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Erik and Marit Rogne

Husband's Full Name:  Erik Bendiksen Skogen

Husband's Place of Birth:  Rogne, Skogen, Østre Slidre, Valdres, Norway

Husband’s Place of Death:  Rogne, Skogen, Østre Slidre, Valdres, Norway

Husband's Father's Name: Bendik Halvorsen Skattebu

Husband's Mother's Name: Guro Eriksdotter Rudi

Husband's Siblings' Names: Ragnhild, Sigrid, Ingrid, Kari

Wife's Full Name:  Marit Larsdtr Rudi (Rogne)

Wife's Place of Birth:  Rudi, Neigarden, Østre Slidre, Valdres, Norway

Wife's Father's Name:  Lars Syversen Hovi

Wife's Mother's Name:  Kari Aalaksdatter Rudi

Wife's Siblings' Names: Syver, Ingrid Melby, Aslak, Sigurd

Children's Names: Bendik, Kari Gilbertson, Lars, Erik, Halvor, Gurii (Gina) Onstad

Photo – Marit Rogne taken in 1917

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Marit L. Rogne was the third child born to Lars Syversen Hovi and Kari Aalaksdatter Rudi.  She was born on November 14, 1835 in Øystre Slidre, Valdres, Norway.


Marit Larsdatter Rudi married Erik Bendiksonn Rogne in 1859 in Valdres, Norway.  They had 5 children, Bendik, the oldest, Kari, Lars, Erik and Guri.


After her son Erik Rogne died in 1899, Bendik and Kari Gilbertson went to Norway and brought back their mother.  This was in 1900.


She proved up a homestead at Esmond in 1905, then went back to Norway, but returned again with Bendik in 1909.


She lived with her son Bendik for a period of time, and then moved to the home of her daughter Guri. Although she never drove a car, she loved to visit the neighbors and would often spend several days with them.


She did a lot of knitting and kept the family in mittens through the cold North Dakota winters.  She would spin the wool on the spinning wheel she brought over from Norway.  She also did a lot of reading and particularly enjoyed it when the Decorah Posten would arrive - the newspaper that had lots of interesting Norwegian material in it.


She died at the age of 90 on March 15, 1925 in Manfred, ND and is buried in the Vang Lutheran Cemetery north of Manfred.


Obituary from Wells County Farmer March 25, 1926 front page - column 3


Pioneer Manfred Lady Passes to Great Beyond


Mrs. Marit L. Rogne, who has made her home for the past few years with her daughter, Mrs. Ole Onstad of Manfred, died Monday, March 15, after a short illness.


The deceased was born in Valdres, Norway, December 15, 1835, and came to this country about twenty years ago.  She reached the ripe old age of 90 years and 4 months. She leaves to mourn, one son, Bendik Rogne, and one daughter, Mrs. Ole Onstad, besides a host of friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday, at 2:00 o'clock from the Vang Church, Rev J. M. Langseth Officiating.

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