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Thea A ELLINGBOE

Female 1878 - 1954  (75 years)


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  • Name Thea A ELLINGBOE 
    Born 17 Jun 1878  Ås, Vestre Toten, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Stepperud farm
    Gender Female 
    Baptism 11 Aug 1878  Ås, Vestre Toten, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Closeness to Ove Ovesen
    Confirmation 3 Jun 1894  Christiania Lutheran Church Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • with her sister Anna Maria
    MN Death Cert Checked
    Minnesota Death Certificate 1954-MN-015012 
    Died 1 Feb 1954  Scott County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 3 Feb 1954  West Christiania Lutheran Cemetery, New Market Twp, Scott County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • She has no middle name in her birth record in the Ås, Vestre Toten, church book.

      She may be the “Theodora Ellingbo” recorded in the 1901 Minneapolis city directory as a domestic living at 2613 Portland Avenue.

      Ed says that Thea and George had nine children.

      Buried in the same plot as George and Thea are three of their great-grandchildren, called the “Tonsager Triplets”, who died June 17, 1969.

      Ed says that the Tonsagers' farm was about four miles southeast of the Ellingboe farm. Evey said it was about “three miles from us.”

      Evey recalls, about Thea: “She was a very warm and motherly person.”

      Emigrated in 1882

      In the 1905 state census, George and Thea lived a little ways away (on the same census page) from the Ellingboes in New Market Twp.

      At the time of the 1910 census (April 15th), the family was renting a farm in New Market township. The family consisted of George, 31, Thea, 31, Clarence M., 4, Palmer O., 2, and Lester G., 8 months. The couple had been married for 5 years and Thea had had 3 children, 3 still living.

      Her husband was the informant for her death certificate. George didn’t know who Thea’s parents were. Thea died from a cerebral hemorrhage that had occurred 10 days previously.

      In the 1940 census, George and Thea, their three youngest sons, and their grandson Robert lived in New Market in the same house all of them had lived in five years before.
    Person ID I269  Don Carlson's Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2015 

    Father Ove Ovesen ELLINGBOE,   b. 24 Mar 1840, Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1899, New Market Twp, Scott County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Berit Arnesdatter HELLE,   b. 20 Aug 1846, Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1926, Northfield, Rice County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 1 Jun 1874  Vang i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2147  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George P TONSAGER,   b. 30 Sep 1878, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1972, Rice County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 16 Nov 1904  East Christiania Lutheran Church, Eureka Twp, Dakota County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Scott County #19040114. Thea’s brother Ole, sister Olga, and George’s brother Albert were the witnesses to the marriage.
    Children 
     1. Clarence Merville TONSAGER,   b. 15 Oct 1905,   d. 27 Jul 1987, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Palmer Oscar TONSAGER,   b. 15 Nov 1907, Scott County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1981, Farmington, Dakota County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Lester Geo TONSAGER,   b. 7 Oct 1909, Scott County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1945, Goodhue County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     4. Sidney Bernhard TONSAGER,   b. 26 Mar 1911,   d. 2 Oct 1997, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     5. Gladys Theodora TONSAGER,   b. 22 Jan 1913, Scott County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1983, Rice County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     6. Francis Arthur TONSAGER,   b. 31 May 1915, Scott County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1997, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     7. Florence Viola TONSAGER,   b. 31 May 1915, Scott County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 2017, Rice County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 101 years)
     8. Elvin Leroy TONSAGER,   b. 15 Jul 1919, Scott County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1963, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     9. Floyd Marion TONSAGER,   b. 6 Jan 1924, Scott County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1988, Lakeville, Dakota County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Family ID F197  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Oskar Ellingboe with his four Minnesota sisters
    Oskar Ellingboe with his four Minnesota sisters
    From the mid-to-late 1940s. Oskar Ellingboe, about 62, a.k.a. Arthur Carney, is in the middle. His sisters, from the left, Anna, about 61, Clara, about 50, Thea, about 67, and Olga, about 58.

    Histories
    Thea's letter to Norway
    Thea's letter to Norway
    Meant to accompany her father's 1896 letter to his mother and brother. Thea was 18 years old. Skøre and Søndvol are, presumably, references to the names of separate and distinct Ellingboe farms. Tosten Sjelhaugen may be Torstein Helgesson (#2916).