Sunday, April 19, 2015

Stigen Family Reunion!

Hey all!  I know it's been a long, long time since I've posted in this blog, but work has kept me too busy to write anything.  However, now that I've made my exit, I'm back and here to let you all know about the Stigen Family Reunion taking place in the summer of 2015.  The reunion will take place over the weekend of June 20-21st.  A block of 10 rooms has been set aside at the Hampton in Grand Forks, North Dakota by cousin, Ken Stigen.  If anyone would like to attend, email me and I'll send you an invite to the Facebook group page for the reunion.

The first day of the reunion we will be attending the Aneta Turkey BBQ.  The second day - Sunday - we will spend attending services and paying respects to our ancestors at the Our Savior Church in rural Kloten, where many of our Fjeld and Stigen ancestors are buried.  Pictures to come!

So if you are descended from Ole Knudsen Stigen (1854-1937) and Ragnhild Renden (1865-1937) and/or Knud Knudsen Stigen (1820-1896) and Berthe Ellefsdatter Aamodteie (1820-1883), please contact me.  The more the merrier!

If you're not sure if you're descended from one of these couples, here are the lists of their children.  Hopefully this helps!

Children of Ole Knudsen Stigen and Ragnhild Renden:
  • Christian Stigen 1886-1949
  • Martin Stigen 1888-1948
  • Carl Stigen 1889-1918
  • Bertha Stigen 1891-1943
  • Oline Stigen 1893-1977
  • Ragna Stigen 1895-1989
  • Emma Stigen 1902-1974
  • Ole Stigen 1905-1992

Children of  Knud Knudsen Stigen and Berthe Ellefsdatter Aamodteie:
  • Caroline Uhlen Stigen 1845-
  • Elling Stigen 1847-
  • Ole Knudsen Stigen 1854-1937
  • Hans Christian Stigen 1857-1936 a.k.a Christian Knudson/Chris Knudsen/Charles Knudsen
  • Olaus Stigen 1860-
See you at the reunion!

1 comment:

DianaR Thompson said...

P.S. We have quite a few awesome family photographs posted on the Facebook Stigen Family Reunion group, where we've been helping each other identify indivduals and sharing precious family memories. I would like to share some of these photographs, but I cannot because I do not own the rights to them and I do not have permission to do that here.