Ole Nilsmundsen Farsjø

Asborg Tomasdatter Straume -> Elling Nilsmundsen Våje -> Tomas Ellingsen Våje and Tomas Erlingson Voje (grandfather of Anne Olsdatter Farsjø)

Nilsmund Thomassen Farsjø

Great-great grandfather to Leaffie Knutson. Strong candidate for my 4x great-grandfather.

Significant sources

Thomas Olsen Farsje

Alternate Pedigrees

Since I'm not entirely sure whose ancestor of Leaffie Knutson is the actual relation, here's some other alternatives. As a 3rd cousin, Clara and Leaffie had the same great-great-grandparents. That's a total of 8 possible great-great-grandfathers. However, because of common ancestry, there are actually only six unique ones.

Ancestry of Leaffie Tvedt Knutson

Ancestry of Clara Anderson Dado

Leaffie Tvedt

Clara Dado's note
Knutson, Thorvald (Leaffie)
Byron, Minnesota 55920

Leaffie is a 3rd cousin on Anderson (Thomas) side of the family.

29 November 1896 - 28 December 1985. Buried in City of Kasson Maple Grove Cemetery. MAPLE-17-2-2 5/8/1986 [Source]


Jean Gladys Buckingham

Jean Gladys Buckingham, 89, of Kasson, died Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Field Crest Nursing Home.

Jean was born in Byron April 21, 1925, and lived most of her life in the West Concord and Rochester area. Jean was the third of 11 children born to Cecil and Myrtle (Tvedt) Mulvihill. Jean married Minor Buckingham and together they raised five children. Jean graduated from West Concord High School and possessed great energy both for work and play. She found employment at the West Concord Post Office, eventually becoming a rural mail carrier.

Jean enjoyed a variety of interests, including secretary of MN Rural Letter Carrier Association, residential real estate broker, St. Vincent de Paul Altar Society, West Concord American Legion Auxiliary and was Dodge County DFL Chairwoman. Jean was a devout Catholic and served as Eucharist minister. She wintered in Arizona enjoying golf, bridge and entertaining guests. She was an early fan of ASU's golf star, Phil Mickelson. During her time in Arizona, Jean became a travel agent organizing trips to Europe and through the Panama Canal. She took great pride in gardening, sharing vegetables, raspberries and rhubarb with friends and family. Jean enjoyed visiting casinos where she never lost. She always had a welcoming smile and was ready to listen to your story. Her greatest legacy is her family. Jean was a devoted and proud mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is survived by; her loving children, Corky Buckingham, Tomi Pirrotta, Glenda (Gene) Dollander, John Buckingham (Darice DeBus) and Ann (Patrick) Ryan; her goddaughter, Cassidy Jean Streiff; her 21 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; sisters, Eileen Kubista, Mary Kester and Joan (Norm) Hoeft; brothers, David (Margaret) Mulvihill, Carl (Alice) Mulvihill and Francis (Darlene) Mulvihill; and brother-in-law, Don Lyman.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, her parents, her sisters, Kate Lyman and Doris Schuchard, her brothers, James and Jerome, brothers-in-law, Charles Kubista, Gene Schuchard and Harvey Kester, her son-in-law, Ed Pirrotta and daughters-in-law, Ann and Roberta Buckingham.

Visitation will be at Michaelson Funeral Home, West Concord, on Tuesday, June 17, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a rosary service at 7 p.m. Visitation will also be Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. at the funeral home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, June 18, at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Gregory Parrott officiating. Interment will be in the St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery.

Memorials are preferred to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Michaelson Funeral Homes, Inc.,204 Eugene Street,West Concord, MN 55985,507-451-7943.

