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Family History

The information published here is a collection from various websites.

Some of this information is based upon research in progress and

and has not necessarily been proven or finalized.

Welcome to our family pages.  We are Jay Funk and Barbra Ballard Funk and these pages are a labor of love for our children and the reset of the family.  These pages are simply an attempt to research and document where our families have come from, plus any other interesting tid-bits.

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Russia
to 1898

North Dakota

~1898~

 

Reference:

 

 

Berlin Russia

 

 

 

Christ Gramm

Christ Gramm
Birth:
  

 

 

Jacob Gramm 1868 - 1952 & Fredericka Jenner 1883 - 1956

Jacob Gramm
Birth:
        August 4, 1868 in Berlin, Russia
                 son of Christ Gramm
Marriage: Fredericka Jenner in 1901 at Fairfax SD
Death:      February 28, 1952 in Livingston Montana
Burial:      March 1952 at Hazen Cemetery, Mercer County, North Dakota|
                

Served in Russian Army
1898 came to US and then to North Dakota
1930 United States Federal Census - Township 144, Mercer, North Dakota - age 56
1952 The Bismarck Tribune (Bismarck, North Dakota) March 5, 1952 - Obituary
 

Fredericka Jenner
Birth:        March 22, 1883 in South Russia
                 daughter of Mr & Mrs Christ Jenner
Marriage: Jacob Gramm in 1901 at Fairfax SD
Death:      November 3, 1956 at age of 73
Burial:
      Hazen Cemetery, Mercer County, North Dakota|
                
1883 came to US as infant with parents who settled in Scotland SD
1901 married Jacob Gramm
1901 relocated to Hazen, North Dakota where Jacob took up farming east of Hazen.
1903 moved to farm west of Hannover
1911 moved to Beulah where Jacob was in construction business for 7 years
1918 moved southeast of Zap where they farmed
1922 moved to east of Hazen ND
1940 ?? married to Johnathan Kittler 1856 - 1940 (see obituary)
1940 moved to Livingston MT until death
1930 United States Federal Census - Township 144, Mercer, North Dakota - age 47
1951 The Bismarck Tribune (Bismarck, North Dakota) April 3, 1951 - 50th Anniversary
1956 The Bismarck Tribune (Bismarck, North Dakota) November 9, 1956 - Obituary

 

Children

  1. Roseanna "Rosy / Rose" Gramm
    Birth:            February 2, 1902 in North Dakota
    Death:
             
    Burial:         
    1930 United States Federal Census - Township 144, Mercer, North Dakota - age 27
     

  2. Freda
    Birth:            September 17, 1906 in North Dakota
    Death:
              November 7, 1930 
    Burial:          Hazen Cemetery, Mercer County, North Dakota|
                        
    1930 United States Federal Census - Township 144, Mercer, North Dakota - age 24
     

  3. Benjamin Gramm
    Birth:            1910 in North Dakota
    Death:
              April 28, 1986 
    Burial:          Hazen Cemetery, Mercer County, North Dakota|
                        
    1930 United States Federal Census - Township 144, Mercer, North Dakota - age 19
     

  4. Brecella
    Birth:            ~1915 in North Dakota
    Death:
             
    Burial:         
    1930 United States Federal Census - Township 144, Mercer, North Dakota - age 15
     

  5. Marie
    Birth:            ~1918 in North Dakota
    Death:
             
    Burial:         
    1930 United States Federal Census - Township 144, Mercer, North Dakota - age 12
     

  6. Slyvia
    Birth:            ~1922 in North Dakota
    Death:
             
    Burial:         
    1930 United States Federal Census - Township 144, Mercer, North Dakota - age 8
     

 

Roseanna "Rosy / Rose" Gramm 1902 - 19??

Roseanna "Rosy or Rose" Gramm
Birth:            February 2, 1902 in North Dakota
Father:
         Jacob Gramm of German decent born in Berlin, Russia
Mother:
        Fredricka Jenner born March 22, 1883 in South Russia
Occupation: Housewife
Death:         
Burial:         
1930 United States Federal Census - Township 144, Mercer, North Dakota - age 27
 

John Otnes  (aka. Johannes Johannessen)
Birth:
           May 31, 1880 in in Bratbakken,Ytre Rendal, Hedmark, Norway
                     son of Johannes Johannessen Vikdalen and Ingeborg Embretsd. Trebęk
Occupation: Farmer in Mercer County, North Dakota
Military:       World War I Draft Registration (Need Copy)
Death:          December 27, 1962 in Milwaukee / Multnomah County, Oregon
SSN:             517-05-7980 issued in Montana before 1951
1910 United States Federal Census - Township 144, Mercer, North Dakota - age 30 - Bartender
1920 United States Federal Census - Township 144, Mercer, North Dakota - age 39 - Farmer
1930 United States Federal Census - Township 144, Mercer, North Dakota - age 48 - Farmer
 


