The first generation in America who came as children and were born in Norway:

Here are the extracted and enhanced photos from the 1909 celebration of the first two generations of the Munson family in America:

Lauritz Christian Andresen (Monsen)
b January 22, 1840 Christiansand, Norway
emigrated 1883
d August 17, 1922 Brooklyn
picture of Lauritz Monsen

Josephine Pedersdatter (Halling) Monsen
b September 16, 1844 Christiansand, Norway
emigrated 1884
d March 18, 1914 Brooklyn
picture of Josephine Monsen

Lauritz and Josephine had nine children who survived (one adopted) ,their 6th child, (Kirsten) Agnes Monsen was no longer living (1875-1898) at the time of this celebration, the 8th child, Alfred died in infancy, and the 9th child, also Alfred Christian b. 1883-? (married Gertrude Stolschmidt) is not present

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1. Andrew (Andreas) Munson,
1865- c.1922
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2. Inga Munson 
(Christiansen)
1867- 1949
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3. Christian Munson, 
1870- 1944
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4. John Munson,
1872- 1939
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5. (adopted) Josie Munson 
(Bie) 1874- 1915
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7. Lawrence J. Munson
1878- 1950
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10. Gertrude Munson (Holte), 1888 -1969
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Andrew's wife,
Elivina Abramson Munson
1867-bef.1922
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Inga's husband,
Thorvald Christiansen,
1862-1925
not present,
Christian's 2nd wife,
Nina
Thompson
Munson
 
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John's wife, Christine Pederson Munson
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Josie's husband, 
Oscar Bie
1866-1923
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Lawrence's wife, Anna Lee Munson,
1884-1929
not present,
Gertrude's future husband,
(1924) Cleng Holte
 

 

 



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