Bio: Erickson, Andrew Melvin (6 Sep 1854-3 Feb 1936) & Bertha Kevena Anderson Erickson (7 Augl 1846-1931)

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----Source: *Unconfirmed research, contact us if you have corrections or additions; Norwegian marriage & Census Records; US Census Records, Photo contributed by Steve Roberts, Pine Valley Wis. (mid 1930s) Plat Map, Wikipedia


Andrew Erickson (6 Sep 1854 at sea-3 Feb 1936) & Bertha Kevena Anderson Erickson (7 Augl 1846-1931)

Children: Thea Erickson Jackson (23 Jan 1879–12 Jan 1918), married Ole Adoff Jackson (1869–1949); Anne Andersen (23 Dec-20 in Braaten, Hedal, Oppland, Norway - d. Jun 1881), (Anders Erickson, (20 April 1882–1913); Erik Erickson (5 March  1884 in Bagnadalan, S Aurdals, Sør-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway–1912); Anna Maria Erickson Olson was twin to Karen Matea Anderson, they were b.10 December 1886 and christened 11 December, 1886.  Anna married Elmer Adolph Olson (1892–1919) and Anna died–16 April 1962; Thomas (Erick) /aka-Thorvald  Erickson (30 May 1889–1976 - Christening 7 Jul 1889 in Begndal, Oppland, Norway); Bertha Kristine Erickson Rear (28 February 1892–8 May 1989) married Oscar Rear (1891-1952) and they lived in Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis. at the time of the 1920 Federal Census.


The Erickson Family Burial plot is in the Graceland Cemetery, Blanchardville, Lafayette County, Wisconsin


Photo above contributed by Steve Roberts



Mid 1930s, Sec. 9, Pine Valley Twp., Clark Co., WI showing the property owned by T. E. Erickson

*Apparently Thomas (Erick) Erickson, the son of Andrew & Bertha Erickson, ran this farm (map above) when the glass plate photo (pictured above) belonging to Steve Roberts were made.  The same land was also owned by Pat Kelly at one time.

Thomas Erickson, b. May 30, 1889, Norway; d. 27 Sep 1976 at Neillsville, WI @ 87 yrs., buried in Greenwood City Cemetery., Greenwood, WI
Parents: Andrew Erickson (1854-1936) & Bertha Kevena Anderson Erickson (1846-1931)

Spouse: Clara Gilbertson Erickson (1893-1976)

Siblings: Thea Erickson Jackson (1879-1918); Anders Erickson (1882-1913); Erik Erickson (1884-1912); Anna Maria Erickson Olson (1888-1962); Bertha Christen Erickson Rear (1892-1989)
Children: Juan Winfred Erickson (?-1916); Burnell Morgan Erickson (1917-2000)





Norway Marriages, 1660-1926

BioM: Anderson/Andersdatter, Berthe (31 May 1879)

Name: Anders Eriksen, male, b. 1854

Date: 31 May 1879
Location: Sør-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway
Father's Name: Erik Andersen
Spouse's Name: Berthe Andersdatter, female, b. 1847
Spouse's Father's Name: Anders Andersen


1880 Federal Census; Salem, Olmsted, Minnesota, United States

Torbyon Knudson Self Male 56 Norway
Urgana Knudson Wife Female 46 Norway
Christina Oleson Daughter Female 4 Minnesota, United States
Andrew Erickson Other Male 26 (1854) Norway, boarder, Works on farm
Erick T Erickson Other Male 24 Norway, Works on farm


1910 Federal Census, Vienna, Dane, Wisconsin, United States

Andrew Erickson, 56 yr. old (1854 in Norway)  Divorced White Male
Immigration Year: 1885
Father's Birthplace: Norway; Mother's Birthplace: Norway


1920 Federal Census, Green, Wisconsin, United States, Sheet Letter: B, Sheet Number: 7

Andrew Erickson Head Male 66 Norway, Immigration Year: 1893, naturalized 1911, both parents b. Norway
Bertha Erickson Wife Female 73 Norway, Immigration Year: 1893, naturalized 1911, both parents b. Norway



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