JensenBerit_dod1909Tombstone002I’m rapidly running out of tombstone photos, but I remembered this one in an album of my husband’s mother. It is the tombstone of her grandmother, Berit (Bertha) Anania Jensen Nelson. Berit was the daughter of  Erik Jensen and Gjertrud Gulliksdatter, both born in Valdres, Oppland, Norway. Berit was born in Manitwoc County, Wisconsin.

Berit married Knut Nelson 21 May 1877, and she is listed as “Berit Erikson” in the marriage registry. She and Knut were parents to ten children, nine sons and one daughter and farmed in Franklin Township, Kewaunee County, Wisconsin. In the photo of her tombstone, there are farm buildings evident in the background. It may be the Nelson farm, as Knut donated property adjacent to their farm to the Franklin Norwegian Cemetery, which is the location of Berit’s tombstone in the photo. Berit and Knut’s son is also listed on the tombstone.

The inscription reads:
Bertha Nelson
Mar 13, 1859 –  June 26, 1909
wife of
Knut Nelson
Nov 14, 1848
Edward Nelson
Jan 29, 1879 – Feb 27, 1904

I believe that my Redeemer liveth.

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1 Comment on Tombstone Tuesday 15 Dec 2009

  1. Bill Smith says:

    Thanks for the reminder to look at the background of these old photos we find. They do often contain important clues that become useful in later research.

    Keep those ancestor stories coming!

    Bill 😉

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