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* Buckman/Knutson Family Tree 1700=Present From Europe to MN*

Updated September 24, 2003

I have started this family tree for my kids. I am still researching and will be updating this page in the future.

The family members that came over from the "old" country were from Denmark, Norway, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Ireland, Prussia and a few I have not found yet I am sure. They settled mainly in the midwest, Minnesota to be exact, but a few have ventured to the west and south.

The surnames are fairly common, Knutson, Buckman, Windisch, Schulte, Nelson, Miller, Hess, Harris and more. I do have a few unusual names that have stumped me so far, Op De Locht in Belgium and Parrien (maybe Parren or Parrin) in Holland are 2 of the surnames and I have a given name of Sanke of Denmark that has also given me a hard time.

I would like to Thank Luella Claessens Custer, Bruce Keller and Scott Boerner for a majority of our Claessens information. If you are searching a Claessens line you may want to search on Claessen (with out the s) as well. Also a special Thank you to Darryl & Darlene Onstad,who have provided us with the information on Sever Knutson's parents brothers and sisters. We made contact with them in May via the internet and have been having a great time exchanging family info. I have provided a link to their family tree here as well.

I am willing to share information, so if you see someone here that seems to fit with your information, please contact me via email at

Happy Hunting
Bonnie & Family


Bonnie Kae Knutson

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  • Claessens Family Picture (158 KB)
    This is a Family picture of the Peter Claessens and Mary Deckers Family
  • Wallace & Katherine Buckman (40 KB)
    This is the only photo I have of my great grandparents. curtsey of Luella Claessens Custer and her Claessens Family Tree Book
  • Clarence Buckman Family (30 KB)
    This is a picture of Isabelle (Hess)Buckman, Lester C. Buckman & Clarence Buckman. Taken about 1940 They are my grandparents and my Dad
  • Ida & Elling Knutson (30 KB)
    This is Ida(Schulte)Knutson & Elling Knutson. They are my Husbands grandparents
  • Jim & Linda Knutson (22 KB)
    This is a picture of my husbands father and his wife Linda.

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    This is an index of all names associated with this family tree to date.

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