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Surnames: Svenning, Hanson, Olson, Evenson, Sather, Pilesrud, Martin, Nichols, Monks
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Looking for Even Evenson in Clayton Co. IA in 1870 IA census. He changed his name
multiple times. to Martin Sather, who was born at Clayton Co. Iowa on March 31, 1869.
Parents names: Even and Maren Hansen Olson
He changed his name because there were so many Olsons. He took the name of the old home
place of his father in Norway.
Is Sather an old home place that anyone recognizes, by chance? Martin Sather died in
Alexandria, MN on February 24, 1952. 2 death certificates exist from different Minnesota
certificate says the more detailed info in Stevens Co. Minnesota,
than the one from Douglas Co. Minnesota.
Birthplace: Guldbransdalen, Norway
Hoplin Funeral Home record in Glenwood, Minnesota
Was afflicted with Dia Cardio Renal Disease for 4 years Arteisoscleosis, Hypertension,
His obituary states: Pope Co. Minnesota Tribune March 6, 1952 A long and active life came
to an end on February 24 in the passing of Martin Sather at the Bethany Home for the aged
at Alexandria, MN.
After his birth and a short stay in Iowa they moved to MN. They took up land near the
outlet of Lake Amelia in Hoff Twp. of Pope Co. MN. Mr. Sather remained on the old home
farm until his retirement a few years ago.
Funeral services were held on Weds. afternoon at 2 o'clock at at
Hoplin Funeral Chapel. after which he was laid to rest in the Lake Amelia Cemetery.
Pastor C. M. Monks of Glenwood conducted the services.
Surviving Martin Sather is his wife, Marie Korthof Martin and a number of distant
Hancock Record newspaper Hancock, Pope Co. MN
1st wife: Christina Sather died Monday from cancer. The funeral was held at the Vestro
Zion Church. (Now possibly called West Zion Church.) Birth: 9/4/1855 in Norway Death:
3/8/1909 in MN.
Morris Tribune Aug. 9, 1935
2nd wife: Salena Frances Sather died August 1, 1935. Interment at Walden Twp. Cemetery,
which my great-aunt says is the same Lake Emily cemetery. Birth: Jan. 6, 1866 in
Father: Charles Henry Nichols Mother: Rebecca D. Sanford
Found a Morris Tribune (June 11, 1920) newspaper notice for a marriage of Martin and Lena
Nichols of Faribault, Rice Co. MN. Married June 7, 1920. Lena F. Nichols, of Rice Co. and
Martin E. Sather of Stevens Co. MN. The marriage took place at the Methodist parsonage,
Dr. G. L. Powell officiating.
3rd wife: Marie Korthof Martin (married about 1938-39).
Copied by the Pope Co. MN Historical Soc. some old residents of the county were
interviewed in Sept. 1938.
His parents came from Norway in 1861 and settled in Iowa where he was born.
His parents settled near Lake Emily as a small boy, moving her from Iowa. Mr. Sather lived
in Walden Twp. for over 40 years. He was confimed by Rev. Pilesrud of Benson in 1883. He
is now farming forty acres on his own place here in Pope Co. He has lived 5 years on a
homestead near Red Lake, MN when he was a young man.
Interviewed by Olaf Svenning.
This makes me wonder if the interviewer got the info confused and mixed up the surnames.
Looking for brother's first name or any connection to family in Iowa or Norway.