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Hagen family; Sende, Elling Anderson / Papers, 1879-1899 [Translations]
Call Number, Eau Claire Mss CC Box 1 Folder 2 ([unpublished])

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Biography of Elling Andersen Sende
Elling Andersen Sende, the son of a farmer, was born in 1832 in Vaerdal,
Nord-Trondelag County, Norway, about forty miles north of Trondheim. He 
married Guruanna Johannesen (1839-1914) on July 12, 1864. They had six 
children, the oldest dying at six months and another at six years. Although
Elling had inherited a small farm in Norway, he decided to follow his wife's
brothers and sisters and immigrate to Wisconsin. Elling and his eldest 
daughter, Anna (born July 18, 1867), departed from Trondheim, Norway on 
May 11, 1880 and travelled to Hull, England on the ship "Tasso".
 They took a 
train to the other side of England, where they boarded an American or
 English ship bound for New York. They arrived in Jackson County, 
Wisconsin in June of 1880 and resided with a brother-in-law in Osseo. In
 August of 1880, Guruanna, their two sons, Karl (1871-1902) and Gustav (1874-
1890), youngest daughter, Emelie (1876-1883), Guruanna's sister's family
 mother all made the trip to Wisconsin. By October of 1882, the family had
 purchased a house at 725 Water St. in Eau Claire. Elling worked in the 
sawmills in the summer and in the lumber camps in the winter. By 1890, the
family had Norwegian immigrant boarders in their house who worked in the
 sawmills. Daughter Anna married George Hagen, one of the roomers at her
parents house, on October 22, 1887 in Eau Claire. They were the grandparents
of the donor, Harold 0. Hagen.

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