Oscar and Marit Braaten
Husband's Full Name: Oscar Braaten
Husband's Place of Birth: Goodhue, Minnesota
Husband's Father's Name: Ole Braaten
Husband's Mother's Name: Inga O. Braaten
Husband's Siblings' Names: Ernest Braaten
Wife's Full Name: Marit Olsdatter Jorstad
Wife's Place of Birth: Øystre Slidre, Norway
Wife's Father's Name: Ole Nilson Rabøle
Wife's Mother's Name: Marit Halvorsdatter Jorstad
Wife's Siblings' Names: Ragndi Olsdatter (Tom Jorstad); Nils Olsen (Gunhild Jorstad); Guri Olsdatter; Halvor Olsen; Kari Olsdatter (aka Carrie Jorstad)
Children's Names: Myrtle Irene Braaten Basting
Oscar Braaten was born in Goodhue County, MN on February 3, 1884. He was the oldest son of Ole and Inga Braaten. He went to school and was confirmed there, and as a young man he chose farming as his lifelong profession.
On February 12, 1913 Oscar married Margit Jorstad at Manfred, ND. They had one daughter, Myrtle. He lived in Manfred, and in 1916 they went to New Town and proved up his homestead there. The family then homesteaded in Unorganized Township 152-93, where they made their home and livelihood for 38 years.
They were members of the Grand Valley Lutheran Church and Margit was a member of the Ladies Aid.
They moved to Minot and stayed with Margit's sister, Carrie Jorstad. Then in 1954, due to failing health, they moved to Sunland, CA to live with their daughter, Mrs. (Myrtle) Paul Basting. Margit spent some time in the nursing home. Oscar passed away November 19, 1958, and Margit in December 1961. Their daughter Myrtle passed away in 1962. They are all buried in California.
Source: Beatrice Gullickson