1. Michele Marie (Amble) Bachmann: b. 6 Apr 1956 Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA; m. Marcus David Bachmann 10 Sep 1978 in Buffalo Co., WI [cert. 21589]; U.S. Representative from MN (R)



2. David John Amble: b. 16 Oct 1929 MN; Honeywell engineer; d. 5 Aug 2003 (last residence Lansing, Allamakee Co., IA); bur. Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, South Minneapolis, MN  (div. 16 Jul 1970 Hennepin Co., MN; m. 2nd Nancy Sherwood 3 Aug 1970 in Las Vegas, NV)  [SSN 484-26-7596, issued IA bef. 1951]

3. (Arlene) Jean Johnson: b. c1932 (m. 2nd 19 May 1973 in Anoka Co., MN, Raymond J. LaFave)

[obit of brother Dwayne Johnson (8 Feb 1918 – 2 Oct 2005) at http://www.pafways.org/obituaries/northwoodanchor/2005/october.htm: “Dwayne Gaylord Johnson, 87…died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005, at…Mason City….Dwayne Gaylord Johnson was born in Scarville, IA, the son of Oscar Casper Gunner and Laura (Thompson) Johnson….[survivors include] two sisters, Jean LaFave and her husband Raymond of Anoka, MN, and Bonnie Sonnenfield and her husband Gene of Coon Rapids, MN….preceded in death by his parents…two sisters, Maybel Schinnow, and Marian Schaack; and three brothers, Claire Johnson Sr., Quinten Johnson and Donald L. Johnson.”]

[obit of sister Marian L. (Johnson) Schaack (30 Dec 1926 – 7 Nov 1995) at http://www.pafways.org/obituaries/mcgg/1995/nov3.htm: “Marian L. Schaack…died…Nov. 7, 1995….was born Dec. 30, 1926, the daughter of Casper Oscar Johnson and Laura (nee) Thompson Johnson in Scarville…. Survivors include…two brothers, Dwayne Johnson of Mason City and Quentin Johnson of Alaska; two sisters, Jean LaFave and Bonnie Sonnenfeld, both of Minnesota…”]

[brother Quentin L. Johnson b. 28 Apr 1920, d. 25 Apr 2003 (last residence Seward, Kenai Peninsula Co., AK) [SSN 480-18-8261, issued IA bef. 1951]]



4. Jesse Alvin Amble: b. 13 Oct 1896 Adams, Mower Co., MN; d. Dec 1966 (last residence Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA); m. 22 Jun 1927 Jerico, Chickasaw Co., IA [extracted from FHL #1,521,505: Jesse Alvin Amble (30, b. Adams, MN, parents Anfin Amble and Sigrid Teigen) and Anna T. Munson (24, b. Jerico, IA, parents T. W. Munson and Anna Robinson]  [WWI draft registration card: father Anfind Amble, b. Sogn[?] Norway]  [SSN 483-24-0388, issued IA bef. 1951]

5. Anna T/P. Munson: b. c1902 Jerico

6. Oscar Casper Gunner/Gunder Johnson: [b. 30 Sep 1886; d. 9 Mar 1948; m. 13 Aug 1913]


7. Laura [Overa] Thompson: b. 7 Nov 1895 IA; d. Jan 1981 (last residence Anoka, Anoka Co., MN; last benefit to Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., IA)  [SSN 483-22-9770, issued IA bef. 1951]



8. Anfin(d) Amble: b. 29 Apr 1865 Sogndal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway; imm. 1866/7; d. 25 Nov 1939 Adams, Mower Co., MN [extracted from FHL #2,243,119: Anfind Amble; d. 25 Nov 1939 Adams, Mower Co., MN; b. 29 Apr 1865; wife Sarah Amble; parents Nels Amble and Christina Offerdahl]; m. c1896/7

9. Sarah (Sigrid) Tiegen: b. Jan 1872 MN

10. Thomas William Munson: b. 1 Aug 1880 Jacksonville Twp., Chickasaw Co., IA; m. 24 Sep 1902 Chickasaw Co., IA [extracted from FHL #1,027,438: Thomas W. Munson (22, b. Chickasaw Co., IA, parents Halver Munson and Anna Oberg) and Anna Robinson (23, b. Chickasaw Co., IA, parents Andrew Robinson and Sarah Braham]   [WWI draft registration card: Thomas William Munson; b. 1 Aug 1880]

