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    1. [WITREMPE] CHRISTIANSON - SLETTEN Family Photograph
    2. Shelley Cardiel via
    3. I've "rescued" an old photograph of Oscar CHRISTIANSON which was taken at the Reed Studio in Bemidji, MN sometime in the 1890's or early 1900's. The photograph was taken when Oscar was about 1 year old and also indicated that Oscar is a brother to Mel CHRISTIANSON. Based on limited research I was able to gather the following information regarding Oscar and his family: Oscar L. CHRISTIANSON was b. 4 Mar 1906 in Bemidji, MN and he married Ruth Geneva BECKSTRAND (b. 3 May 1909 in Clearbrook, MN-2003) on 17 Sept 1927 in Bemidji, MN and together they had 6 children including, Richard, Glen, Curt, Eraine, Shirley, and Zaida all born in Bemidji and still living there at the time of their father's death on 2 Nov 2001 in Bemidji, MN. His daughter Eraine married Dave CROCKER; daughter Shirley married Lowell VAUGHN, and daughter Zaida married Steve NOVAK, all of Bemidji, MN. Oscar is buried in the Calvary Cemetery in Bemidji, MN. Who Oscar's parents are seems a bit of a mystery since there is conflicting information posted on various genealogy websites. One option indicates that his parents were Ludwig Peter CHRISTIANSON (b. 27 Feb 1870 in Whitehall, WI) and Regina SLETTEN (b. 22 Oct 1874 in Arkdale, WI). Another indicates that his parents were Edward CHRISTENSON (b. 1857) and Augusta Mathilda TRODY (1861-1929). Indications are that Oscar was one of 15 children including, Rudolph; Annie; Olga J.; Agness; Gotfied; Adolph; Godfrey; Kate; Eppa; Melvin; Anton; Carl; Lawrence; Ellen; and Oscar CHRISTIANSON. I am hoping to locate someone from this family so that the photograph can be returned to the care of family. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me. Thanks, Shelley

    02/14/2016 03:02:50