walker, Cass, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  01 Apr 1881  Barsness Township, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • at home of the bride's parents in Barsness Township

      Pastor: Rev. Jermstad [W.C.L.Hjermstad] see 50th wedding article for details of the wedding day.
    Census  20 May 1885  Barsness Township, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census  10 Jun 1895  Blue Mounds Township, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Census  18 Jun 1900  Blue Mounds Township, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • "Sam H. Ermsen" "Farmer"
    Event-Misc  29 May 1909  Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • left by horse and wagon to settle near Walker Minnesota
    Census  11 May 1910  Township 141 Range 29, Cass, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • "Engeri"
    Census  06 Jan 1920  Turtle Lake Twnshp, Cass, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • indexed as "Tom and Ingri Conner"
    Census  07 Apr 1930  Turtle Lake Twnshp, Cass, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Anniversary  01 Apr 1931  Walker, Cass, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [13

    • 50th wedding anniversary at the farm in Walker MN

      Pope Country Tribune, April 9, 1931
      "Pioneers Celebrate Golden Wedding"

      Mr. and Mrs. Samuel H. Evenson celebrate 50th anniversary at Walker. A golden wedding of interest to many Pope County people took place at Walker, Minnesota on Wednesday, April 1st, when Mr. and Mrs. Samuel H. Evenson celebrated the event of half a century ago. The celebration came as a genuine surprise to Mr. and Mrs. Evenson. They had planned to return to their old home near Starbuck to celebrate the event on the 12th of April as it was not convenient to arrange fore everything until then. On Tuesday, the day before the wedding, their son, Clarence, took them to Bemidji and managed to delay the trip home until after dark. When the parents came home they found all their children there and also two brothers of Mrs. Evenson and their wives. This was the first happy surprise to have all the children home again. On Wednesday, April 1, at ten o'clock friends started to pour in to help celebrate the great event. A bountiful wedding dinner was served and an appropriate program was held during the afternoon. Rev. Gjerde of Bemidji who took the place of Rev. Magelson who was sick, was present during the day. A very delightful day was enjoyed by all who participated. Samuel H. Evenson and Ingri Disrud were married April 1, 1881 at the home of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. Thore Disrud in the town of Barsness, Pope County. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Jermstad. April 1, 1881 was a great contrast to April 1st of this year. At the time there was so much snow that the fences were covered and it was impossible to follow the roads. Many of the people who attended the wedding therefore came on skiis. Lien Brothers came twenty miles on skiis to attend the wedding. The family lived in Pope County until twenty-two years ago when they moved to Walker, Minnesota where they have made their home. Eleven children, seven girls and four boys blessed their home. All are living and well. On May 29, 1909 the family decided to move to Walker, Minnesota. They drove with two covered wagons, taking with them 5 horses, 24 head of cattle and 80 sheep. The adventure was like living a pioneer life over again as there were no roads to speak of in their new destination and the part of the country they covered going there. They arrived on June 6th. Since that time they have established themselves a comfortable home and have done their share in the development of the new country. Their children who were home to help them celebrate the happy event were: Mrs. H. O. Olson (Jennie), Terrace; Mrs. Floyd Robinson (Ida) of Brooten; Mrs. Alfred Erickson (Anna) Rice Lake, Wis.; Mrs. Sarah Berg, Starbuck; Mrs. J. O. Huset (Mabel), Long Prairie; Mrs. Adolph Brederson (Florence) Starbuck; Mrs. Lloyd Kennedy (Alice) Walker; Henry, Clarence and Gilman Evenson of Walker, and Emil Evenson of Terrace. Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Disrud and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Disrud, brothers of Mrs. Evenson were present at the golden wedding.