Eileen Kubista

Published in the Owatonna People's Press

Eileen Kubista 1922–2017 Owatonna—Eileen Kubista, age 95, of Owatonna, Minnesota died Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna. Eileen was born June 1, 1922 in Haverhill Township, rural Rochester, Minnesota, the oldest of 11 children, to parents Cecil and Myrtle (Tvedt) Mulvihill. She graduated from West Concord High School in 1940. Eileen moved to Owatonna where she married Charles Kubista on September 17, 1945 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. They made their home and farmed on the Kubista family farm in Havanna Township, rural Owatonna. Eileen and Chuck also enjoyed many summers at Leech Lake and winters in Phoenix, Arizona. Eileen was an excellent cook and her homemade baked goods, especially bread, was a favorite of her family. She entered her baked goods at the Steele County Free Fair for over 50 years and received numerous ribbons, including grand champions, in the culinary arts division. She was a devoted member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and St. Blanche Circle, TOPS MN of Owatonna, Nortonna Sons of Norway, Red Hattitudes, Steele County Historical Society, and Birthday Club. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Rhoades of Owatonna; sons, David C. Kubista of Cave Creek, AZ and Terry (Debra) Kubista of Owatonna; grandchildren, Mike Rhoades (Erika Ebenhoh), Cyndee (Tom) Zylstra, Frank (Janelle) Kubista all of Owatonna, Peter Kubista of Orlando, FL; step grandchildren, Jakob and Justine Gerdts of Minneapolis; four great grandchildren, Zander, Annabelle, Clara, Madison, and a fifth great grandbaby due in June; brother, Carl (Alice) Mulvihill; sisters, Mary Kester and Joan (Norm) Hoeft; brother-in-law, Don Lyman; sisters-in-law, Darlene Mulvihill and Iris Salter; many extended family. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles Kubista; sisters, Jean Buckingham, Doris Schuchard and Kathleen Lyman; brothers, David, Gerald, Francis, and James Mulvihill. Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Brick-Meger Funeral Home in Owatonna and one hour prior the the funeral mass at church. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna with interment to follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. A parish rosary will be held Tuesday at 3:45 PM at the funeral home. To share a special memory or condolence please visit www.brick-megerfuneralhome.com

Joyce Louise Knutson

Windom, MN

Joyce Louise (Knutson) Severance, age 89 was born on January 18, 1926 in Byron, MN, to Thorvald and Leaffie (Tvedt) Knutson. She was raised on the family farm homesteaded by her great grandparents. She was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kasson in 1926, and attended country school where she often arrived by sleigh during winter months. Joyce graduated from Byron High School in 1944 in a class of 13 students. After graduation she worked in the Mayo Clinic Pharmacy, then at the Byron State Bank. On August 15, 1952, she was united in marriage to Stan Severance at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kasson. They lived in Byron, then Walnut Grove until 1957 when they moved to Mankato where Stan attended College. In 1959 they moved to Windom where Stan was a school teacher. Joyce enjoyed her involvement in the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, a host of church and school service, square dancing, baking, and gardening.

Joyce was a member of the American Lutheran Church in Windom.

Recently Joyce’s health declined and she entered hospice care in her home where she passed away peacefully on November 21, 2015 at the age of 89 years.

Joyce is survived by two sons, Charles (Jody) Severance of Woodland Park, CO; Dale (Lisa) Severance of Rushmore, MN; one sister Valerie (Mitch) Slotnick of Chicago; 4 grandsons, 1 granddaughter, 3 great grandchildren, 6 nephews, and 3 nieces. Joyce is preceded in death by her parents and her husband Stan.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at the American Lutheran Church in Windom, MN, with Pastor Sarah Larsen officiating. Casket bearers will be Paul Severance, Levi Severance, Barry Slotnick, Tim Nunes, Bill Nelson, and Jeff Yonker. Graveside services will be at 1:00 pm on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Kasson, MN with reception to follow at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kasson. Visitation will be from 9:00-11:00 am on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at the American Lutheran Church in Windom. Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is coordinating the arrangements.

Ann ‘TC’ Buckingham — West Concord

WEST CONCORD — The Mass of Christian Burial for Ann “TC" Buckingham will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Columbkill’s Catholic Church in rural Goodhue, with Fr. Bruce Peterson and Pastor Tim Smith officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Buckingham, 49, of West Concord, died Monday (Jan. 28, 2008), from injuries received in a motor vehicle accident near Douglas.