[History of Chickasaw and Howard Counties, Iowa, vol. 2 (Chicago, 1919), p. 251: “Since 1905 Thomas W. Munson has resided [in]…Jacksonville township, Chickasaw county….He was born August 1, 1880, in the township which is still his home, his parents being Halvor and Anna (Aberg) Munson, who were natives of Norway.  The father left the land of the midnight sun when a boy of eleven years in company with his parents, making the voyage across the Atlantic in 1857.  The mother came alone to America when a girl of fourteen years and she, too, crossed the briny deep in 1857.  Both became residents of Wisconsin, Mr. Munson living in Dane county and the lady who later became his wife making her home in Madison.  The Munson family afterward removed to Union county, South Dakota, settling near Yankton….There Halvor Munson, when not yet sixteen years of age, enlisted for service in the Civil war and was for three years and three months a member of Company I of the First Dakota Cavalry….In the spring of 1867 he came to Iowa, his parents having removed to this state in 1862, during the Indian outbreaks in South Dakota and Minnesota.  They settled in Utica township, Chickasaw county, and it was here that Halvor Munson met and married his life’s companion, the marriage ceremony being performed in the church at Saude in the fall of 1867….his death, which occurred April 26, 1918 [in New Hampton], when he was seventy-two years of age, for he was born in 1846.  His wife, who was born in 1844, passed away December 18, 1915….In 1902 he [Thomas W. Munson] was united in marriage to Miss Anna Robinson, of Jacksonville township, a daughter of Andrew Robinson, one of the early pioneers who is still living in this locality….To Mr. and Mrs. Munson have been born six children: Anna P….”]

11. Anna Robinson: b. Oct 1879 Chickasaw Co., IA

12-13. continued at address above (under #6)

14. Ole Thompson (Tostenson): b. Oct 1865 Norway; imm. 1866; m. c1892/3  {extracted from FHL #1,282,596: Ole Torstensen; b. 7 Oct 1863, bp. 29 Nov 1863 Lom, Oppland, Norway; parents Torsten Larsen and Thoro Olsdr (same from FHL #307,265, except bp. at Sjkaak, Opland, Norway}

15. Carrie Brones: b. Aug 1875 IA



16. N(i)els A. Amble: b. Apr 1844 Sogndal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway; naturalized 17 Mar 1879 Chickasaw Co., IA [2:250]; d. 18 Oct 1901 Utica Twp., Chickasaw Co., IA [extracted from FHL #1,027,436]; bur. Aanda Cemetery, Utica Twp.; m. c1865

17. Christina Hansdatter Offerdahl: b. Jul 1839 Aardal, Norway

18. ___ Tiegen: b. Norway; d. bef. 1910

19. Anna ___: b. c1829/30 Norway; imm. 1871; d. 12 Feb 1916 Mower Co., MN [cert. 8363]

20. Halver/Halvor Munson/Monson: b. Mar 1846 Norway; d. 26 Apr 1918 New Hampton, IA; m. c1868/9


21. Anna A(a)berg: b. Dec 1844/45 Norway; d. 18 Dec 1915

22. Andrew Robinson: b. May 1851 Norway; d. 1934; bur. Jerico Lutheran Cemetery, Jacksonville Twp., Chickasaw Co., IA [http://iagenweb.org/chickasaw/cemetery/cemeteryjerico.htm]; m. c1875/6

23. Sarah (Sigrid) Hansdatter Braham (Breum): b. Jan 1853 Jostedal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway; d. 1925; bur. Jerico Lutheran Cemetery  {according to submitted IGI, brother Andrew Braham (Anders Hansson Braham) was b. 6 Mar 1857 in Bruheim, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, and d. 29 Jan 1928 in Spokane, WA (bur. in Jerico, Chickasaw Co., IA)}

28. Tostan Larson: b. Norway

29. Torie Olson: b. Norway

30. Peter N. Brones: b. 29 Jun 1847 Modom, Norway; d. 1 Sep 1910 Forest City, IA; m. 7 Jan 1871 IA

[History of Winnebago County and Hancock County, Iowa…, vol. 2 (Chicago, 1917), pp. 448-451: “Peter N. Brones, deceased….was born in Modom, Norway, on the 29th of June, 1847, and in his childhood came to the United States, the family home being established at Primrose, Dane county, Wisconsin.  He was a youth of eighteen years when in 1865 a removal was made to Winnebago county, Iowa, where his parents resided until called to their final rest….his marriage…occurred on the 7th of January, 1871, the lady of his choice being Miss Hattie Peters, a daughter of Peter and Tena (Olson) Elefson.  The mother died in Wisconsin and the father came to Winnebago county in 1873….he removed to Forest City, where he passed away on the 1st of September, 1910….To Mr. and Mrs. Brones were born five children…Carrie, who gave her hand in marriage to Ole Thompson, of Mount Valley township, Winnebago county, and has three children…Laura….Mrs. Brones still makes her home in Forest City…”]

