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From: Margit <>
Subject: Re: [BUSKERUD] Edward LIAN - b 1885 / who where his parents?
Date: Thu, 19 May 2005 18:40:02 -0500
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From what I can see, it looks like I may be right. :-))
Emigrants from Oslo 1867-1930 (incomplete)
Harbour Year Day Departure date Given name Last name Sex Status
Family position Occupation Age Residence Destination Ticket
179530 Oslo 1906 05.04.1906 06.04.1906 Edvard Ellings. Lia m ug
handelsbetj. 21 Norderhov N. Dakota Elster Salmo
179531 Oslo 1906 05.04.1906 06.04.1906 Georg Ellings. Lia m ug
arb. 19 Norderhov N. Dakota Elster Salmo
On May 19, 2005, at 6:23 PM, Sherrie Stahl wrote:
> Yes, I found that, but what I'm trying to figure out is who were
> HIS PARENTS.....who were Edward's parents in Ringerike??
> Sherrie Stahl
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> Subject: Re: [BUSKERUD] Edward LIAN - b 1885 / who where his parents?
>> BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
>> Edward Lian was born on a farm near Ringerike, Norway on January 20,
>> 1885. In April 1906, he and his brother George immigrated to the
>> United States. They traveled from New York to Fairdale, North Dakota
>> where Edward began farming. After farming elsewhere in North Dakota,
>> Canada, and Montana, he moved back to Fairdale in 1915. On July 25,
>> 1917, he married Martha Haug, in the Aadalen Lutheran Church, in
>> rural Fairdale. In 1920, he began a position as manager of The
>> Fairdale Mercantile Company, while in 1926 he purchased a farm in
>> rural Fairdale. The Mercantile Company failed in 1929, but Edward was
>> able to open a grocery store the following year. Unfortunately, this
>> store also closed in 1935, due to poor economic conditions. Following
>> the death of Martha, on July 28, 1970, Edward moved into Tufte Manor,
>> a retirement home in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Edward Lian died in
>> December 1976 in Grand Forks.
>> Elmer T. Lian, Edward and Martha Lian's first son, was born on April
>> 17, 1918 in Fairdale. He graduated from high school in Fairdale in
>> 1936, and from UND on June 1, 1940 with a business degree, in
>> addition to four years of training in the Reserve Officers Training
>> Corps. On that same day, Elmer was commissioned as a second
>> lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He entered the Army Air Force in 1942.
>> Elmer married Edwina Amundrud, a native of Silvesta Township, Walsh
>> County, North Dakota, on July 16, 1942. The ceremony took place at
>> the Fort Dix (New Jersey) Army Air Force Base Chapel. On June 14,
>> 1944, Elmer was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, for flying a
>> crippled bomber safely back to England. A daughter, Linda Rae, was
>> born several weeks later on July 2, 1944, in Grand Forks. On
>> September 27th of that same year, Elmer Lian was shot down over
>> Germany and taken prisoner. He was taken to a Stalag Luft I, a POW
>> camp in northeastern Germany, near the Polish border. He was
>> eventually liberated by the Russian Army in May 1945, and returned to
>> Fairdale in June 1945. He arrived just in time to witness his
>> daughter’s first birthday party, on July 2.
>> Elmer remained in the Air Force following the end of World War II. A
>> son, Steven Craig, was born September 22, 1946, in Greenville, South
>> Carolina. In November 1964, Elmer retired from the Air Force, having
>> attained the rank of lieutenant colonel. The family then moved to
>> Grand Forks, where he taught mentally challenged young adults for
>> over ten years. Following the death of his father-in-law, he returned
>> to Fairdale to manage the farm and estate.
>> In 1996-1997, under the auspices of the University of North Dakota
>> AeroSpace Network, Elmer Lian interviewed 22 ex-POWs from World War
>> II and the Korean War. Over 30 hours of videotaped interviews were
>> produced and broadcast on Grand Forks Cable Channel 3 in February
>> 1998 . A second installment of the series was aired in 2000. The
>> series, entitled Kriegieland: Conversations with ex-POWs, is recorded
>> in its entirety in the Department of Special Collections
>> Elmer Lian died on June 2, 2001 in Grand Forks.
>> SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
>> The Edward and Elmer T. Lian Papers consist of an autobiography
>> written by Edward Lian in 1972, entitled From Fjord to Prairie. This
>> manuscript covers his life from its beginning in Norway until Edward
>> entered Tufte Manor. Also included is a preliminary draft of a
>> manuscript written by Elmer Lian, entitled Prisoner of War: Germany -
>> WWII, dating from 1969.
>> Box 1
>> 1. Edward Lian. From Fjord to Prairie (1972). An autobiography
>> recounting his life from birth near Ringerike, Norway to his later
>> years in Fairdale, North Dakota
>> 2. Elmer T. Lian. Prisoner of War: Germany - WWII
>> (1969--Preliminary Draft). The true story of Elmer T. Lian as a POW
>> in Germany during WWII
>> On May 19, 2005, at 5:49 PM, Sherrie Stahl wrote:
>>> I've gotten the translation for part of the info in book 3:
>>> The Lian brothers Gilbert, Carl, Edward and George, from Fairdale,
>>> N. Dakota.
>>> Edward Lian is secretary for the Ringerike-companionship.
>>> (See abbout this family-biography in book I (one) on page 291 in
>>> "Utdanningshistorie fra Ringerike" = Educations-history from
>>> written by W.S.Johnson in 1925
>>> Does anyone have this book #1 in their collection?
>>> Sherrie Stahl
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