Ann Theresa Ryan was born July 1, 1958, in Red Wing. She grew up in rural Goodhue and graduated from Goodhue High School in 1976. She then attended La Crosse (Wis.) Technical College for one year. On Jan. 28, 1978, she married Bob Gadient Jr., and they were later divorced. She graduated from the College of St. Catherine in 1992 with a degree in special education, and received her master’s degree from the University of Minnesota. She had worked as a long-term substitute for Zumbrota-Mazeppa and Triton High Schools, and in 1998, began working at Rochester Century High School as a special education teacher.

On March 7, 1993, she married Minor “Corky" Buckingham. Mrs. Buckingham enjoyed her country living, gardening, cooking, livestock, quilting, sewing, crocheting, painting, traveling and reading.

Survivors include her husband; six children, Natalie Bettermann of West Concord, Dustin (Jenna) Gadient and Jacqueline Gadient, both of Long Lake, Minn., Dane Gadient of Red Wing, and Alexandra Buckingham and Matthew Buckingham, both of West Concord; her mother, Dolores Ryan of Goodhue; and 11 siblings, Jeri Petree, Dan (Gail) Ryan, Greg (Cindy) Ryan, Jacqueline Ryan and Peggy (Scott) Hinsch, all of Goodhue, Ginger (Steve) O’Neill of Eagan, Minn., Doug (Kris) Ryan of Zumbrota, Eileen (Larry) Miller of Mazeppa, Hugh J. Ryan of Monroe, Wis., Becky (Scott) Diercks and Kellie (Scott) Peterson, both of Red Wing. Other survivors include two grandchildren, Aidan and Kirsten Bettermann; and five stepchildren, Toni (Rowan) McDonnell of Sartell, Minn., Teri (Jon) Strieff of West Concord, Jim Buckingham of Mound, Minn., Traci Buckingham of Chicago and Joe Buckingham of Minneapolis. She was preceded in death by her father, Gerald “Shug" Ryan.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Mahn Family Funeral Home-Larson Chapel in Zumbrota, and an hour before the service Thursday at the church.

The family suggests memorials to a college education fund for Alex and Matthew Buckingham.

Maxine L. Tvedt Quimby

Maxine L. Quimby, 92, of West Concord, died Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Kenyon Sunset Home.

She was born October 9, 1926 in Dodge County, Minnesota the daughter of Clarence and Lydia (Williams) Tvedt. She grew up on a farm near Byron and attended country school. As a young girl, her mother died and she became the mother figure for her sister. She married Rolland Quimby on April 20, 1948 in Kasson. The couple made their home on the Quimby farm in Concord Township where they raised their family. Maxine loved gardening, both flower and vegetable and canned much of her produce. She enjoyed sewing outfits for the Cabbage Patch dolls for her granddaughters, raised chickens, cooked, baked, was a caregiver for family members and enjoyed bus tours in her later years. She was especially proud of her grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. She was a member of Hegre Lutheran Church, where she faithfully served and ministered with WELCA, and was a member of the Red Hat Club.

She is survived by sons, Roger (Judy) Quimby of West Concord and Dennis (Joyce) Quimby of Owatonna; daughter in law, Peggy Quimby of Zumbrota; brother, George Tvedt of Cottageville, SC; sister, Shirley Wiseman of Burnsville; grandchildren, Steven (Lisa) Quimby, Benjamin (Jessica) Quimby, Shelby Quimby (Paul Wilkus), Stacy (Bill) Wood, Melissa (Corey) Lukes, Nicholas (Shanna) Quimby, JoyAnna (Jesse) Mickels and David Quimby; 16 great-grandchildren and 6 step-great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Rolland Quimby; son, Lowell Quimby; grandson, Jacob Quimby; great-grandson, Gavin Quimby; brother, Lowell Tvedt and sister, Martha Otto.

Visitation will be at Michaelson Funeral Home, West Concord Chapel on Sunday, April 28th from 2-5pm and at Hegre Lutheran Church north of West Concord on Monday from 10-11am. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 29, 2019 at 11am at Hegre Lutheran Church with Pastor Renita Eidenschink officiating. Interment will be in the Hegre Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials preferred to Hegre Lutheran Church.

Obituary and photo from Michaelson Funeral Home.

