Sevadt K. Skagen

Sevadt K. Skagen was born in Gol, Norway, in 1852, and he married Margit Olson, whose home was also in Gol.  Her birth-date was September 30, 1855.  They came to America, and they established a homestead in 1883 in Washburn Township about 41"2 miles east of Cooperstown.

They had five daughters: Bertha, Gena, Mathilda Julia, Oline, and Gunhild.  Oline is the only survivor.  Their father, Sevadt, died in 1905, and their mother, Margit, in 1938.

Oline was married to John Auren, and they lived on the homestead until they moved to Los Altos, California, in 1938.  Later, they purchased a home in Palo Alto, California.  They have two children.  Luella May is married to Ralph Christianson.  They have two daughters, Carol and Sandra, and one granddaughter, Sheila "K.€  James Skagen Auren is married to Elfrieda Ulleseit, and they live in Grants Pass, Oregon.

John Auren died at his home in Palo Alto, California, on April 25, 1980.  Oline still owns the Skagen homestead.

Source: Cooperstown, North Dakota 1882-1982 Centennial page 93

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