Garberg, Brynhild

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SIE 2-4-t276

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Garberg, Brynhild


  • 1984-08-23 (Creation)


2 file folders
1 sound cassette

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The interview was conducted with Brynhild Garberg on August 23, 1984 in Spokane, Washington. The interview contains information on her family, her family's trip to America, life in LaCrosse, Washington, her work on farms and married life. The interview was conducted in English with some Norwegian towards the end of the interview.

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Box 12, File 9 Personal and Family History
Tape Transcription and Family Background

Box 12, File 9A Correspondence and Forms
Checklist and Release Form

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Interviewed by Janet Rasmussen
Transcribed by Christer Uthus
Encoded by Kerstin Ringdahl & Amity Smetzler
Recording Quality: Good

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Brynhild Kjøsnes Garberg was born on March 30, 1894 in Selbu, Norway, a small community in Trøndelag outside of Trondheim. She was one of four children by Ole Kjøsnes and Sissel Kulseth. Her family immigrated to America in 1907 two years after her brother, John immigrated. Brynhild celebrated her 13th birthday aboard 'The Baltic' on her way to America.

Brynhild's family settled in LaCrosse, Washington. After settling, Brynhild attended school for one and a half years in Lacrosse. She was confirmed in the Selbu Lutheran Church at age fifteen. Brynhild married Peder Garberg on December 14, 1921. They lived with her family until they rented a farm.

They have four children, Clara, Irwin, Sadie, and Phyllis. In 1962, the Garberg's moved to Spokane when owners of their farm sold it. She was around 40 years old when she received her citizenship.


Full Name: Brynhild Kjøsnes Garberg
Maiden Name: Brynhild Kjøsnes
Father: Ole Kjøsnes
Mother: Sissel Kulseth
Paternal Grandfather: John Kjøsnes
Brothers and Sisters: Ragnhild Kjøsnes, John Kjøsnes, Regine Kjøsnes
Spouse: Peder Garberg
Children: Clara Garberg, Irwin Garberg, Sadie Garberg Allen, Phyllis Garberg Maynor

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