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Erik E. Andersen Melby

Male 1847 - 1880  (32 years)


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  • Name Erik E. Andersen Melby  [1
    Born 11 Jul 1847  Sør Aurdal, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1876-1880  Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Erik E. Anderson (Erik Anderson Melby)

      Born in S¯ndre (S¯r) (south) Aurdal, near Valdres, in Oppland Fylke or Amt, (formerly Christians Amt), Norway.
      This area is more north and centrally located in southern Norway than the area where his wife Alice was born.

      At this time, little is known about Erik. The earliest verified records of him are his marriage certificate and minister's record ofthe marriage. The marriage certificate, in the Fillmore County courthouse at Preston, Minnesota indicate marriage of Erik E. Andersonto Egelev Gulmon on April 3, 1873.

      Pastor Tobias Larsen's minister book, at Greenfield Lutheran Church at Harmony, Minnesota, list his name as Erik Anderson (Melby) married to Egelev Gulmons April 3, 1873. Witnesses were K. Gulmons and G. A. Larsen (probably her brother Knudt (Knut) (and minister's wife Ginhild(Gunhild) A. Larsen).

      He is reflected on the 1875 Minnesota state census as living in Fountain, Minnesota with his wife Ellis (Alice), (name mispelled) with one son named Golmon at age 0. This son would be Gilbert Andrew Groven born July 19, 1875.

      His wife, Alice Anderson, is listed as a widow on the 1880 Federal census for Harmony, Minnesota. She, and her two sons Andrew and Thomas, were living with her younger brother Even Golmon. He is listed as a farmer and she is listed as keeping house.

      The date and location of his death are unknown and unverifiable, as is the location of his grave. No record can be located at Fillmore County Clerk's office, Fillmore County Genealogical Society cemetery transcription, or at Greenfield Lutheran Church. A check of the Lutheran Cemetery at Fountain failed to disclose anything, but many markers have been removed because of decomposition. According to the Genealogical Society, records of the cemetery were unavailable as they were kept by the town drunk.
    Person ID I601  Mindrum
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2014 

    Family Egeleiv "Alice" Gulmon,   b. 16 Mar 1848, Manheim, Seljord, Telemark, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1922, near Mankota, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 3 Apr 1873  Harmony, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gilbert Andrew (Melby) Groven,   b. 19 Jul 1875, Harmony, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1947, Canby, Yellow Medicine, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Thomas Samuel Andersen Groven,   b. 12 Sep 1876, Fillmore Co., Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1966, Canby, Yellow Medicine, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2003 
    Family ID F876  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S122] Gilbert Groven GEDCOM, 1 Sep 2003.