Arthur Lowell Tvedt

Kasson, Minnesota

May 30, 1930 – Jun 1, 2018 (Age 88)

Arthur was born on May 30, 1930 and passed away on Friday, June 1, 2018. Arthur was a resident of Kasson, Minnesota at the time of passing. He went to school to become an agent, sold insurance, and enjoyed serving as well as visiting his customers. He served in the United States Army from 1954-1956, was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Fort Lewis in Tacoma WA; Japan and Korea, and was a member of the American Legion in Kasson. Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at Czaplewski Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 801 7th Street SE in Kasson, MN and one hour before the service at the church. The funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 7, 2018, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 301 8th Avenue NW in Kasson with Reverend Nirmala Reinschmidt officiating. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. in Arendahl Cemetery in rural Peterson, MN.

Martha Tvedt Otto

Martha "Marty" Otto, age 71, of Bloomington, died Feb. 18, 2011, at the Minnesota Masonic Home in Bloomington of Alzheimer's disease.

She was born Oct. 26, 1939, in Byron.

Preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Lydia Tvedt; and stepmother, Josie Tvedt.

She is survived by her sons, Jeff (Rosanne) Otto and Tim (Stacy) Otto; former husband, Roy Otto; grandchildren, Chase, Becky, Brandon, Laura, Kaitie and Amanda; sisters, Maxine Quimby and Shirley (Carl) Wiseman; brothers, George and Lowell (Pauline) Tvedt; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Marty had a lifelong interest in arts and crafts, including paintings, ceramics, restoring antiques, and interior decorating.

A heartfelt thanks to the caregivers at the Minnesota Masonic Home for their 8 1/2 years of special care.

Memorials preferred to the Alzheimer's Association of Minnesota or the church.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of St. Edward, 9401 Nesbitt Ave. S., Bloomington. There will be visitation for one hour prior to the Mass. Entombment will be in Gethsemane Cemetery.

Washburn-McReavy, Werness Bros. Chapel.

Obituary and photo from Rochester Post Bulletin, Feb. 24, 2011.

Shirley Ann Tvedt Wiseman

Shirley Wiseman, age 88, of Prior Lake, passed peacefully on November 1, 2021, at Augustana Regent of Burnsville.

A celebration of life will be on Friday, December 3 at 11 a.m., with a time of gathering one-hour prior, both at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation, 4565 Pleasant St. SE, in Prior Lake. Guests are invited to stream the service via Zoom (Meeting ID: 851 2589 4187 / Passcode: 070377). Pastor Diana Hunstad will preside.

Shirley Ann was born on November 21, 1932, in Bryon, MN, to parents Clarence and Lydia (Williams) Tvedt. She married Carl Martin Wiseman, Jr. on October 27, 1956. They were blessed with three children Bob, Vicki and Bill. Shirley and Carl have called Prior Lake home since 1975. She spent most of her career as a realtor. Shirley and Carl enjoyed wintering in Naples, FL.

Shirley is forever loved by children, Bob (JoAnne) Wiseman, Vicki Wiseman, Bill (Lisa Drogemuller) Wiseman; countless grandchildren andgreat-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Roy Otto; other loving relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by husband, Carl; grandson, Troy; parents, Clarence and Lydia; siblings, Lowell (Janice) Tvedt, Martha Otto, Maxine (Roland) Quimby and George Tvedt.

Mitchell Slotnick

Mitchell L. Slotnick, age 76. Beloved husband for 48 years of Valerie Slotnick nee Knutson. Loving father of Barry (Natalie) Slotnick and Jay Slotnick. Proud grandfather of Ben and Carly. Cherished brother of Barbara (Howard) Silver. Devoted uncle of Scott (Amy), Brian (Ariel) and Robert (Lexi) Silver and Charles (Jody) Severance. Service Tuesday 1PM Temple Jeremiah, 937 Happ Road, Northfield, IL 60093. Interment Shalom. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his memory to Temple Jeremiah, www.templejeremiah.org or Kellogg Cancer Center, 1033 University Place, Suite 450, Evanston, IL 60201, www.northshore.org or Northwestern Athletics with checks payable to Northwestern University, 1201 Davis Street, Evanston, IL 60201, or made online via supportthecats.com would be appreciated. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822, www.cjfinfo.com

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