      Glenwood Herald, April 9, 1931 "Former Pope Couple Have Golden Wedding"
      At the golden wedding in Turtle Lake township, Cass County, Minn. April 1, 1931, people of the community started to gather at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel H. Evenson to help celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of that worthy couple. On April 1, 1881 at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thore Disrud in Barsness township, Pope county, Minn., Mr. Samuel H. Evenson and Ingri Disrud were married by Rev. H. D. Hjermstad. The roads on that day were so bad that no teams could be used owing to the deep snow and drifts that completely covered the fences so the wedding guests mostly came on skiis up to 16 miles distant, such as Thorstein and Mikkel Lien, Samson Olson and Kristen Halvorson who all came on skiis the distance of 16 miles or more. Today April 1, 1931 we all used automobiles, have good roads only a little muddy in places but give no trouble. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Evenson continued to reside in Pope county until the spring of 1909 when they moved to Cass county, where they now resides. They have raised a family of 11 children, seven girls and four boys namely: Ida, Mrs. Floyd Robinson, Brooten, Minn.; Henry, Turtle Lake township; Jennie, Mrs. Hans Olson, Terrace, Minn.; Emil, Terrace, Minn.; Annie, Mrs. Alfred Erickson, Rice Lake, Wis.; Sarah, Mrs. Anton Berg, Starbuck, Minn.; Mabel, Mrs. J. O. Huset, Long Prairie, Minn.; Gilman, Turtle Lake township; Florence, Mrs. Adolph Bredeson, Starbuck, Minn.; Clarence at home and Alice, Mrs. Lloyd Kennedy, Walker, Minn. There are 38 grand children and 8 great grand children. Mr. and Mrs. Evenson started out with their family, household effects and stock with two covered wagons, bringing five horses, 24 head of cattle and 80 sheep on May the 28, arriving June 6, 1909. There were no roads from Cyphers to their new home so they had to chop down trees in order to get to their homestead. That was 22 years ago this spring. Quite a difference then and now eh. All the children and quite a few of the grand children also some of the great grand children were present at this golden wedding. A good program was arranged for the occasion. Speeches were made by Rev. Jerdee of Bemidji, Minn., Walter Arneson of St. Cloud, Minn. Ed Dahly made the presentation speech and was followed by Floyd Robinson of Brooten, Minn. Fifty years of married life was read by Miss Eleanor Arneson of Brooten. Several songs were sung by Edna and Ralph Dahly and Nora Christianson and three musical selections were rendered on two violins and piano by Hans Olson and Adolph Bredeson playing violins and Mrs. Bredeson on the piano. There were over two hundred guests present and a bounteous dinner was served by the guests. A sum of money, $75 in gold and $25 in silver was given Mr. and Mrs. Evenson by their relatives and friends, expressive of the high honor and esteem in which they are held.
    Census  27 Apr 1940  Turtle Lake Twnshp, Cass, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Anniversary  30 Mar 1941  Walker, Cass, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [13


    • 60th wedding anniversary at Hope Lutheran Church in Walker MN

      Pope County Tribune, April 10, 1941
      "Have Sixtieth Wedding Celebration"
      Program Held at Hope Lutheran Church at Walker Sunday, March 30.

      Mr. and Mrs. Sam Evenson were honored on their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, March 30, at Hope Lutheran Church, Walker. The altar was decorated with a beautiful basket of roses and carnations, the gift of their children.

      The Rev. Alfred Gunderson, pastor of Hope Lutheran, brought the message at the morning festival service. He brought an inspirational message, using as his text, "Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, even as Christ also loved you, and gave himself up for us," taken from Ephesians 5:1-2. Following the service a delicious wedding dinner was served in the church parlors by the ladies aids. The tables were beautifully decorated in a pink and white color scheme. A lovely wedding cake, made and artistically decorated by Mr. J. O. Huset, was the centerpiece. At 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Gunderson presided at the following informal program: Prelude, "Wedding Day at Troldhaugen," Greig, Miss Adele Magelssen; Devotion, Rev. Gunderson; Song, "Sweet Hour of Prayer," by Delores Arneson of Hoffman, a great granddaughter; Recitation, "Nebuchadnezzar" by Violet Robinson of Brooten, a granddaughter; Piano Solo, "Chalet Girls Sunday", by Miss Naomi Magelssen; "To Grandpa and Grandma," a recitation by Janice Evenson, a granddaughter.

