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Lewis E. THOMPSON
Torbjor ESPE
Husband:  Lewis / Louis E. THOMPSON
Birth:  29 Mar 1874, IL presumably in Odell Twp., Livingston Co., IL
Death:  27 Aug 1947, Elmore, Faribault Co., MN
Occupation:  farmer
Y-DNA Haplogroup:  I1
Father:  Nels E. THOMPSON
Mother:  Inger HILGELAND
Marriage:  13 Oct 1900, Radcliffe, Hardin Co., IA
Wife:  Torbjor / Torbjør "Belle / Bell" ESPE
Birth:  15 Jun 1877, Lee Co., IL
Death:  24 May 1974, Blue Earth, Faribault Co., MN
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Haakon / Håkon Eliasson Bratt ESPE, b. 15 Apr 1842, Ullensvang, Hardanger Dist., Hordaland Co., NO
Mother:  Gunilda / Gunnhild Jørgensdatter PRESTEGAARD / PRESTEGÅRD, b. 25 Mar 1846, Odda, Hardanger Dist., Hordaland Co., NO
Children born in IA, presumably Hebron Twp., Kossuth Co., IA:
1.  Harvey L. THOMPSON, b. 26 Jul 1901
2.  Irvin / Ervin THOMPSON, b. 1903/4
3.  Gaylord THOMPSON, b. 1907/8
4.  Lauretta / Loretta THOMPSON, b. 1912/3
5.  Leon B. THOMPSON, b. Jul 1916
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; NOR, Norway, Norge, Noreg; USA, US, United States, California, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 8):  Hebron Twp., Kossuth Co., IA, Roll T624_409, p. 152A, SN 8A, SD 10, ED 161, enumerated 20 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
127 127 Thompson Louis E Head M W 36 M1 9     IL NO Nor NO Nor Eng Farmer General Farm Emp Y Y   O F F 127
    ________ Belle Wife F W 32 M1 9 3 3 IL NO Nor NO Nor Eng None     Y Y          
    ________ Harvey Son M W  8 S       IA IL IL   None         Y        
    ________ Irvin Son M W  6 S       IA IL IL   None         Y        
    ________ Gaylord Son M W  2 S       IA IL IL   None                  
Plus hired hand not extracted (this record was barely readable).

3.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 10):  Hebron Twp., Kossuth Co., IA, Roll T625_498, p. 164A, SN 3A, SD 10, ED 276, enumerated 22/23 _ 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 29
Fm 47 47 Thompson L E Head Un M W 45 M   Y Y IL NO Nor NO Nor Y farmer 0 47
      ________ Bell Wife   F W 42 M N Y Y IL NO Nor NO Nor Y housework 0  
      ________ Harvey Son   M W 18 S N Y Y IA IL   IL   Y working at home    
      ________ Ervin Son   M W 16 S N Y Y IA IL   IL   Y working at home    
      ________ Garlard? K Son   M W 12 S Y Y Y IA IL   IL   Y working at home    
      ________ Loretta dau   F W  7 S Y Y Y IA IL   IL   Y None    
      ________ Leon B Son   M W 3 5/12 S N N N IA IL   IL   Y None    

4a.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 16):  Elmore Village, Elmore Twp., Faribault Co., MN, Roll 1086, p. 96A, SN 4A, ED 22-10, SD 12, enumerated 18 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
87 100 Thompson Louis E Head O 2500 R N M W 56 M 26 N Y IL NO NO Y none       6 N
    ________ Bell Wife         F W 53 M 23 N Y IL NO NO Y M??ing General 0 Y    
    ________ Lauretta Dau         F W 17 S   Y Y IA IL IL Y none          
    ________ Leon Son         M W 13 S   Y Y IA IL IL Y none          

4b.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 13):  Swea Twp., Kossuth Co., IA, Roll 663, p. 244A, SN 4A, ED 55-39, SD 2, enumerated 19 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30 32
73 74 Thompson Harvey Head R R Y M W 28 M 23 N Y IA IL IL Y Farmer General farm O Y N 69
    ________ Elsie M Wife       F W 23 M 18 N Y MN MN SD Y None          
    ________ Russell E Son       M W 4 6/12 S   N   IA IA MN   None          
    ________ Arlene M Dau       F W 1 6/12 S   N   IA IA MN   None          
    Krosch Hazel E S-in-Law       F W 15 S   N Y IA MN SD Y None          
    Thompson Loretta Sister       F W 17 S   Y Y IA IL IL Y None          

5.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).

6.  Sorensen Molecular Genealogy Foundation: Y-Database (online at www.smgf.org).

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