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Comment by Brenda Pone on June 16, 2014 at 1:40pm

I'm working on genealogy for Hans Anderson, I'm descended from his brother.  I'm also working on Anna Svensson who married George C. Teien, Anna was Hans Anderson's niece through his sister Karna.  I'm doing good on but I had some questions that maybe answered here better.

1. Anna father on her death certificate is Ole Swenson but my family paperwork says Sven  (the Carpenter) does anyone have any ideas to her parentage?

2.  Anna's death date on death certificate says 6 Sep 1940 but in a book written by her son it says " Mrs. Teien died in Poulsbo December 6, 1940, at seventy-four. For a number of years she had helped to operate the store at Robbin." What is her death date?

3. Who was Teien township named after? George Teien or his brothers?  I read several newspaper articles that said Mr. Teien who Teien, Kittson, Mn is named after is passing through town would that be George?

4. I'm assuming that Anna stayed at her uncle Hans house between 1889-1893 is there any record of her immigrating or between 1887 and 1889. or her life before she married George Tien on 27 May 1893?

Thanks for any help.

Comment by Skip Smolak Rither on June 16, 2014 at 8:12pm

ROBBIN, a post office in sections 20 and 29 of Teien Township, 1892-1933, the first postmaster being George C. Teien, brother of Andreas C. Teien for whom the townshipwas named. George came to the United States from Drammen, Norway, in 1865, opened a general store, and named the post office for the bird with a slight change in spelling.

TEIEN, organized April 5, 1882, was named for Andreas C. Teien, an early Norwegian homesteader in section 4. A post office was in sections 15 and 16, 1886-1903.

~from Minnesota Place Names

Comment by Brenda Pone on June 16, 2014 at 8:37pm

Skip, Thank you so much for the information this helps.

Comment by Marcy Johnson on June 17, 2014 at 10:50am

The Washington State Death index list Anna's death as 6 September 1940. You could order a copy of the death certificate. Here is the marriage record of Anna and George. I have the Skjeberg Church records on my computer. I took digital images of all of them a few years ago. George and Annie are #3.

Comment by Brenda Pone on June 17, 2014 at 11:22am

Thank you so much

Comment by Katharina Hoffman on October 26, 2014 at 5:12am
Just to let you know sine I live in Norway I would be happy to look up Norwegian records for you. My great grandfather was born in Teien, but the family moved back to Norway. I'm related to Marcy.


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