John Claus HARMSEN

John Claus HARMSEN

Male 1882 - 1939  (56 years)

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  • Name John Claus HARMSEN 
    Nickname "Jack" 
    Born 13 Sep 1882  Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1910  Grange, Pipestone County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Image Transcript
    LnHholdGivenSurnameRelationGenderRaceBirthDateAgeStatusYears
    Married
    Children
    Born/Living
    BirthPlaceBirthPlace
    of Father
    BirthPlace
    of Mother
    Immigration
    Year
    Occupation
    624JohnHarmsenHeadMaleWhite188228MarriedGermanyGermanyGermany1884
    724FannyHarmsenWifeFemaleWhite188723MarriedMinnesotaEnglandEngland
    824John FHarmsenSonMaleWhite19082SingleMinnesotaGermanyMinnesota
    924Evelyn FHarmsenDaughterFemaleWhite19100SingleMinnesotaGermanyMinnesota
     ED:  0164   Transcript ID is  dbid=7884&iid=31111_4330239-00114   
    Census 1920  Grange, Pipestone County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Image Transcript
    LnHholdGivenSurnameRelationGenderRaceBirthDateAgeStatusBirthPlaceBirthPlace
    of Father
    BirthPlace
    of Mother
    Immigration
    Year
    OccupationVeteranStreet
    4511JackHarmsenHeadMaleWhite188238MarriedGermanyGermanyGermany1882
    4611FrancisHarmsenWifeFemaleWhite188832MarriedMinnesotaEnglandEngland
    4711John EHarmsenSonMaleWhite190911SingleMinnesotaGermanyMinnesota
    4811EvelynHarmsenDaughterFemaleWhite191010SingleMinnesotaGermanyMinnesota
    4911EdnaHarmsenDaughterFemaleWhite19128SingleMinnesotaGermanyMinnesota
    5011EdwinHarmsenSonMaleWhite19137SingleMinnesotaGermanyMinnesota
    111FrancisHarnesenSonMaleWhite19146SingleMinnesotaGermanyMinnesota
    211CliffordHarnesenSonMaleWhite19164SingleMinnesotaGermanyMinnesota
    311EthelHarnesenDaughterFemaleWhite19173SingleMinnesotaGermanyMinnesota
    411EarlHarnesenSonMaleWhite19191SingleMinnesotaGermanyMinnesota
    511EsterHarnesenDaughterFemaleWhite19200SingleMinnesotaGermanyMinnesota
     ED:  177   Transcript ID is  dbid=6061&iid=4312198-00155   
    Census 1930  Lake Benton, Lincoln, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Image Transcript
    LnHholdGivenSurnameRelationGenderRaceBirthDateAgeStatusBirthPlaceBirthPlace
    of Father
    BirthPlace
    of Mother
    Immigration
    Year
    OccupationVeteranStreet
    8658JohnHarmsenHeadMaleWhite188248GermanyGermanyGermany
    8758Frances LHarmsenWifeFemaleWhite188743MinnesotaEnglandEngland
    8858Ervon JHarmsenSonMaleWhite190822MinnesotaGermanyMinnesota
    8958Frank JHarmsenSonMaleWhite191416MinnesotaGermanyMinnesota
    9058Clifford VHarmsenSonMaleWhite191614MinnesotaGermanyMinnesota
    9158Ethelyn MHarmsenDaughterFemaleWhite191713MinnesotaGermanyMinnesota
    9258Earl WHarmsenSonMaleWhite191812MinnesotaGermanyMinnesota
    9358Esther GHarmsenDaughterFemaleWhite192010MinnesotaGermanyMinnesota
    9458Grace KHarmsenDaughterFemaleWhite19219MinnesotaGermanyMinnesota
    9558Beulah MHarmsenDaughterFemaleWhite19255MinnesotaGermanyMinnesota
    9658Pearl AHarmsenDaughterFemaleWhite19264MinnesotaGermanyMinnesota
    9758Donald EHarmsenSonMaleWhite19291MinnesotaGermanyMinnesota
     ED:  11   Transcript ID is  dbid=6224&iid=4610059_00675   
    Died 30 Mar 1939  Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I57  ChristensenJames
    Last Modified 30 Oct 2018 

