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  1. Bertha Jeannette Enggren JOHNSON: Birth: 5 FEB 1891 in Minneapolis, MN. Death: 22 FEB 1962 in Scottsdale, AZ


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Sources
1. Author:   The National Archives of Norway
Url:   http://www.arkivverket.no/eng/The-National-Archives
Link:   http://www.arkivverket.no/eng/The-National-Archives
2. Title:   Follett Family Records and Interviews
3. Title:   Certificate of Death
Text:   Death Certificates
4. Title:   Riverside Cemetery correspondence, Fargo, ND
5. Title:   Minnesota Marriages, 1849-1950

Notes
a. Note:   N14 Martha (Marta) Mehus came to the U.S. alone at age 18 (in 1886) from Norway or Sweden. Her father was a professor and she had brothers in Norway. An alternate spelling I have seen of her name is Marta Melhus or Mehuus.
  Her first marriage to Bert Engren of the Minneapolis area did not last long (I have been unable to find public records of their marriage) and there were hard feelings about that because she was left to care for their daughter on her own. She later worked as a hired hand on the Even Johnson farm in North Dakota and later married Even Johnson and took care of him in his older years. My dad recalls that she was a very kind woman and during the 30’s depression times, she sometimes would offer a meal to the hobos who travelled through looking for work.
  She died of a stroke. Her ashes were interred at Riverside Cemetery in Fargo by her son-in-law L.C. Follett on 9/27/1962 (a few months after his wife's death).
  Minnesota Marriages, 1849-1950: groom's name: Even Johnson bride's name: Martha Mehus marriage date: 24 Feb 1898 marriage place: Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota indexing project (batch) number: M73741-6 system origin: Minnesota-EASy source film number: 1380437 reference number: bk76p362 35-299
  Norwegian archives record on Marta/Martha: http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/ft/person/pf01052254003019
  Post-em note rec’d in 2010 re Martha (Marta) Mehus:
  Name: jeff hazeltine Email: [email protected]@yahoo.com Note: Martha was born in 1866 in Jelsa parish Rogaland County Norway and it looks like her middle name was Gunalia, probably for her great-grandmother. Her parents were Vrål or Vraal Jacobsen Mehuus or Mehus and Ane Katrine Schmidt. She emigrated in 1883. Four brothers, Peter, Carl, William and Osmund also emigrated to ND, although only Peter appears to have married and had children. Another brother Ola stayed. There was also reportedly a sister Katrine who emigrated. Martha married Even Johnson in 1898 in Minneapolis.
  Further info rec’d in 2010 by email from Jeff Hazeltine:
  The Mehus were from Jelsa parish Rogaland County Norway. You can find their records on the Norwegian Archives. If you go here first and click the English button on the right it will render most things in English. I think this uses a cookie. It does not work for everything though.
  http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read
  I know Martha is here http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=15819&idx_id=15819&uid=ny&idx_side=-25
  and Petter Christopher Schmidt is here http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=15819&idx_id=15819&uid=ny&idx_side=-6
  The 1865 census with the young family and his mother (the command at the end "&spraak=e" renders some of the things in English on the census records)
  http://digitalarkivet.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&sidenr=2&filnamn=f61138&gardpostnr=399&spraak=e
  At the time they were spelling the name Mehuus. The mother was Ane Katrine Schmidt.
  Apparently their father Vrål or Vraal was the son of Jacob Steine and his second wife Marta or Martha Osmundsdtr Mehus and he used her name as (?) she had property in Jelsa.
  I see 3 sites with this family.
  Apparently some kind of History of Jelsa site. You can use Google to translate. http://www.slektsdata.com/Bygdeboeker/Jelsa/Jelsa/JBrukJel.htm search for 30. Vrål Mehus
  http://www.geni.com/genealogy/people/Vr%C3%A5l-Jakobsen/6000000006979657817
  http://www.talgoslekt.no/gv/individual.php?pid=I564&ged=internett.ged
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  NOTES: An LDS search re the Norway Mehus family finds a possible ancestor:
  Tosten Olufsen MEHUS (AFN: 1Q4L-R47) Sex: M Birth: 1655 - Stjernero, Stavanger, Norway   Marriage(s) - Spouse : Anne Olsen HILLE (AFN: 1Q4L-R5F)
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  Info on findagrave.com:
  Martha Johnson Birth:  1888 (I submitted a correction to 1868 on 9/1/15.) Death:  1924
  buried on the Follett family plot - don't know if her name was Martha Johnson or Martha Johnson Follett. If someone knows let me know and I will correct.    Burial: Riverside Cemetery Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota, USA Plot: Southpark Block 8   Created by: sleuthesthedead Record added: Aug 22, 2012 Find A Grave Memorial# 95774380
b. Note:   at St. John’s Hospital
c. Note:   Cremated March 15, 1924 in Minneapolis, MN


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