31. Harriett “Hattie” Peters: b. Jun 1845 Norway



32. Anfind Nielsen: bp. 14 Jul 1805 Sogndal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway [IGI extracted from FHL #126,540: parents Niels Jenssen and Maritha Torbiornsdr]; m. 20 Nov 1834 Sogndal [IGI extracted from FHL #126,541: his father Nils Jenssen; her father Soren Larsen]

33. Durdei Sørensdatter: b. c1798/9 Sogndal

46. Hans Nielssen: b. c1813/14 Jostedal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

47. Anna Andersdatter: b. c1820/1 Havslo, Norway

62. Peter Elefson:

63. Tena Olson: d. WI



64. Niels Jenssen: m. 15 Jun 1795 Sogndal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway [IGI extracted from FHL #126,540]

65. Maritha Torbiornsdatter:

66. Søren Larsen: b. c1763/4 Norway

67. Kari Aanundsdatter: b. c1774/5 Norway




1930 – Adams Twp., Mower Co., MN, e.d. 1, sheet 1b

Amble, Anfin              Head   M W 65 M 32 Nor Nor Nor 1867 Na  Farmer Dairy Farm

___, Sarah                   Wife    F W 58 M 25   MN Nor Nor

___, Jesse                    Son      M W 33 M 30 MN Nor MN  Laborer Dairy Farm

___, Anna                   D-i-L   F W 28 M 25   IA IA IA

___, Adys                   GDau  F W 1 11/12 S MN MN IA

___, David                  GSon   M W 5/12 S     MN MN IA

___, Dorathy               Dau     F W 24 S         MN Nor MN


1925 IA state census – Mount Valley, Winnebago Co.

Thompson, Ole            Head   M W 60 M      Nor      Larson Tostan (Nor) Olson Torie (Nor) (m. Norway)

Thompson, Carrie        Wife    F W 48 M        IA        Brones Peter (Nor) Peters Hattie (Nor, 83) (m. IA)


1910 – Adams Twp., Mower Co., MN, e.d. 78, sheet 8a

Amble, Anfin              Head   M W 44 M1 13           Nor Nor Nor 1866 Na  Farmer

___, Sigrid                  Wife    F W 38 M1 13 6 4       MN Nor Nor

___, Jesse                    Son      M W 13 S                    MN Nor MN

___, Dora                    Dau     F W 12 S                     MN Nor MN

___, Dorothy               Dau     F W 5 S                       MN Nor MN

___, Earl                      Son      M W 3 S                      MN Nor MN

Tiegen, Anna               M-i-L   F W 80 Wd  1 1          Nor Nor Nor 1871

(1 servant)


1900 – Adams, Mower Co., MN, e.d. 80, sheet 3a

Amble, Anfin              Head   W M Apr 1865 35 M 3           Nor Nor Nor 1867 33 Na  Carpententer[sic]

___, Sarah                   Wife    W F Jan 1872 28 M 3 3 3       MN Nor Nor

___, Jessie Alvin         Son      W M Oct 1896 3 S                  MN Nor MN

___, Kora                    Dau     W F Jan 1898 2 S                    MN Nor MN

Amble, Alma S---        Dau     W F May 1900 0/12 S             MN Nor MN

(2 boarders)

Jenson, Christina         Aunt    W F Nov 1825 74 Wd  6 4     Nor Nor Nor 1854 46 Na


1900 – Utica Twp., Chickasaw Co., IA, e.d. 41, sheet 10b

Amble, Nels A.           Head   W M Apr 1844 56 M 34         Nor Nor Nor 1866 44[sic] Na  Farmer

___, Christine              Wife    W F Jul 1839 60 M 34 2 2      Nor Nor Nor 1866 44

___, Christina              Dau     W F Apr 1879 21 S                 IA Nor Nor

___, Carl J.                  Son      W M Nov 1882 17 S               IA Nor Nor  Farm laborer


1900 – Jacksonville Twp., Chickasaw Co., IA, e.d. 36, sheet 8b

Monson, Halver          Head   W M Mar 1846 54 M 31         Nor Nor Nor 1857 43 Na  Farmer

