Peninsula Genealogical Society- Door Co., WI


GIGSTAD/GIGSTEAD

Family Picture Identified

updated 11 Sep 2010


The picture of this previously UNKNOWN Family from Sturgeon Bay, contributed by Jean KLANSKY, has been identified as the Knud and Randi (ELLISON/ELIASON) GIGSTAD/GIGSTEAD Family. We are so thankful to Mary Beth KIRCH, whose great-grandmother was the sister of Randi GIGSTAD/GIGSTEAD in the picture, and her cousin, Gary MAEDKE, who have put names to the faces and who have contributed to a wonderful PGS Serendipity

 

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An UNKNOWN FAMILY PICTURE--->>>>  PGS SERENDIPITY!! ---> GIGSTAD/GIGSTEAD Family!!

 

 

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Knud and Randi (ELLISON/ELIASON) GIGSTAD/GIGSTEAD Family Identified!*

 

 1.  Alma GIGSTAD/GIGSTEAD (sp. Nick VISTE)

 2.  Willie GIGSTAD/GIGSTEAD (Texas)

 3.  Carl GIGSTAD/GIGSTEAD (b. 1880) (sp. Jane HANSON) (Home Farm)

 4.  Ed GIGSTAD/GIGSTEAD (sp. Nora HOVI)

 5.  Albert GIGSTAD/GIGSTEAD (sp. Esther ANDERSEN/ANDERSON****) (Milwaukee-oldest son)

 6.  Ella GIGSTAD/GIGSTEAD (sp. Louis LIENAU) (Algoma)

 7.  Oscar GIGSTAD/GIGSTEAD (sp. Mabel NELSON) (Washington Island)

* PGS SERENDIPITY!!

*8. Olga "Regina" GIGSTAD/GIGSTEAD (sp. Isak BERGSLAND -m. 1 Jan 1897, Clay Banks: marr. certif. 02034)

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 9.  Conrad "Connie"  W. GIGSTAD/GIGSTEAD (sp. Ethel ______) (Milwaukee) (b. abt 1899*, died 30 Jun 1973, Milw.*) *Source: Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997 sent to us by Mary Beth KIRCH on 22 Aug 2010

10. Knud GIGSTAD/GIGSTEAD (1847 Norway-1918; 71 yrs.-buried Town of Clay Banks-Tanum Luth. Cemetery) (sp. Randi ELLISON/ELIASON-#11)-**parents: Ole and Ragni/Ragnila KNUDSEN GIGSTAD -Immig. to Port of N.Y. from Bergen, Norway: arr. 26 Jun 1849: Ole KNUDSEN GIGSTAD (20), b. abt 1828, ship: BERGEN - 1870 Census: WI, Manitowoc, Liberty (P.O. Kiel): Ole GIGSTAD (43), Rangila (47), Knud (23), Ole (20), Knud (11), Julie (18), Ingie (17), Anna (15), Carline (12) - 1880 Census: WI, Door, Forestville: Knud GICHSTEAD (31), sp. Ida (21), dau. Regina (5), Albert (3), Carl (10m.)

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Above: Wedding picture of Knud and Randi (ELLISON/ELIASON) GIGSTAD/GIGSTEAD contributed by Jean KLANSKY (11 Sep2010)

11. Randi [**Ida?] (ELLISON/ELIASON) GIGSTAD/GIGSTEAD (1858-1936; 78 yrs.) (sp. Knud GIGSTAD/GIGSTEAD-#10) (dau. of Ole  ELLISON/ELIASON)-*sister of Mary Beth KIRCH's great-grandmother: Gertrude ELLISON/ELIASON-m. Austin CHRISTIANSON-bur. Forest Luth. Cemetery; another sister of Randi and Gertrude: Anne ELLISON/ELIASON m. Peter CHRISTENSON-bur. Forest Luth. Cemetery.

12. Sylvia GIGSTAD/GIGSTEAD -infant-(sp. Jess SNEED) (Green Bay)

13. Rosetta GIGSTAD/GIGSTEAD (sp. Harry SICKELS)

14. Raymond GIGSTAD/GIGSTEAD (sp. Elsie ____) (Milwaukee)

 

Sources:

  * & ***Mary Beth KIRCH and her cousin Gary MAEDKE: e-mails 20 Aug 2010 & 26 Aug 2010

 **Source: Laura KAYACAN-Door Co. Library: e-mail 20 Aug 2010

****Source: Diane CALHOUN-Gilbert ANDERSEN/ANDERSON Family: e-mail 8 Sep 2010.

*****Source: Wedding Picture of Jean KLANSKY thru Ginny HAEN-e-mail 11 Sep 2010

 


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