1954 - Milwaukie Oregon
1960 - Portland Oregon
1971 - Mrs. Rose Otnes is living in Milwaukie Oregon - per Priscilla's Obituary

Children:  ( 11 total )

  1. Irene
    Birth:        ~1925 in Mercer County, North Dakota
    1930 United States Federal Census - Township 144, Mercer, North Dakota - age 5
     

  2. Elmer John
    Birth:        ~1926 in Mercer County, North Dakota
    Marriage: Oneta Bridgewater Smith
    Children:  Paul Elmer, David Duane, John Rene, Lawrence Harold, Wm Eugene, Carolyne Sue & Donald Owen
    1930 United States Federal Census - Township 144, Mercer, North Dakota - age 3
     

  3. Elda
    Birth:        ~1928 in Mercer County, North Dakota
    Marriage: Darylyn Branson
    Children:  Carol Jean, Mike, Joyce, Ronald Branson
    1930 United States Federal Census - Township 144, Mercer, North Dakota - age 2
     

  4. Harold
    Birth:        ~1929 in Mercer County, North Dakota
    Marriage: Betty
    Children:  Mark Anthony & Richard Otnes
    1930 United States Federal Census - Township 144, Mercer, North Dakota - age 1
     

  5. Clarence
    Birth:        March 9, 1930  in Mercer County, North Dakota
    Death:      August 12, 1978 in Oregon
    Marriage: Mary
    SSN:         245-60-5159 issued in North Carolina
    Children:  Susan, Steve, Lalani, Michelle & Mary Otnes
    Burial:      Willamette National Cemetery, Plot Q-279, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

    1930 United States Federal Census - Township 144, Mercer, North Dakota - age 1
     

  6. Irene
    Birth:             Mercer County, North Dakota
    Marriage #1: Louis Peterson, son of Lous Peterson of Deer Lodge Valley
    Children:       Louis, Casey, John, Jim, Vivian & Annette Peterson
    Marriage #2: Don Sythe
    Montana Standard (Butte, Montana) July 26, 1960 - Army Man, Family Visit Deer Lodge
     

  7. Adeline
    Birth:             Mercer County, North Dakota
    Marriage #1: Buzz Clark
    Children:       Gary Clark
    Marriage #2: Jack Hoffman
    Children:       Terry Hoffman
    Marriage #3: Bob Pepin
    Children:       Rosmary & Johnna Pepin
     

  8. Joanne
    Birth:             Mercer County, North Dakota
    Marriage #1: Lee Kell
    Children:       Janice & Brenda Kell
    Marriage #2: Bob Leach
    Children:       Jerry & Debbie Leach
     

  9. Joseph Benjamin
    Birth:             Mercer County, North Dakota
    Marriage #1: Maxine
    Marriage #2: Wilma Birkeland on October 2, 1940
                           daughter of Emil Birkeland
                           Billings Gazette (Billings, Montana) October 10, 1954
    Children:        Sally, girl, Debbie, Daryl & Robert Otnes
    Residence:      Livingston Montana
     

  10. Ruth
    Birth:        Mercer County, North Dakota
    Marriage: Bob Pourier
    Children:  Kathy & Jeannete Pourier
     

  11. Priscilla Chellog Otnes
    Birth:        January 27, 1932 in Hagen, Mercer County, North Dakota
    Marriage: Bert Bridgewater
    Death:      July 1972
    Burial:      Mountain View Cemetery, Dillon, Beaverhead County, Montana

     

  12. Melvin Arvid
    Marriage: Teresa Mortenson
    Children:  Joe, Tracy, Bonnie, Loni Otnes

 

 

 

NEED COPIES

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 - John Otnes from Mercer County, North Dakota

1910 United States Federal Census - John Otnes in Mercer County, North Dakota   (Preview)
A P Wertlin 50 - Christine Wertlin 55 - Carl Wertlin 17 - Alice Wertlin 13 - John Otnes 30 - Enach Otnes 28

1920 United States Federal Census - John Otnes in Mercer County, North Dakota

1930 United States Federal Census - John Otnes in Mercer County, North Dakota
Ingeborg 1861
Joe ~1896, Linda ~1896, Olga ~1918, Archie ~1920, Fay ~1923, Unice ~1927,
Enoch 1882, Emma ~1887, Grace ~1927 Emery C ~1928
John 1880, Rose ~1903, Irene ~1925, Elmer ~1926, Elda ~1928, Harold ~1929, Clarence