___, Anna                   Wife    W F Dec 1845 54 M 31 9 7    Nor Nor Nor 1861 39

___, Adolph                Son      W M May 1878 22 S              IA Nor Nor  Farm laborer

___, Thomas                Son      W M Aug 1881 18 S               IA Nor Nor  Farm laborer

___, Marey                  Dau     W F Jul 1883 16 S                  IA Nor Nor

___, Carl                     Son      W M Apr 1888 12 S               IA Nor Nor

(1 boarder/servant)


1900 – Jacksonville Twp., Chickasaw Co., IA, e.d. 36, sheets 2a-b

Robinson, Andrew      Head   W M May 1851 49 M 24        Nor Nor Nor 1861 39 Na  Farmer

___, Sarah                   Wife    W F Jan 1853 47 M 24 12 10 Nor Nor Nor 1870 30

___, Anna                   Wife    W F Oct 1879 20 S                 IA Nor Nor  Teacher Pub. School

___, Hank                   Son      W M Jun 1881 18 S                IA Nor Nor  Farm Laborer

___, Chris                    Dau     W F Feb 1872[sic] 18 S          IA Nor Nor

___, John                     Son      W M Oct 1885 14 S                IA Nor Nor

___, Martin                 Son      W M Oct 1887 12 S                IA Nor Nor

___, Albert                  Son      W M Jan 1888 12 S                IA Nor Nor

___, Maray                  Dau     W F Apr 1891 9 S                   IA Nor Nor

___, Henryete             Dau     W F Apr 1894 6 S                   IA Nor Nor

___, Sibell                   Dau     W F Aug 1897 2 S                  IA Nor Nor

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Braham, Andrew        Head   W M Mar 1857 43 M 19         Nor Nor Nor 1870 30  Farmer

[his wife and children]


1900 – Mount Valley Twp., Winnebago Co., IA, e.d. 197, sheet 10a

Thompson, Ole            Head   W M Oct 1865 34 M 7           Nor Nor Nor 1866 34  Farmer

___, Carrie                  Wife    W F Aug 1875 24 M 7 3 2      IA Nor Nor

___, Horace                 Son      W M Apr 1894 6 S                 IA Nor IA

___, Laura                   Dau     W F Nov 1895 4 S                  IA Nor IA


1900 – Forest City, Winnebago Co., IA, e.d. 194, sheet 15b

Brones, Peter N.          Head   W M Jun 1847 52 M 29          Nor Nor Nor ---- Na  farmer

___, Harriett                Wife    W F Jun 1845 54 M 29 5 5     Nor Nor Nor 1850 50

___, Ellsworth             Son      W M Nov 1882 17 S               IA Nor Nor  farm laborer

___, Clifford               Son      W M Apr 1886 14 S               IA Nor Nor


1880 – Mount Valley Twp., Winnebago Co., IA, e.d. 231, sheet 13 (p. 636d)

Brones, Peter               W M 38                       Farmer             Nor Nor Nor

___, Hatty                   W F 32            Wife                            Nor Nor Nor

___, Mary                    W F 9              Dau                             IA Nor Nor

___, Carry                   W F 5              Dau                             IA Nor Nor

___, Walter                 W M 2             Son                              IA Nor Nor

Monson, Olans            W M 18           Board  laborer             IA Nor Nor


1865 – Løbet farm, Norums Thinglag, Kaupanger, Sogndal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, p. 473

Anfind Niels.              Husfader         Husmand med Jord, samt Smed         61 Sogndals Prgj.

Durdei Sørensd.          hans Kone                                                                   66 Sogndals Prgj.

Gunnilde Pedersd.      deres Pleiedatter                                                         8 Sogndals Prgj.

Niels Anfinds.                                     Snedker og Hjulmager                        22 Sogndals Prgj.

Kristi Hansd.               hans Kone                                                                   27 Aardals Prgj. Indre Sogn

Anfind Niels.              deres Søn                                                                    1 Sogndals Prgj.


1865 – Breum farm, Jostedal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, p. 269

Hans Neilss.                Huusfader       Gaardvryger Selveier  51 Jostedals Prgj.

Anna Andersd.           hans Kone                                           44 Havslo Prgj.

Neils Hanss.                deres Søn                                            17 Havslo Prgj.

Anders Hanss.             deres Søn                                            9 Jostedals Prgj.

Christine Neilsd.         hendes Datter                                      23 Havslo Prgj.

Sigrid Hansd.              deres Datter                                        13 Jostedals Prgj.


1801 – Scharsbøe, Norums, Sogndahl, Nordre Bergenhuus, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

Søren Larsen               Huusbonde      37        Bonde og gaardbeboer

Kari Aanundsdtr         Hans kone       26

Maritha Sørensdtr       Deres børn       3

Durdei Sørensdtr        Deres børn       1