      Rev. Gunderson, in addressing Mr. Evenson said, "Perhaps if you were to tell your wife what's on your heart today, you'd say it in the words of the poet:
      "Now we shared our days of gladness And we'd met our days of pain, Times when sky was blue and cloudless; Then the long grey spells of rain. Days it seemed I couldn't travel, Not another weary mile Till I'd catch the glory shining, Out of mother's cheery smile. We've known the joy of children, Yes and had to lose a few (just two) And them we kept the longest-- Well, some ways we've lost them too. And somehow it came over me, How we'd traveled down the years, Till my eyes was sort o'blinded With a sudden mist of tears. Then settin' in that country house Where everything was fine, I stopped and says to mother, As I took her hand in mine, "We didn't have the fixin's, Nor the fuss and feathers too, But Mother, I got paradise that day I wedded you." So we'er back just where we started On that old-time wedding day, Just a trudgin' on together, Toward the sunset of life's way. And tho' hearts are sometimes weary Eyes grow dim and footsteps slow Still we hear love's song at twilight, Sweet as in the long ago."

      Then Rev. Gunderson continued by reading excerpts from the family history, mentioning that Mr. and Mrs. Evenson were united in marriage on the first day of April 1881 at the bride's home in Barsness twp., Pope county, Minnesota by Rev. Hjermstad. Mr. Evenson was born in Dane county, Wis., June 9, 1859 to Mr. and Mrs. Hans Evenson. Mrs. Evenson was born April 18, 1863 to Tore and Guri Disrud in Valdrin, Norway. She came here with her parents when she was a year old. Thirteen children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Evenson, eleven of whom are living and were all present at the anniversary Sunday. There are 45 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.

      Mr. and Mrs. Evenson lived the first 27 years of their married life in Pope county; in 1909 they homesteaded near Walker where they now reside. A song "Jeg Elsker Dig" was sung by Mrs. C. F. Evenson. Mr. Arne Hovde spoke in behalf of the neighbors. Mr. Walter Arneson, of Hoffman spoke for the grandchildren. Mrs. Clarence Evenson of Walker spoke for the 11 "in-laws". Mrs. Mabel Huset of Parkers Prairie spoke for the children and presented a gift from the children to the parents. Miss Josephine McDonald read a poem, "Not Growing Old." The Hope Lutheran Church Choir, under the direction of Mrs. C. F. Evenson then sang "Finlandia" by Sebelius. Preceding the closing hymn and benediction, Rev. Gunderson presented a gift of silver to the Evensons from the relatives and friends.