    Father Claus HARMSEN,   b. 1 Jun 1834, Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Feb 1908, Grange, Pipestone, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Katrina ANSON,   b. 15 Sep 1839, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1905, Grange, Pipestone, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married Abt 1877 
    Family ID F371  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances Louis NICHOLSON,   b. 10 Mar 1887, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jan 1971  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 26 Dec 1906 
    Children 
     1. John Ervon HARMSEN,   b. 1908,   d. 1967  (Age 59 years)
     2. Evelyn Florence HARMSEN,   b. 25 Jun 1909, Ft. Prairie Township, Pipestone, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1967  (Age 57 years)
     3. Edna Lucille HARMSEN,   b. 19 Aug 1911,   d. 22 Sep 1999  (Age 88 years)
     4. Edwin A. HARMSEN,   b. 1913,   d. 1925  (Age 12 years)
     5. Francis James HARMSEN,   b. 18 Jan 1914, Pipestone, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1985  (Age 70 years)
     6. Clifford Vernon HARMSEN,   b. 17 Jul 1915, Pipestone, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1991  (Age 76 years)
     7. Ethelyn Marie HARMSEN,   b. 1916,   d. 1975  (Age 59 years)
     8. Earl W. HARMSEN,   b. 1918,   d. 1975  (Age 57 years)
    +9. Esther Gertrude HARMSEN,   b. 29 Jul 1919, Holland, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 2015, Chaska, Carver, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     10. Grace Kathryn HARMSEN,   b. 1920,   d. 1969  (Age 49 years)
     11. Buelah Mae HARMSEN,   b. 1924,   d. 2007  (Age 83 years)
     12. Living
     13. Donald Alvin HARMSEN,   b. 19 May 1928, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1993  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2012 
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Sep 1882 - Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - Lake Benton, Lincoln, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Mar 1939 - Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Eugene and Esther Christensen Wedding Story
    Eugene and Esther Christensen Wedding Story
    World War I Draft Registration Card 1917-1918 for John Harmsen
    World War I Draft Registration Card 1917-1918 for John Harmsen
    1905 MN State Census John and Claus Harmsen
    1905 MN State Census John and Claus Harmsen

    Headstones
    Harmsen Grave Stone
    Harmsen Grave Stone
    John Harmsen Grave Marker
    John Harmsen Grave Marker

    Histories At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

  • Notes 
    • https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X38C-WLR
    • https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWBP-QB9
    • https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M2PS-799
    • https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XKGS-LH1

      Is this his naturalization? Matches immigration date from other records.

      https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XKGS-LH6

      John Harms also from 1884. Is this possibly him, or his father?
    • Information for his parents is from Ancestry.com. They seem a little old when he was born, but it's not impossible. Claus' birth comes from "Information provided 1968 by Loraine Dahlberg for Harmsen family tree book."
    • http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Harmsen&GSfn=John&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=25&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=53356781&df=all&
    • http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/5549228/person/-1266177625?ssrc=
    • Conversation with Joyce Harmsen on Ancestry.com:

      "Hi Joyce,
      My name is Erik Christensen. I am a grandson of Esther (Harmsen) Christensen and I am researching my ancestors. Not sure if you are still active, but I had some questions about the information you posted here and wonder if you could help.
      I see that you have Claus Harmsen as the father of John Harmsen. The only census record that I see for that is the 1905 MN census, where John is listed as from Norway (mistake?) and they are listed as being in the country for 6 or 7 years, which conflicts with the other immigration records.
      Do you have any other sources (or personal knowledge) for Claus as the father of John Harmsen? Or any information about his wife Katrina Anson or his parents?
      Thanks,
      Erik"

      "I am not active on ancesstry.com currently so don't have access to viewing the original census record for 1905 but the information from the summary does list Norway as the birth place of John Harmsen. I was pretty certain I had the correct family on the census record, but the birthplace of John Harmsen being Norway puzzles me. My source of information was basically a Harmsen family genealogy compiled by Loraine and Al Dahlberg in 1964 and updates provided in 1965 and 1968. These updates were provided by my mother-in-law. The introductory page to this source does say, "Claus and Katrina Harmsen, with the children Katherine, Hans, William, Merie, and John, came to America from Germany in 1884. They settled in Meridan, Iowa. No other details are known." I do know the family also lived in the Pipestone, MN area. Meridan, Iowa must have been a stopping off point for immigrants as my own grandparents also spent time there on their way to Nebraska.

      Claus adopted my husband's grandfather, William Harmsen. Until recently, we did not know the name of William's mother. Marlene Harmsen Clemens ([email protected]) has very recently learned William's mother was Catharina Maria Anton through a source in Germany who obtained William's birth certificate. Could she be the same person as Katrina Anson? I would suggest you contact Marlene who is obviously a better source of information than I am since she is a Harmsen descendent through William. She is currently hoping to contact Loraine Dahlberg or a descendent."
    • 1905 MN Census shows John in Pipestone with his father Claus. Claus is listed as born in Germany, along with both of his parents. John is shown as born in Norway, along with both of his parents. I believe this was a mistake, since the following group was born in Norway. I haven't found anything else to indicated that John would have been from Norway rather than northern Germany.