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I have been researching my Thoreson (Thoresen, Toresen) and Hermanson (Hermansen) families for 3 years. Both families originated in Norway, mainly from the Eidskog and Grue area's. Settling eventually in Blue Hill Township, Sherburne County, Minnesota.

In 1868, my great-grandfather Ole Hermansen arrived in America with his wife Eli Larsen and two children Hans Hermansen age 3 and Gina Hermansen age 1. Seven additional children were born in America, they are: Lars, Ole, Emma, Matilda, Albert (my grandfather), Carl and Brady.

In 1905, my great-grandfather Gunder Thoresen arrived in America. A year later his second wife Thea Martinsen arrived with their two sons, Ralph age 13, Einor age 10 and Gunder's daughter Kaja Thoresen age 18 (my grandmother). Gunder's two older children Thorval and Elida had already arrived in America in 1903 and his youngest daughter Paula age 16 remained with her maternal grandparents in Norway.

I am researching the following Norwegian surnames - Hermansen, Olsen, Gulbrandsen, Arnesen, Thoresen, Toresen, Pedersen, Evensen, Larsen, Bentsen, Syversen, Embretsen, Knutsen, Kulblik, Bergersen, Hansen, Hakonsen, Haagensen, Kristoffersen and the following farm names - Almenningen, Klandrud, Nygaard, Kulblik, Sagen, Rambol.

I welcome all family, friends and guests to my genealogy page. This page reflects an ongoing project, so I encourage you to stop back often. If you see anything here which is incorrect, or have any information that would help fill in the gaps, I would love to hear from you. I hope you enjoy learning about my heritage as much as I enjoy piecing it together.

Our Hermanson Family History - Norway to Minnesota
Updated March 31, 2004

Lori Hermanson
Brainerd, MN 56401
United States
eagle0303@charter.net

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Family Photos

  • Einer Thoresen (56 KB)
    World War I
  • Bud Hermanson, 1943 US Army (68 KB)
    My Dad.
  • Bud Hermanson (39 KB)
    1990, Princeton, MN
  • Kaja Thoresen (28 KB)
    Kaja Thoresen, circa 1908 North Dakota, USA.
  • Albert & Kaja Hermanson (27 KB)
    My paternal grandparents Albert Hermanson and Kaja Thoresen. Wedding picture, taken May 1909, Princeton, Minnesota, USA
  • Thea, Kaja and Children (17 KB)
    Thea Thoresen (on the left) Kaja Hermanson(on the right) holding her youngest daughter Eleanor. In front of Kaja are daughters Alice (left) and Clara (right). In the front are Kaja's son Ted and Kaja's twins Elsie and Al. This picture was taken in Blue Hill Township, Sherburne County, Minnesota about 1922.
  • Bud & Evelyn Hermanson (29 KB)
    My parents Bud & Evelyn Hermanson, taken in Virginia, MN - 2001
  • Einer Thoresen Family (79 KB)
    Einer Thoresen, his wife Olive (Hermanson) Thoresen and their three children, Thelma, Ardys and Jerold.
  • Theodore Hermanson, US Army - WWII (193 KB)
    My Uncle
  • Hans Hermanson Family (59 KB)
    Hans Hermanson and his wife Emma (Gilbertson) with their children, Ellen, Sigval, Henry, Alvina, Gilhart, Albert and Elsie. Taken circa 1917 in Harrington, Nebraska
  • The Hermanson's Gather (95 KB)
    80th Birthday Party for Clara Whipps, 1990 Princeton, MN. Front row: Eleanor Bennett, Clara Whipps, Elsie Edson and Alice Almberg Second Row: Ole Hermanson, Bud Hermanson, Al Hermanson and Leonard Hermanson.
 

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