      Out of town relatives and friends present were the following: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Halvorson, Braham, Minn., (nephew to Mr. Evenson); Mrs. Clarence Swift, Waterville, Minn., (niece to Mr. Evenson); Henry Disrud and daughter, Glenore, Rolla, N. D. (brother of Mrs. Evenson); Mr. and Mrs. James Arneson and Cora Arneson of Brooten (grandchildren); Mrs. Ida Robinson and daughter, Violet, of Brooten (daughter and granddaughter); Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Huset and family of Parkers Prairie (daughter); Mr. and Mrs. Hans Olson, Terrace (daughter); Mr. and Mrs. Emil Evenson, Terrace (son); Mrs. Alfred Erickson, Rice Lake, Wis., (daughter); Mrs. Sarah Berg, Starbuck, (daughter); Mr. and Mrs. Walter Arneson and family, Hoffman, (grandson). The Evenson children living at Walker are: Henry, Gilman, Mrs. Adolph Bredeson (Florence), Clarence, and Mrs. Lloyd Kennedy (Alice).
    Children 
     1. Ida Gurina Evenson,   b. 24 Oct 1881, Barsness Township, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Sep 1963, Brooten, Stearns, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Henry Theodore Evenson,   b. 05 Jan 1883, Blue Mounds Township, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1972, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Jennie Emelia Evenson,   b. 30 Apr 1884, Barsness Township, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Mar 1969, Glenwood, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Emil William Evenson,   b. 28 Apr 1886, Barsness Township, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Dec 1972, Glenwood, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Edward Evenson,   b. 01 Jul 1888, Barsness Township, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jul 1888, Barsness Township, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Anna Christine Evenson,   b. 01 Jul 1888, Barsness Township, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jul 1888, Barsness Township, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Anna Christine Evenson,   b. 13 Jul 1889, Barsness Township, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1980, Rice Lake, Barron, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Sarah Isaline Evenson,   b. 07 Sep 1891, Blue Mounds Township, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1963, Los Gatos, California Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Mabel Jeanette Evenson,   b. 18 Oct 1893, Blue Mounds Township, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jan 1991, Bemidji, Beltrami, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Edward Gilman Evenson,   b. 14 Apr 1896, Blue Mounds Township, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Mar 1987
     11. Florence Rosina Evenson,   b. 22 May 1898, Blue Mounds Township, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1968, Brainerd, Crow Wing, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Clarence Samuel Evenson,   b. 21 Jan 1900, Blue Mounds Township, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1954, Walker, Cass, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. Alice Maria Evenson,   b. 28 Apr 1902, Blue Mounds Township, Pope, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1966, Bemidji, Beltrami, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos
    Sam and Ingri Evenson - 1943
    Sam and Ingri Evenson - 1943
    Sam and Ingri Evenson
    Sam and Ingri Evenson
    Sam and Ingri Evenson
    Sam and Ingri Evenson
    Evenson siblings and spouses - 1950
    Evenson siblings and spouses - 1950
    at funeral of Ingri Evenson
    Back: Gilman, Julius Huset, Clarence, Emil, Adolph Bredeson, Lloyd Kennedy
    Middle: Loretta, Mabel, Helen, Emma, Florence, Alice
    Front: Jennie, Anna, Ida, Martin Rye, Sarah, Henry
    50th Anniversary Newspaper - 1931
    50th Anniversary Newspaper - 1931
    Auction Poster - 1950
    Auction Poster - 1950
    Documents
    Evenson-Huset Wedding Party
    Evenson-Huset Wedding Party
    June 18, 1916
    Picture with person identification
    Family ID  F3  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Sam Evenson
    Sam Evenson
    Sam Evenson, sister (Kari)
    Sam Evenson, sister (Kari)
    Sam and Hans Evenson
    Sam and Hans Evenson
    ca 1872
    Sam Evenson and 'girl friends'
    Sam Evenson and "girl friends"
    Left to Right: Edna Finwall, Milly Arenson, Sam Evenson, ?, Florence Hanson
    Sam Evenson
    Sam Evenson
    top of wagon
    Sam Evenson and his pipe
    Sam Evenson and his pipe
    Sam Evenson
    Sam Evenson

  • Notes 


    • As told to John Arenson by Richard Evenson, grandson of Hans Evenson, Sam's brother, October, 1999.
      Sam had a threshing machine that he would rent out. He traded it for a black stallion in hopes of selling the horse's services. Found out later that the horse was sterile. Sam wrote letters to Hans (his brother) telling him to come to Pope County. Sam or Ingrid always planted plum trees on every farm that they lived on. Richard remembers Ingrid always wringing her hands.

  • Sources 
    1. [S180] ELCA Records, Perry Norwegian Lutheran, Dane County WI image 328 line 73.

    2. [S165] 1860 census, (1860).

    3. [S161] 1870 census.

    4. [S48] Pope County, Death records, Book e, page 89 B.

    5. [S47] Pope County, Marriage records, Book B, page 110.

    6. [S180] ELCA Records, Roling Forks Lutheran, Glenwood MN image 151 line 1.

    7. [S131] 1885 MN Census.

    8. [S164] 1895 MN census, image 34 family 48.

    9. [S90] 1900 census Blue Mounds Twp, Dane Co. Wisc., image 11 family 79.

    10. [S150] 1910 Census, image 5 family 101.

    11. [S129] 1920 census.

    12. [S130] 1930 census, image 1 family 8.

    13. [S193] newspaper.

    14. [S158] 1940 census, image 9 household 73.